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 protected].
Leo Dominguez gives his perspective of the Met from his balcony box (often with pictures). Occasionally politics and baseball worm their way in...
Slipped Disc (Norman Lebrecht)
Normal Lebrecht, arts and culture editor at the London Evening Standard, offers his commentary on the classical music business.
Soho the Dog (Matthew Guerrieri)
Correspondent Matthew Guerrieri posts links to his work for the Boston Globe. Sprinkled in amongst the reviews is insight into what makes the composer/writer/musician tick.
Sounds Like New (Marcus Maroney)
Composer Marcus Marony writes about new music with a particular emphasis on his hometown of Houston, TX. The posts generally focus on performance, arts culture, music criticism, etc... in the bayou city.
Stephen Smoliar reports on the San Francisco Bay Area classical music scene for Examiner.com. This blog collects all of his local stories. His reporting is also included in the national edition of Examiner here: National Classical Music Examiner.
Sticks and Drones
Bill Eddins conducts of the Edmonton Symphony. Ron Spigelman conducts the Springfield Symphony. The two trade of blogging about their experiences in the world of orchestral music. The topics tend to be specifically geared toward professionals in the arts, but can offer insight to the casual observer about what regional orchestras go through.
The Artful Manager (Andrew Taylor)
As the director of the Boltz Center for Arts Administration, Andrew Taylor speaks directly to the business side of arts and culture. The posts cover a mixture of mediums, but he regularly touches on the world of classical music.
the concert (Anne-Carolyn Bird)
Soprano Anne-Carolyn Bird shares her personal journal about the life of the professional singer.
The Detritus Review (Sator Arepo)
Sator Arepo has some strong opinions about music and about the way others write about it, especially in his home town of Austin Texas. He uses the Detritus Review to shine a light on some of the more egregious examples.
The Opera Tattler (Charlise Tiee)
Charlise Tiee writes about her experiences attending opera performances in San Francisco and beyond. Her writing is not limited to the performance, as the experience can be half the fun. She also posts season schedules of opera companies around the country.