Webern after Webernism
On the posthumous reputation of Anton Webern.
On Bill T. Jones’s Still/Here at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Smokeless “Cigarettes”: Pina Bausch at BAM
On Bausch’s Two Cigarettes in the Dark at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Explicit acts, sleazy gestures: the Joffrey Ballet’s “Billboards”
On hearing Liszt live
Lincoln Center's chamber music problems
On the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at 25.
New worlds & old
On three CDs of contemporary music from New World Records & a reissue of performances by tenor Jan Kiepura.
The strange case of Charles Valentin Alkan
Leon Botstein attempts to save music
On the pitfalls of trying to "update" classical music.