Category Archives: Aesthetics and Criticism

Matthew B. Tepper’s Berlioz Requiem Page

Hector Berlioz finished two of his most important compositions in 1837, one of them his immense and powerful Requiem. I … Continue reading

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In Defense of Music Critics

“Ignore what the critics say. No one ever made a statue of a critic.” So said Jean Sibelius to his … Continue reading

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Second-Guessing Old Compositions

Is it wise for a composer — even a great composer — to return to old compositions years later, to … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno and Sports as Art

Joe Paterno had come up in my research on 1926 (he was born that year) months before his role in … Continue reading

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Schoenberg’s Error?

With the discussion of Schoenberg in 1926, vol. 3, it seems appropriate to address the controversy surrounding his work.  One … Continue reading

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