20th century music traditionalist composers, such as Flagello, are given reviews.


On this website:

Search my growing database of full-text CD reviews, program notes, and other writings.

Learn about great neglected 20th- and 21st-century composers.

Hear selections of their work.


My Mission :

The discovery and promotion of 20th- and 21st-century classical music that embodies traditional aesthetic values of emotional and spiritual expression, along with clarity of formal structure and coherence.


Learn about my two books: Voices in the Wilderness: Six American Neo-Romantic Composers (Bloch, Hanson, Giannini, Creston, Barber, Flagello).

Voices of Stone and Steel: The Music of William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Mennin.

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Ernest Bloch, Howard Hanson, Vittorio Giannini, Paul Creston, Samuel Barber, Nicolas Flagello