Close to Toscanini

Toscanini—not only for opera and orchestra management’s, or record and broadcasting companies, but even for people in personal relations—was someone to exploit in one way or another; and my guess is that regarding this as inevitable, he exploited his exploiters and accepted the exchange of benefits without complaint. But there …

Mozart and the Scholars

As far back as 1938 the editor of this collection of “studies by eminent scholars in Mozart’s style, technique, life, and works” contended in an article in The American Scholar that the public was being misinformed by ignorant musical journalists and would receive proper critical guidance only when newspapers got …