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.

National Music Biz & Cultural Issues

Non Divisi (Frank Almond)

Violinist Frank Almond writes about his professional experiences, including but not limited to his role as concert master at the Milwaukee Symphony.

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Bay Area Voices

Not for Fun Only (Axel Feldheim)

Axel Feldheim writes about cultural events in San Francisco, featuring concert announcements and reviews.  While not comprehensive, he does get out to some of the smaller ensemble performances and recitals not covered in your major media outlets.
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Bay Area Voices

Oboeinsight (Patty Mitchell)

Freelance oboist Patty Mitchell writes a very active blog of short musings about life as a performer and teacher.

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Bay Area Voices

On a Pacific Aisle (Joshua Kosman)

The SF Chronicle's classical critic lets loose on anything that interests him.  Posts range from extensions of his role as the Bay Area's premier classic music reviewer to mild annoyance with the things that come in his mailbox.  Sometimes it's the non-music posts that provide the best entertainment value.

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National Music Biz & Cultural Issues

On the Record (Henry Fogel)

The former president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association talks about the challenges and opportunities that face symphonies today. 

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Opera in General

Opera Chic

An American living in Milan writes about the world of opera and all the great performances she sees at La Scala.

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Opera in General

OperaBlog

The official blog of operacast.com, a service that broadcasts operas over the internet.  The blog shows the latest listings, and provides occasional commentary from Sam Shirakawa

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Critics Beyond the Bay

Out West Arts

Our West Arts offers reviews of concerts in Los Angeles.  The range of posts often extends outside the purely classical realm to include theater, musicals and other performances that the other (Brian) deems worthy.

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National Music Biz & Cultural Issues

Overflow (Harvey Sachs)

Harvey Sachs writes about his experiences attending concerts in New York.  His detailed reports offer his personal encounter with the work at hand, rather than an official critique.  The effect gives the feel of a friend telling you "how it went."  

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Opera in General

parterre box presents: La Cieca

Opera lover who goes by the name La Cieca writes this quirky blog that combines snarky comment and some "creative" PhotoShopping.

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