Measure by Measure

A blog about classical music from Sudip Bose, the Scholar’s managing editor.


The Classical Romantic

Remembering Joseph Joachim

Swan Song

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto

An Ives Fourth

Nostalgia or nightmare?

A Mexican Mosaic

Carlos Chávez’s Indian Symphony

Beach Music

A sonata beautiful and strong

Stylized sepia photograph of John Knowles Paine

A Symphony for Springtime

Or, when is an American symphony not American enough?

A photograph of the violinist Michael Rabin as a young man

An American Prodigy

Remembering Michael Rabin

Decca at 90

Six classical music albums

In Praise of Chadwick

Remembering one of American music’s founding fathers

The Story of an Exile

Arnold Schoenberg and his Piano Concerto

The Composer as Dissident

Karl Amadeus Hartmann and the act of bearing witness

George Lazenby

Beethoven and James Bond

Recalling the past, surveying the future

Van Cliburn performing

Nationalist Anthems

Remembering a time when composers mattered more

Food of Love

The magic of Henry Purcell

A Composer in an Antique Land

The legacy of Arthur Farwell


This Is What Terror Sounds Like

10 pieces to guarantee the Halloween shivers

Visions of Another Realm

Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius

Front porch

Innocence and Loss

Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915


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