Juliana Madrone

Musicologist | Professor | Cellist | Writer

Category: American

Beck’s Song Reader

Well, dear blog, it has been awhile. My only excuse is that it has been a year of transition. Nothing gives one perspective like transition, and while this has been true for me on a personal level, I think it also applies to our musical culture.  (Though when I write that, it occurs to me, […]

Get ’em while they’re young!

  People have been foretelling the death of classical music for decades now. Actually, this naysayer trend is more like several hundred years old, almost as old as the roots of what we consider classical music. But the only art that dies is the one that becomes divorced from creativity, from inspiration, from life. I […]

Spring Classical Music Preview (L.A. Times)

The Los Angeles Times does a great job with their Spring classical music preview: John Cage, John Adams anniversaries.  Really wish I was on the West Coast for the “Don Giovanni” with Frank Gehry designed sets.

Lomax Collection Goes Digital

Great news for my friends in the ethno field, (and all of who care about great American music history): “The folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax was a prodigious collector of traditional music from all over the world and a tireless missionary for that cause. Long before the Internet existed, he envisioned a “global jukebox” to […]