Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
  Classical Music Home > Music News

Book Review of B.L. Scherer's "A History of American Classical Music"

December 11, 2007

The Wall Street Journal
By Erich Eichman

A Sound Portrait

“Most American concert-goers are likely to know a long list of European symphonists and opera composers but only a few American ones. And they are likely to feel unembarrassed by such tepid chauvinism. After all, isn't the European tradition the ‘great’ one?”

“Barrymore Laurence Scherer, a frequent contributor to the Journal's Leisure & Arts pages, sets out to correct this imbalance in ‘A History of American Classical Music, profiling America's own long list of composers and highlighting the major works of each, or at least the works that have made a claim on our attention. John Cage's 4'33’, for instance, made history without making music.”   12/04/2007 The Wall Street Journal

Read the review


Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
6:09:08 PM, 29 March 2015
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2015 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.