Paul Bowles

Classical Music Album Review: Paul Bowles’s “A Picnic Cantata” — A Bittersweet Charmer

March 19, 2023
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Festival of American Song Records has released an elegant, touching performance of the totally delightful half-hour long “Picnic Cantata.”

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Theater Commentary: A Rare Outing for an Undervalued American Drama

October 13, 2010
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Can’t we get our unjustly neglected American playwrights right? A chance to see a marvelous, overlooked American play of the 1950s.  And it is not by the prosaic William Inge. “When something seems ‘the most obvious thing in the world’ it means any attempt to understand the world has been given up.” — Bertolt Brecht…

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Classical Music Sampler: October 2010

September 30, 2010
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By Caldwell Titcomb. October 2: The Longwood Symphony Orchestra opens its 28th season, the sixth under conductor Jonathan McPhee, with a program of Sibelius and Delius. Award-winning Zina Schiff will be soloist in the demanding Sibelius Violin Concerto. Also on the program are Sibelius’s “Karelia Suite” and Delius’ lovely “Walk to the Paradise Garden.” At…

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