Here's our guide to the wonderful, sometimes wacky world of classical music blogs. You'll find commentary on local, national and international happenings. Jump in and join in! If we’ve missed one of your favorites, send us an email at email@example.com.
Musicologists Ryan Banagale and Drew Massey curate this forum on musicology (and the occasional completely off topic subject that they deem worthy).
Dial M for Musicology
Jonathan Bellman (University of North Colorado) and Phil Ford (Indiana University) trade off posting on this blog about musicology. Though they will dig deep into various topics, the lighthearted tone of this blog makes it a nice intro to the field.
From Beyond the Stave
From Beyond the Stave is the music blog of Boydell & Brewer, independent book publisher based in Suffolk in the UK and in Rochester NY. On their blog they post entertaining extracts from their current and forthcoming classical music publications.
Musical Perceptions (Scott Spiegelberg)
Scott Spiegelberg teaches theory at DePauw University. Here he flits between technical discussions and his recommendations for listening, reading, attending, etc...
PostClassic (Kyle Gann)
Bard College professor (and former Village Voice music critic) Kyle Gann writes in-depth posts about musicology and theory. He is particularly focused on microtonal music and will occasionally post keynote speeches and lectures.
The Rehearsal Studio
Examiner columnist Steven Smoliar takes a broad approach to discussions about music, theory and other related topics.
think denk (Jeremy Denk)
Jeremy Denk offers a charming inside view into the world of the concert pianist. The performer gives a unique perspective on his profession by including both audio and score samples of the pieces he is working on. When not writing about challenging scores, Jeremy gives a lively account of life on the road.
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