Articles of General Interest

The Last Davidsbündler? examines the history of the defense of classical music from the time of Schumann to the present day, and focuses on the important role of Hungarian composer Ernst von Dohnányi.

Who "Weaponized" Art? considers the curious case of the German railway system, which found an actual productive use for atonal music, and promptly came under attack for it.

How to Think Like a Classical Composer provides friendly advice to aspiring composers.

Heinrich Heine and the politics of Romanticism analyzes how Heine lampooned the pernicious ideology which shaped so much of the twentieth century.

The Punch Line: reflections on music and humor (the title says it all).