Reflecting on the recent death of the great cultural critic Terry Teachout, Micah Mattix contemplates the present state of criticism: Sometimes it’s hard to shake the. . .
Terry Teachout, the great American critic and playwright, died yesterday at the age of sixty-five. As a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Commentary’s. . .
As has been frequently observed, Jews played an outsized role in creating what came to be known as the great American songbook. Among the most. . .
Writing of the master violinist Isaac Stern (1920-2001), Terry Teachout notes that he shared much in common with his frequent collaborator, the composer Leonard Bernstein: They. . .
With theaters and concert halls closed due to the coronavirus, performing artists have been seeking out alternative ways to bring their work to the public.. . .
Considered by critics one of the most talented classical performers of the modern era, the Swiss-born French pianist Alfred Cortot (1877–1962) was also a Germanophile. . .
During his long career, Jerome Robbins distinguished himself as one of America’s foremost choreographers for both classical ballet and Broadway musicals. For most of it,. . .
The son of the late columnist discusses his father’s thinking about Israel, faith, and Jewish ideas, and summons memories of shared Jewish life at home.
The son of East European Jewish immigrants, Jack Benny—né Benjamin Kubelsky—began his career as a vaudevillian and went on to be a pioneer of the. . .
When the great Italian conductor was dissatisfied with an orchestra’s performance, Terry Teachout writes, “he flew into screaming rages whose verbal violence would likely not. . .