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Ten minutes with The New Yorker’s Alex Ross

Ten minutes with The New Yorker’s Alex Ross

 The title of New Yorker critic Alex Ross’s new book, Listen to This (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux), takes its name from an essay about the...
By Jon Garelick  |  November 10, 2010

Web lore

Ultimate Blogs: Masterworks from the Wild Web outs itself on the back cover: “A book of blogs? WTF!!!”
Sarah Boxer’s best of the blogosphere
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 25, 2008

Dancing about architecture

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as the famous saying suggests, then Alex Ross is the Lord of the Dance.
Alex Ross’s The Rest Is Noise
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  December 19, 2007

Semper Fideles

Some 400 BSO season subscribers, I’m told, exchanged their tickets Saturday night so they could stay home and watch the Red Sox beat the Rockies.
Jordi Savall + Le Concert des Nations, Emmanuel Chruch, October 27, 2007
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2007

A hero of our time

I never doubt Moravec unless I’m measuring him against himself. There isn’t a pianist alive I’d rather hear.
Ivan Moravec at the Metropolitan Museum
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 18, 2007

War, peace, and Robert Pinsky

Every few years, a fall publishing season emerges that should remind us that Boston could be the literary epicenter of America.
The season's fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 12, 2007


Good vibrations?

The string vibrato developed as an orchestral sonority only in the 20th century. Does that mean that your favorite performances of everyone from Bach to Berg don’t really sound the way the composer intended?
Roger Norrington cleans up classical music
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 14, 2006

Jordi Savall

“Encounters of Fire and Air: Music of Old Spain and the New World” was the title of the program Catalan gambist Jordi Savall brought to the Jesuit Urban Center in the South End, and as anyone who has heard the Alia Vox CD in which it was grounded could'
Rocking the South End  
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 08, 2006