Musician and Dreamer


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.

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