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Allan Kozinn

Allan Kozinn (@kozinn) began writing about music for The New York Times in 1977, and served on its culture staff from 1991 to 2014. He was born in New York and studied music and journalism at Syracuse University.

Articles by this Author

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March 29, 2019

Jennifer Koh, Rachel Barton Pine, and Hugh Marsh tap into fresh founts of inspiration ranging from rural blues to electronic processing.

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January 8, 2019

Recordings of new music rooted in tradition that still is uncompromisingly contemporary — and sometimes unsettling.

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July 20, 2018

In the latest recordings from Robert Honstein and Rob Schwimmer, the soloist is the whole story, while Simone Dinnerstein and A Far Cry take on Philip Glass's Piano Concerto No. 3.

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June 19, 2018

Keeping up with these quartets isn't easy, because, as new recordings show, they are always doing something new.

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April 28, 2018

Du Yun's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera breaks new ground, as does composer Andy Akiho and the duo Subtle Degrees.

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January 29, 2018

New albums show contemporary musicians and groups can do rock and folk and classical well.

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October 27, 2017

With the structure in place, Bang on a Can continues to spread its gospel, looking forward rather than at its accomplishments.

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October 14, 2017

New music without Bang on a Can would be a lot less visible, a lot grayer, and a lot less fun. Here’s the story of their breakthrough ideas.

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June 9, 2017

Allan Kozinn listens to the latest music from the busy creative community in Iceland.

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March 14, 2017

A quartet of recent recordings full of startling, genre-crossing compositions shows what the classical world had been missing.

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January 3, 2017

The millennial generation of musicians make compelling music without the defined notions of style that their elders once thought a prerequisite.

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Modern Classical Review
February 9, 2015

The indie-classical composer’s quirky, trademark style gets a few new twists in his latest song collection.

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