Measure by Measure

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


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

Bach’s Birthday Returns

The young Bruno Maderna sought inspiration in the past

The Summit Revealed

Alan Hovhaness and his Mysterious Mountain

Rites of Spring

Virgil Thomson’s Feast of Love

An American Impressionist

What Charles Griffes wrote during his brief life leaves us wanting more

Indonesia and the West

From Debussy to Lou Harrison

Requiem for Fanny

Mendelssohn’s final expression of grief

The Tranquility of Influence

Busoni’s Violin Concerto

Air From the East

From Rousseau to Weber to Hindemith

The World Becomes a Dream, the Dream Becomes a World

Wolfgang Rihm’s Astralis


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