The Music Salon

September 11, 2012

I have added a new blog to my blogroll: The Music Salon is the work of Bryan Townsend, who evidently loves classical music, and who writes clearly and accessibly about it. This is harder to do than you might think, and the number of consistently interesting classical music bloggers is small. Mr. Townsend certainly belongs among them. I discovered him about a month ago, and have since been surprised again and again by the quality and the interest of his posts.

You’ll find all kinds of things discussed on his blog, ranging from focused (but not overly technical) looks at specific compositions (example: Scarlatti’s K213 sonata) to interesting surveys of the repertoire (example: Musical Ciphers) to observations about cultural aspects of music (example: Musicians and the Media) . He has a recurring series called “Masterpieces of Music” that covers specific works and composers (such as Guillaume de Machaut or Chopin), and he even makes occasional forays into the world of popular music (such as this appreciation of Leonard Cohen).

If this sounds good to you, I encourage you to take a look.

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