Happy to see my August essay about the challenges faced by orchestras, written for the August 29 issue of The New Republic, was included in the top six essays of the year, as selected by the New York classical radio station, WQXR. Here is the full list:
1. “Pitch Battles,” by Colin Dickey, The Believer, January 2013
2. “In Search of Van Cliburn” by Prudence MacKintosh, Texas Monthly, February 28.
3. “Othello’s Daughter” by Alex Ross The New Yorker, July 29.
4. “America’s Orchestras Are in Crisis” by Philip Kennicott, The New Republic, August 29.
5. “The Battle of Britten” by Leo Carey, New York Review of Books, August 15.
“Heat in a Mild Climate” by James Wood, London Review of Books, December 19, 2013