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

From Romania With Love

Dancing with Dinicu

The Maestro as Engineer

Ernest Ansermet and Arthur Honegger’s speeding train

On St. Cecilia’s Day

Handel’s ode for November 22

The Virtuoso as Aristocrat

Jorge Bolet and one memorable night in 1974

State of Gliss

The art of Gloria Coates

Bewitching Sounds of Bronze

The maverick Lou Harrison

The Power of Musick

Handel, Dryden, and Alexander the Great

The Boy Romantic

Erich Wolfgang Korngold and his musical snowman

The Lonely Heath at Twilight

Gustav Holst, Thomas Hardy, and a musical portrait of a timeless place


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