The moral should be to err in favor of the audacious. That’s what this world – and this art form – require.
Rethinking the Repertoire
Composer Charles Villiers Stanford’s best traits were formidable indeed.
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich has an uncanny understanding of what instruments can do and how to showcase them best.
Felix Mendelssohn remains one of the West’s most underrated composers.
Bernstein’s Songfest is Exhibit A in the argument that American orchestras and conductors need to champion the music of these shores.
The truth is that the music of this most politically aware and morally astute of composers needs – and deserves – much wider currency.