The Most Beautiful Melody in the World: Is it by Bach? Gershwin? The Beatles?
The Surprising Snippets of Autobiography in the Music of Johannes Brahms
Slate Readers on How They Learned to Love Mozart, Brahms, Jackson Pollock, and Other Acquired Tastes
When I First Heard The Magic Flute, I Hated It. Now I Think It’s Brilliant. What Happened?
When It Comes to Writing Lyrics, Leonard Cohen Is Second to No One, Including Bob Dylan
Notes on Customs, Habits, and Mating Rituals of the Residents at Yaddo, MacDowell, and Other Artists’ Colonies.
Last Notes: The Wild, Sublime Music That Composers Write on Their Deathbeds
Artistic legacy: the tricky task of preserving an artist’s life and work.
Contemporary music trends: The new niceness, aesthetic brutalism, and spectralism explained.
The elusive maestro: why the process of finding a new conductor makes music lovers weep.
What’s wrong with movies about composers.
Why e-books will never replace real books.
The centuries-old struggle to play in tune.
Why you've never really heard the "Moonlight" Sonata.
The music of the castrati.
How a pause can be the most devastating effect in music.
Why you should listen to Charles Ives.
When music critics attack.
How the Illuminati influenced Beethoven.
How The Rest Is Noise changes our understanding of 20th-century music.