Musician and Dreamer

DAVID BLUM

Musician and Dreamer

Articles by David Blum


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

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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.

39 IV. Allegro Molto
Blum/Esterhazy Orch. (Haydn: Symphonies 39, 70, 73 & 75 (Blum))
-4:35