In the 1990s I wrote exclusively classical music criticism, and published over 900 reviews
is journals such as Andante.com, Pulse! Magazine, Classical Pulse Magazine, The American Record
Guide, and ClassicsToday.com.
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For some sample music reviews from
here for reviews from 1999.
Or here for reviews from 2000.
Or here for reviews from 2001.
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Sample music reviews from
The American Record Guide can be found by clicking
on a composer at the left.
For some sample reviews from ClassicsToday.com,
My favorite kind of classical music is mostly in the 20th (and 21st) century.
I prefer orchestral music to solo or vocal, though I have written reviews of in all solo genres
Some of my favorite composers are Dmitri Shostakovich, William Alwyn, Paul Hindemith, Serge Prokofieff,
Valintin Silvestrov, Witold Lutoslawski, Arnold Bax, Arvo Part, Carl Nielsen, Ralph Vaughan Williams,
Samuel Barber, Roy Harris, Robert Simpson, Charles Villiers Stanford, Morton Feldman, Toru Takamitsu,
Takashi Yoshimatsu, Henri Dutellieux, and Einojuhani Rautavaara and
most kinds of Minimalism music.
I tend to prefer Terry Riley over Steve Reich, John Adams over Philip Glass (although I do like Glass'
Low Symphony). I also like unclassifiables such as Daniel Asia, and Michael Torke. I am also a fan of
movie composers, particularly Jerome Moross, Bernard Hermann, John Barry, and Elmer Bernstein.
As for pop music, my tastes range widely. Here are a few I like: Caravan, The Police, Steely Dan,
Joni Mitchell, Bjork, Dead Can Dance and Neil Young.
I also like Synergy (Larry Fast),
Tangerine Dream and quite a lot of Ambient music being written today. I listen almost exclusively to
the Chill channel at www.radioio.com which is one of the best internet radio sites on the web.