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Music

Since ART TIMES began publishing in 1984 our music writers included: Judith K. Eisenstein, Ellen Geisel, Frank Behrens, Mary Burruss, Emily Mure,and Leslie Herman Jones. We are pleased to have numerous guest writers for this column.

Barbara Cook: A Remembrance Evan Guilford-Blake (August 22, 2017)
A New Ensemble for the Creative Spirit Mark Laiosa (February 24, 2017)
Welcoming World Music to NYC with APAP and ISPA Justine Bayod Espoza (December 23, 2016)
Finely Tuned By Mary Ann Ebner (online July 2016)
Anthems: We All Sing Together
Leslie Herman (Summer 2016)
Previewing This Year’s Round Top Music Festival
Norman Kolpas (Summer 2015)
Healing the World with Song
Leslie Herman Jones (Winter 2014)
The Soundtrack of My Life: Summer Holidays
a 36 hour staycation
Leslie Herman Jones (Fall 2014)
The Very Impressive Cordydd at Carnegie Hall: A Match Made in Heaven for the Also Impressive Weather
by Leslie Herman (July 2014 online)
Eurovision: Not Just Another Song Contest
Leslie Herman (Summer 2014)
The Jerez Festival
by Justine Bayod Espoza (May 2014 online)
Music in Unusual Places
Mary Burruss (Spring 2014)
Worming your way into a hit song
Leslie Herman (Spring 2014)
Everything is Free
Emily Mure (Spring 2014 Speak Out)
Flight at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD)
Leslie Herman (January 2014 online)
Tibetan Music
Mary Burruss (Oct online 2013)
Hip Strings: Brooklyn Rider bidges the gap between classical and cool Mary Burruss (Fall 2013)
Jessye Norman
Mary Burruss (May online 2013)
Starting a Love Affair with Opera
Mary Burruss (July 2013)
The Roots of Roots Music Part 2: From the Folk Revivalists to the Appalachians
Mary Burruss (Summer 2013)
Soul Music: The Ancient Practice of Kirtan
Mary Burruss (April online 2013)
Making of the Ring by Frank Behrens
(April 2013 online)
The Mutts Have It: Starting the Journey to Musical Roots
Mary Burruss (Spring 2013)
The Integrated Musical Part 2
(January/ February 2013)
CD & DVD Reviews
(December 2012 online)
The Integrated Musical Part 1
(November/ December 2012)
CD & DVD Reviews
(October online 2012)
When Mimi Meets Rodolfo: a Challenge to Directors Music
(September/ October 2012)
Opera in Virginia
Mary Burress (August online 2012)
CD & DVD Reviews
(August online 2012)
Rest and Relaxation Through Music
(July/ August 2012)
CD & DVD Reviews (June online 2012)
When Comedy Tonight is Mixed with Tears (May/ June 2012)
CD & DVD Reviews (April online 2012)
The Absurdity of Intermission Interviews (March/ April 2012)
CD & DVD Reviews
(Feb online 2012)
Mythical Elements in Works for the Musical Stage: The Outside (Jan/ Feb 2012)
CD Reviews (online December 2011)
Mythic Elements in Works for the Musical Stage (November/ December 2011)
CD Reviews (October 2011)
Mythic Elements in Works for the Musical Stage: The Unknown Prince (Sept/ Oct 2011)
CD Reviews (August 2011 online)
What's in a Name (July/ August 2011)
CD Reviews (June 2011 online)
Play Long Gone and the Music Lingers On (May/ June 2011)
CD and DVD Reviews (April 2011 online)
When Composers are Victims of Their Own Success (March/ April 2011 )
CD and DVD Reviews (February 2011 online)
Carmen's Lunch Break and a Socratic Discourse (Jan/ Feb 2011)
CD and DVD Reviews (December online 2010)
Shakespeare’s Use of Songs – Part 2 (November/ December 2010)
CD and DVD Reviews (October 2010 online)
Shakespeare’s Use of Songs – Part 1 (Sept/ Oct 2010)
CD and DVD Reviews (August 2010 online)
The Critic Criticized or The Books Should Balance (July/ August 2010)
CD and DVD Reviews (June 2010 online)
Effect of Opera on Babies
(May/ June 2010)
CD and DVD Reviews (April 2010 online)
Shakespeare's Texts as Opera Libretti (Mar/ Apr 2010)
CD and DVD Reviews (February 2010 online)
Al Jolson (Jan/ Feb 2010)
CD and Opera Reviews (December 2009 online)
Hear the Song, Read the Book 2 (Nov/ Dec 2009)
CD and Opera Reviews (October 2009 online only)
Hear the Song, Read the Book Sept/ Oct 2009)
CD and Opera Reviews (August 2009 online only)
Opera: Caution! Open with Care (July/August 2009)
"Truth" & Other Nonsense in Musical Analysis-2 (June 2009)
"Truth" & Other Nonsense in Musical Analysis -1 (May 2009)
Musical Tales for april fool-la-la (April 2009)
Super Star: Super Trouble ( March 2009)
Words, Words, Words…and Music (January/February 2009)
If Only the Muse Loved Me as I Love Music ~ Daniel Abrams (December 2008)
When the Words Go A-Pitterpatter pt. 2 (November 2008)
When the Words Go A-Pitterpatter pt. 1(October 2008)
Laugh Along with Haydn! (September 2008)
I Have a Song to sing, O! (July August 2008)
A Few Modest Proposals for Staging Musicals (June 2008)
The Right Musical at the Right Time (May 2008)

Wagner's Motifs & Their Consequences (April 2008)
How Annie Got her Gun (March 2008)
Rooney and Garland: Great Casts, Weak Plots (January February 2008)
The Sweet & Sour Smell of Success (December 2007)
Bluebeard: the Legend, the Spoof, the Two Operas (November 2007)
Love Me Tonight: An Appreciation of a Great Almost Forgotten Musical (October 2007)
The Riddle of the 3 Riddles in “Turandot”
(September 2007)
A Director's Guide for Ruining an Opera
(July/Aug 2007)
Opera on Video: “Live” or Studio Made? (June 2007)
The Search for the American Sound — 3 (May 2007)
The Search for the American Sound — 2 (April 2007)
The Search for the American Sound — 1 (March 2007)
Songs (and Dance) That Do Not Move the Plot Along (Jan/Feb 2007)
Songs That Move the Plot Along
(Dec 2006)
A Musical Parabola
(November 2006)
“It’s the Wrong Time and the Wrong Place” (October 2006)
Memorable Musical Movie Moments (September 2006)
Musical Movements (July/August 2006)
Dancing in Verona (June 2006)
The Poetics of Music and the Music of Poetry (May 2006)
I’ve Heard That Song Before (April 2006)
Shakespeare on Broadway 3
(March 2006)
Shakespeare on Broadway 2 (Jan/Feb 2006)
Shakespeare on Broadway
(December 2005)
The Thorny Road to Opera as Film (November 2005)
The Three Bohemes (October 2005)
The Three Barbers of Seville (September 2005)
How Annie Got Her Gun (August 2005)
Cinderella With and Without Magic (July, 2005)
The Stories Behind the Songs (2) (June, 2005)
The Stories Behind the Songs (1) (May, 2005)
A Few Ways to Discourage Watching Opera on DVDs (2) (April, 2005)
A Few Ways to Discourage Watching Opera on DVDs (1) (Jan / Feb, 2005)
So You Want to Produce a Musical: The Singer & the Song (Dec, 2004)
So You Want to Produce a Musical: The Question of Rehearsals (Music) (Nov, 2004)
So You Want to Produce a Musical: The Role of the Choreographer (Oct, 2004)
So You Want to Produce a Musical: The Role of the Music Director (Sept, 2004)
So You Want to Produce a Musical: Finding a Director (Aug, 2004)
So You Want to Produce a Musical: Choosing the Play (Jul, 2004)
A Plea Against Verbal Pollution in Lyrics (Jun, 2004)
A Mathematical Look at Musical Plagiarism (May, 2004)
The Most Remarkable Unknown Composer of All Times (Apr, 2004)
We Are Advertised by Our Loving Friends (Mar, 2004)
The Question of "Morality" in Musical Drama (Jan/Feb, 2004)
You Can Tell the Music By Its Cover (Part III) (Dec, 2003)
You Can Tell the Music By Its Cover (Part II) (Nov, 2003)
You Can Tell the Music By Its Cover (Oct, 2003)
Musical Weeds (Sept, 2003)
Sing a Sexy Song for the Well-Dressed Armed Forces (Aug, 2003)
Some of Opera's Little Inside Jokes (Jul, 2003)
A Painless Path to Learning Italian: A Look at Musical Terms (June, 2003)
The Product as Advertised: The Hollywood Musical Adaptation (May, 2003)
The Product as Advertised (Again): The Question of Revivals (Mar, 2003)
"Comic" Characters On the Musical Stage Are Nothing to Laugh At (Apr, 2003)
Shakespeare's Symphones: "Macbeth" As Wagnerian Opera (Part II) (January/February, 2003)
Shakespeare's Symphonies: Basics and "Hamlet"
(December, 2002)
The Product as Advertised? Glenn Gould and the Goldberg Variations (November, 2002)
September 11 and the Healing Power of Song (November, 2001)
Confessions of a Compulsive Collector, Part Two (October, 2002)
Confessions of a Compulsive Collector, Part One (September, 2002)
Singing in English, or The Impossible Dream (August, 2002)
Teaching Tiny Tots the Joys of Good Music, Part Two (July, 2002)
Teaching Tiny Tots the Joys of Good Music, Part One (June, 2002)