Measure by Measure

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


American Symphonies

25 of the very best

Hardly Academic

The essential Walter Piston

Requiem for an Angel

A concerto and its nearly disastrous premiere

The Man Who Loved Proust

Reynaldo Hahn and the sounds of the beautiful age

Lilacs for Lincoln (and Kennedy and King)

Roger Sessions, part II

The Conquered Ear

Roger Sessions’s Eighth Symphony, 50 years after its premiere

An American in Berlin

Aaron Copland’s 1970 visit to Germany

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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