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The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer Hardcover – June 1, 2006
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After starting my writing career as a freelancer for "The Washington Post" under Tim Page, I was lured to resettle on the West Coast when I was hired as part of the first team of music editors at Amazon.com. Nowadays I'm a full-time freelance writer focusing on music. My interests are voracious, from early music to Nico Muhly, and I have a serious passion for exploring how contemporary composers are transforming the legacy of "classical music" (imploring indulgence for the quotation marks: it's just that I've found they're the most efficient way to deal with that burden of a misnomer).
These days I write for the online newspaper crosscut.com, Listen magazine, and Gramophone; I also regularly contribute to the program books of some of the leading institutions in the music world. Since 2009 I've served as the English writer and program editor for the Lucerne Festival; I also translate German for the Lucerne Festival and other institutions.
Please visit my blog at www.memeteria.com or follow me on Twitter @memeteria.
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The writers of these essays are a who's who of the classical music world. They include performers (Emanuel Ax, Sarah Cahill), critics (Justin Davidson, Rupert Christiansen), composers (Ingram Marshall, David Schiff), critics (Renaud Machart, Alan Rich), directors (Robert Spano, Peter Spano), professors (Richard Taruskin, Arthur C. Danto), and of course Thomas May who basically put this whole book together.