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  1. [+]
    Aimez-Vous Brahms? (4 Reviews)
    Johannes Brahms: A Biography, by Jan Swafford
    1. Johannes Brahms: A Biography by Jan Swafford
    2. Johannes Brahms: Life and Letters by Styra Avins and Johannes Brahms
    3. Brahms Studies 2 by David Brodbeck
    4. Brahms: The Four Symphonies by Walter Frisch
    The New York Review of Books, October 22, 1998, pp. 64-68
  2. 'Aimez-Vous-Brahms?'
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, March 18, 1999, p. 56
  3. Arnold Schoenberg (1976)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  4. [+]
    Art Has Its Reasons (2 Reviews)
    Five Graphic Music Analyses, by Heinrich Schenker
    1. Five Graphic Music Analyses by Heinrich Schenker
    2. Shakespeare's Verbal Art in the Experience of Spirit by Roman Jakobson and Lawrence G. Jones
    The New York Review of Books, June 17, 1971, pp. 32-40
  5. The Avant-Garde and the Academy
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1987, p. 48
  6. [+]
    Battle over Berlioz (Review)
    Musical Language of Berlioz, by Julian Rushton
    1. Musical Language of Berlioz by Julian Rushton
    The New York Review of Books, April 26, 1984, pp. 40-42
  7. 'Beethoven's Genius'
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, April 10, 1997, pp. 66-67
  8. [+]
    Beethoven's Triumph (2 Reviews)
    Listening in Paris, by James H. Johnson
    1. Listening in Paris by James H. Johnson
    2. Beethoven by William Kinderman
    The New York Review of Books, September 21, 1995, pp. 52-57
  9. [+]
    The Best Book on Mozart (Review)
    W.A. Mozart, by Hermann Abert and Cliff Eisen
    1. W.A. Mozart by Hermann Abert and Cliff Eisen
    The New York Review of Books, October 25, 2007, pp. 25-27
  10. [+]
    The Chopin Touch (2 Reviews)
    Fryderyk Chopin, by William G. Atwood
    1. Fryderyk Chopin by William G. Atwood
    2. Chopin by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger
    The New York Review of Books, May 28, 1987, pp. 9-11
  11. Criticism: Variations on a Descending Theme
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1998, pp. 42-58
  12. [+]
    Did Beethoven Have All the Luck (Review)
    Beethoven and the Construction of Genius, by Tia DeNora
    1. Beethoven and the Construction of Genius by Tia DeNora
    The New York Review of Books, November 14, 1996, pp. 57-62
  13. [+]
    The Drama Inside the Concerto (Review)
    Concerto Conversations, by Joseph Kerman
    1. Concerto Conversations by Joseph Kerman
    The New York Review of Books, January 20, 2000, pp. 49-52
  14. Early Music
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, November 8, 1990, pp. 58-60
  15. [+]
    Enemies of Realism (Review)
    The Realist Tradition, by Gabriel P. Weisberg
    1. The Realist Tradition by Gabriel P. Weisberg
    The New York Review of Books, March 4, 1982, pp. 29-33
  16. An Exchange on the New Grove
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 1981, p. 52
  17. [+]
    The Fabulous La Fontaine (Review)
    The Poet and the King, by Marc Fumaroli
    1. The Poet and the King by Marc Fumaroli
    The New York Review of Books, December 18, 1997, pp. 38-45
  18. [+]
    The Great Inventor (Review)
    Bach and the Patterns of Invention, by Laurence Dreyfus
    1. Bach and the Patterns of Invention by Laurence Dreyfus
    The New York Review of Books, October 9, 1997, pp. 51-54
  19. Happy Birthday, Elliott Carter
    The New York Review of Books, December 8, 1988, pp. 24-25
  20. [+]
    Happy Birthday, Elliott Carter! (Review)
    Elliott Carter, by Felix Meyer and Anne C. Shreffler
    1. Elliott Carter by Felix Meyer and Anne C. Shreffler
    The New York Review of Books, March 12, 2009, pp. 29-31
  21. Happy Birthday, Frederic Chopin!
    The New York Review of Books, June 24, 2010, pp. 4-7
  22. [+]
    Inventor of Modern Opera (Review)
    Oeuvres, by Caron de Beaumarchais
    1. Oeuvres by Caron de Beaumarchais
    The New York Review of Books, October 27, 1988, pp. 8-13
  23. [+]
    Isn't It Romantic? (2 Reviews)
    Natural Supernaturalism, by M.H. Abrams
    1. Natural Supernaturalism by M.H. Abrams
    2. Coleridge's Verse by William Empson, David Pirie, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ...
    The New York Review of Books, June 14, 1973, pp. 12-17
  24. Johann Sebastian Bach
    Genius in Private
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 2000, pp. 36-37
  25. [+]
    The Judgment of Paris (Review)
    Les Concours d'Esquisses Peintes, 1816-1863, by Philippe Grunchec
    1. Les Concours d'Esquisses Peintes, 1816-1863 by Philippe Grunchec
    The New York Review of Books, February 26, 1987, pp. 21-24
  26. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, July 22, 1971, pp. 35-36
  27. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, February 21, 1974, pp. 33-36
  28. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 17, 1975, pp. 37-40
  29. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 26, 1975, pp. 39-40
  30. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 20, 1979, p. 56
  31. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 3, 1981, pp. 52-56
  32. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1981, pp. 53-56
  33. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 1, 1982, pp. 47-52
  34. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 13, 1982, pp. 51-56
  35. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, September 23, 1982, pp. 61-72
  36. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 17, 1988, pp. 45-48
  37. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, January 19, 1989, pp. 59-64
  38. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 11, 1990, pp. 61-64
  39. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, February 14, 1991, pp. 50-52
  40. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, January 30, 1992, pp. 45-48
  41. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 10, 1993, pp. 59-64
  42. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 1, 1994, pp. 59-64
  43. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 20, 1994, pp. 72-76
  44. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, September 22, 1994, pp. 74-80
  45. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 16, 1995, pp. 64-68
  46. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, February 1, 1996, pp. 40-44
  47. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 24, 1997, pp. 65-68
  48. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, February 19, 1998, pp. 45-48
  49. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1999, pp. 100-104
  50. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 24, 1999, pp. 81-84
  51. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, February 24, 2000, pp. 49-52
  52. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 16, 2000, pp. 61-64
  53. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, February 26, 2009, pp. 46-48
  54. [+]
    Love That Mozart (Review)
    The Life and Death of Mozart, by Michael Levey
    1. The Life and Death of Mozart by Michael Levey
    The New York Review of Books, May 18, 1972, pp. 15-17
  55. [+]
    The Mad Poets (3 Reviews)
    The Letters and Prose Writings of William Cowper, by James King, Charles Ryskamp, and W...
    1. The Letters and Prose Writings of William Cowper by James King, Charles Ryskamp, and William Cowper
    2. William Cowper: Selected Letters by James King, Charles Ryskamp, and William Cowper
    3. The Poetical Works of Christopher Smart by Marcus Walsh and Christopher Smart
    The New York Review of Books, October 22, 1992, pp. 33-39
  56. Mallarme the Magnificent
    The New York Review of Books, May 20, 1999, pp. 42-46
  57. [+]
    A Master Musicologist (Review)
    Essays on Music in the Western World, by W. Oliver Strunk
    1. Essays on Music in the Western World by W. Oliver Strunk
    The New York Review of Books, February 6, 1975, pp. 32-33
  58. A Mile Above the Rim (1976)
  59. [+]
    The Miraculous Mandarin (2 Reviews)
    Essays on Renaissance Literature, Vol. I, by William Empson and John Haffenden
    1. Essays on Renaissance Literature, Vol. I by William Empson and John Haffenden
    2. Argufying: Essays on Literature and Culture by William Empson and John Haffenden
    The New York Review of Books, October 21, 1993, pp. 72-77
  60. [+]
    Mozart at 250 (4 Reviews)
    Mozart, by Julian Rushton
    1. Mozart by Julian Rushton
    2. Mozart and His Operas by David Cairns
    3. The Faber Pocket Guide to Mozart by Nicholas Kenyon
    4. The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia by Cliff Eisen and Simon P. Keefe
    The New York Review of Books, May 25, 2006, pp. 20-22
  61. [+]
    Music a la Mode (9 Reviews)
    Beethoven: Studies in the Creative Processes, by Lewis Lockwood
    1. Beethoven: Studies in the Creative Processes by Lewis Lockwood
    2. Haydn and the Classical Variation by Elaine R. Sisman
    3. Haydn's 'Farewell' Symphony and the Idea of Classical Style by James Webster
    4. Georges Bizet: 'Carmen' by Susan McClary
    5. Feminine Endings by Susan McClary
    6. Music and Society by Richard Leppert and Susan McClary
    7. Musicology and Difference by Ruth A. Solie
    8. Music and Text by Steven Paul Scher
    9. Queering the Pitch by Philip Brett, Elizabeth Wood, and Gary C. Thomas, ...
    The New York Review of Books, June 23, 1994, pp. 55-61
  62. [+]
    Music to Compose By (Review)
    Boulez on Music Today, by Pierre Boulez
    1. Boulez on Music Today by Pierre Boulez
    The New York Review of Books, February 10, 1972, pp. 31-32
  63. [+]
    The Musicological Marvel (Review)
    The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, by Stanley Sadie
    1. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians by Stanley Sadie
    The New York Review of Books, May 28, 1981, pp. 26-37
  64. [+]
    The New Sound of Liszt (Review)
    Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847, by Alan Walker
    1. Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847 by Alan Walker
    The New York Review of Books, April 12, 1984, pp. 17-20
  65. [+]
    Now, Voyager (Review)
    Voyage Into Substance, by Barbara Maria Stafford
    1. Voyage Into Substance by Barbara Maria Stafford
    The New York Review of Books, November 6, 1986, pp. 55-59
  66. On Isaiah Berlin
    Gossip
    The New York Review of Books, February 25, 2010, p. 27
  67. On Playing the Piano
    The New York Review of Books, October 21, 1999, pp. 49-54
  68. One Easy Piece
    The New York Review of Books, February 22, 1973, pp. 25-28
  69. [+]
    Opera: Follow the Music (Review)
    Divas and Scholars, by Philip Gossett
    1. Divas and Scholars by Philip Gossett
    The New York Review of Books, October 5, 2006, pp. 36-38
  70. [+]
    The Origins of Walter Benjamin (Review)
    The Origin of German Tragic Drama, by Walter Benjamin
    1. The Origin of German Tragic Drama by Walter Benjamin
    The New York Review of Books, November 10, 1977, pp. 30-37
  71. [+]
    The Permanent Revolution (Review)
    Romanticism, by Hugh Honour
    1. Romanticism by Hugh Honour
    The New York Review of Books, November 22, 1979, pp. 23-30
  72. Private Property
    The New York Review of Books, December 12, 1974, p. 29
  73. [+]
    Proto-Photo (Review)
    Before Photography, by Peter Galassi
    1. Before Photography by Peter Galassi
    The New York Review of Books, December 3, 1981, p. 31
  74. [+]
    Radical, Conventional Mozart (3 Reviews)
    Mozart Speaks, by Robert L. Marshall
    1. Mozart Speaks by Robert L. Marshall
    2. Autonomy and Mercy by Ivan Nagel
    3. Mozart's Operas by Daniel Heartz
    The New York Review of Books, December 19, 1991, pp. 51-58
  75. 'Radical, Conventional Mozart'
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, April 9, 1992, p. 54
  76. [+]
    Radical, Modern Hofmannsthal (Review)
    The Whole Difference, by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and J.D. McClatchy
    1. The Whole Difference by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and J.D. McClatchy
    The New York Review of Books, April 8, 2010, pp. 84-87
  77. [+]
    Rediscovering Haydn (Review)
    Haydn: Chronicle and Works, by H.C. Robbins Landon
    1. Haydn: Chronicle and Works by H.C. Robbins Landon
    The New York Review of Books, June 14, 1979, pp. 8-14
  78. [+]
    The Revival of Official Art (3 Reviews)
    The Absolute Bourgeois, by T.J. Clark
    1. The Absolute Bourgeois by T.J. Clark
    2. Image of the People by T.J. Clark
    3. The Academy and French Painting in the 19th Century by Albert Boime
    The New York Review of Books, March 18, 1976, pp. 32-39
  79. [+]
    The Ridiculous & Sublime (2 Reviews)
    The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, by Stanley Sadie
    1. The New Grove Dictionary of Opera by Stanley Sadie
    2. The Queen's Throat by Wayne Koestenbaum
    The New York Review of Books, April 22, 1993, pp. 10-14
  80. [+]
    Romantic Documents (2 Reviews)
    Flaubert: Correspondence, by Jean Bruneau and Gustave Flaubert
    1. Flaubert: Correspondence by Jean Bruneau and Gustave Flaubert
    2. Byron's Letters and Journals by Leslie A. Marchand and George Gordon Byron
    The New York Review of Books, May 15, 1975, pp. 15-28
  81. The Romantic Generation (1995)
    4 Reviews
  82. [+]
    Romantic Originals (3 Reviews)
    Honore de Balzac, by Honore de Balzac
    1. Honore de Balzac by Honore de Balzac
    2. The Complete Poetical Works by George Gordon Lord Byron and Jerome J. McGann, ...
    3. The Complete Poetical Works by William Wordsworth
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 1987, pp. 22-31
  83. 'Romantic Originals'
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, April 14, 1988, p. 43
  84. Romanticism and Realism (1984)
    The Mythology of Nineteenth-Century Art
    1 Review
  85. [+]
    The Ruins of Walter Benjamin (Review)
    The Origin of German Tragic Drama, by Walter Benjamin
    1. The Origin of German Tragic Drama by Walter Benjamin
    The New York Review of Books, October 27, 1977, pp. 31-39
  86. [+]
    The Scandal of the Classics (Review)
    The Anatomy of Melancholy, by Robert Burton
    1. The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
    The New York Review of Books, May 9, 1996, pp. 27-31
  87. [+]
    Scenes from the American Dream (Review)
    Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People, by Judy L. Larson and Maureen Hart H...
    1. Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People by Judy L. Larson and Maureen Hart Hennessey
    The New York Review of Books, August 10, 2000, pp. 16-19
  88. [+]
    The Shock of the Old (Review)
    Authenticity and Early Music, by Nicholas Kenyon
    1. Authenticity and Early Music by Nicholas Kenyon
    The New York Review of Books, July 19, 1990, pp. 46-51
  89. Sonata Forms (1980)
    1 Review
  90. 'The Supreme Court Phalanx'
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, December 6, 2007, p. 76
  91. [+]
    A Tone-deaf Musical Dictionary (Review)
    The Harvard Dictionary of Music, by Willi Apel
    1. The Harvard Dictionary of Music by Willi Apel
    The New York Review of Books, February 26, 1970, pp. 11-14
  92. [+]
    Too Much Opera? (2 Reviews)
    The Operas of Alessandro Scarlatti, by Alessandro Scarlatti and Donald Jay Grout
    1. The Operas of Alessandro Scarlatti by Alessandro Scarlatti and Donald Jay Grout
    2. Italian Opera 1640-1770 by Howard M. Brown
    The New York Review of Books, May 31, 1979, pp. 14-20
  93. [+]
    TV Guide (Review)
    Civilisation: A Personal View, by Kenneth Clark
    1. Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark
    The New York Review of Books, May 7, 1970, pp. 27-28
  94. [+]
    The Unhappy Medium (Review)
    Thomas Couture and the Eclectic Vision, by Albert Boime
    1. Thomas Couture and the Eclectic Vision by Albert Boime
    The New York Review of Books, May 27, 1982, pp. 49-53
  95. "The Unhappy Medium"
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, October 21, 1982, pp. 49-50
  96. [+]
    Verdi Victorious (Review)
    Rigoletto, by Martin Chusid and Giuseppe Verdi
    1. Rigoletto by Martin Chusid and Giuseppe Verdi
    The New York Review of Books, October 27, 1983, pp. 33-40
  97. [+]
    What Did the Romantics Mean? (2 Reviews)
    Caspar David Friedrich, 1774-1840, by William Vaughan, Helmut Borsch-Supan, and Hans Jo...
    1. Caspar David Friedrich, 1774-1840 by William Vaughan, Helmut Borsch-Supan, and Hans Joachim Neidhardt, ...
    2. Robert Schumann by Alan Walker
    The New York Review of Books, November 1, 1973, pp. 12-17
  98. [+]
    What Happened to Wystan Auden? (2 Reviews)
    The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, by Edward Mendelson and W.H. Auden
    1. The Complete Works of W. H. Auden by Edward Mendelson and W.H. Auden
    2. Randall Jarrell on W.H. Auden by Stephen Burt, Hannah Brooks-Motl, and Randall Jarrell, ...
    The New York Review of Books, November 20, 2008, pp. 82-84
  99. [+]
    What Is, and Is Not, Realism? (Review)
    The Realist Tradition, by Gabriel P. Weisberg
    1. The Realist Tradition by Gabriel P. Weisberg
    The New York Review of Books, February 18, 1982, pp. 21-26
  100. 'Who's Afraid of the Avant-Garde?'
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, June 25, 1998, p. 65
  101. Who's Afraid of the Avant-Garde?
    The New York Review of Books, May 14, 1998, pp. 20-24
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