Music Blogs

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 editor@sfcv.org.

Bay Area Voices

Magnificat

Magnificat is an ensemble of voices and instruments that specializes in music of the 17th Century. Under the artistic direction of Warren Stewart, Magnificat performs a wide repertoire ranging from reconstructions of historic liturgies to staged operas. In this blog, Stewart and others write about Magnificat, the music they perform, and the art. culture and history of the 17th Century.

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National Music Biz & Cultural Issues

Mind the Gap (Molly Sheridan)

Molly Sheridan writes about American culture through the lens of great performances.  The range of posts is wide, but always rooted in classical music performance and culture.

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Critics Beyond the Bay

Monotonous Forest (Bruce Hodges)

Bruce Hodges writes about his experiences at concerts in New York (and occasionally beyond).  Posts often link to his freelance reviews sprinkled throughout the web.

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Opera in General

Mostly Opera...

An opera lover from Copenhagen with a heavy travel schedule provides a plethora of pictures and video from productions all over Europe.

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Musicology and Theory

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...

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Opera in General

My Favorite Intermissions (Maury D'annato)

Opera buff Maury D'annato shares his experiences attending opera in New York City

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National Music Biz & Cultural Issues

Naxos Blog

Get the latest on new releases from classical music label Naxos, as well as discussion about the state of the classical music industry.

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National Music Biz & Cultural Issues

Neoclassical (Holly Mulcahy)

Holly Mulcahy writes about her experiences as a freelance violinist in the Chicago area.  Her roughly monthly missives offer a peak behind the curtain at life in the classical music world.

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New Music/Composers

New Music Box

This web magazine of the American Music Center covers the world of new music, including interviews with composers, editorials, reports and general chatter.

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Critics Beyond the Bay

Night After Night (Steve Smith)

New York Times critic Steve Smith offers listening suggestions, and shines a light on some of his favorite musical events in New York City.  The majority of postings, however are links to the reviews he writes for his day job.

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