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

Happy Birthday, Clara Schumann

The compositions of the eminent pianist are finally getting their due

A Sunset in Song

Ottorino Respighi and Percy Bysshe Shelley

Mozart in Sun and Shadow

A novella imagines a day with the great composer

Bernstein on Bach

Learning about counterpoint on network TV

Centennials, Part Two

The art of Henryk Szeryng

The Virtuoso as Artist

Remembering Ruggiero Ricci on the centenary of his birth

Who’s the Boss?

When conductor and soloist clash, a concerto performance can turn into a contest of wills

Death in Antarctica

Vaughan Williams’s Seventh Symphony

Expanding the List

More essential American symphonies


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