Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Hitting the Other Keys
Anne Midgette, the fine classical music writer at the Washington Post -- she succeeded Tim Page -- has a very interesting piece today on the "artist as writer," jumping off from pianist Jeremy Denk's article in a recent New Yorker. (Of course, our new book has full chapter with my interview with Jeremy.) She also mentions Jonathan Biss's recent Kindle single on recording Beethoven, which we covered here last week, then concludes that "in today’s changing climate, when classical music no longer occupies the central place in our cultural life that it did 50 years ago, we need this creativity more than ever — to lead us to new outlets and new forms of expression. Even if this means more musicians writing about music, and fewer music critics."