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      Musician and Dreamer



Published in The New York Times: Arts and Leisure

September 22, 1991 Playing in Memory of a Master, Re: Seiji Ozawa honors Hiden Saito

March 29, 1992 Where the Audience Is the Star, Re: Opera audience in Parma

August 16, 1992 Teaching the Clarinet to Speak with His Voice, Re: Richard Stoltzman

July 18, 1993 Where a Farmer Named Verdi Occasionally Composed Music, Re: Verdi at Busseto

April 24, 1994 Another Lark from Moonstone, Re: Dawn Upshaw

June 19, 1994 Bucking the Biggest Odds of All, Re: Jeffrey Tate

October 30, 1994 Tone Frescoes by an Old Master, Re: Handel

July 23, 1995 A Diva Renews Her Ties to the Earth and Reflects, Re: Birgit Nilsson

August 6, 1995 No One Could Tell a Musical Tale Better, Re: Lotte Lehmann

March 24, 1996 Retrieving a Lost World of Sensibility and Graciousness, Re: Beecham recordings

August 17, 1997 In Mozart Operas, Light and Shade in Sight and Sound, Re: John Eliot Gardner

December 21, 1997 He Could Make Madame Bovary Swoon, Re: Donizetti

Published in The New York Times: Book Review

November 29, 1992 'Carnegie Hall All But Collapsed', Re: Vladimir Horowitz

July 11, 1993 Sex, Triads and Chromaticism, Re: Benjamin Britten

May 28, 1995 Play It Again, Re: Charles Rosen and "Romantic" music

Published in The New York Times: Classical Music

January 16, 1994 Emotions Can Be Dangerous or Be Put to Expressive Use, Re: Karl Ulrich Schnabel

July 24, 1994 At a Rustic Retreat, Sibelius Explored His Many Selves, Re: Jean Sibelius 

Published in The New Yorker

May 1, 1989 A Process larger Than Oneself, Re: Yo Yo Ma

April 30, 1990 Walking to the Pavilion, Re: Jeffrey Tate

February 4, 1991 A Gold Coin, Re: Josef Gingold

June 29, 1992 Going to the Core, Re: Richard Goode  

Published in The Strad

May 1988 Alto Artistry, Re: Bruno Guiranna

November 1988 Cellist and Connoisseur, Re: Janos Scholz

February 1989 Nature’s Gift, Re: Kyung-Wha Chung

March 1989 The Oistrakh Tradition, Re: Igor Oistrakh

December 1989 The Ageless Spirit, Re: Shinichi Suzuki

November 1990 Michael Tree

May 1992 Beethoven’s Cello Sonata Opus 102 No. 2, Re: Bernard Greenhouse

July 1992 Fantastic Voyage of Discovery: Thoughts on Schubert’s Fantasie in C Major, Re: Arnold Steinhardt

May 1993 One of the New York Giants, Re: Felix Galimir

October 1993 Musical pictures to the Deity, Re: Albert Schweitzer

November 1994 A golden link to the past, Re: Josef Gingold

Published in the BBC Music Magazine

November 1994 Hands-on experience, Re: Richard Goode

May 1995

Without this man the world might never have heard some of the

greatest works of Bartok, Martinu, Strauss, Stravinsky, … Re: Paul Sacher (at 89)

October 1995 The Art of Simplicity, Re: Pablo Casals

April 1996

The Healing Power of Music: Throughout his battle with cancer, conductor and author David Blum has drawn comfort and

strength from a lifetime's devotion to music. Here he describes his medical and spiritual journey. 

June 1996

The Sounds of Silence

David Blum explores the ways the great composers used silence as the

ultimate tool for self-expression.

August 1996 As Sure As Shaw, Re: George Bernard Shaw’s writings on music

September 1996 A Quest For The Perfect Ninth, Re: Beethoven’s Choral Symphony

July 1997 The man who brought composers back to life, Re: Artur Schnabel

Published in Music and Musicians

December 1989 The Gift of Rain, Re: Herbert von Karajan

Published in Music Journal

February 1990 Haydn, with feeling

You are listening to the 4th Movement (Allegro Molto),

from Haydn's Symphony No. 39 in G minor,

conducted by David Blum with the Esterhazy Orchestra.