The Song Remains the Same: 800 years of love songs, laments and lullabies by Andrew Ford and Anni Heino
The idea that reviewing books, concerts, theatre, and the visual arts was part of the function of a journal of record has practically gone. Now if you’re reviewed at all, you’re lucky to get a paragraph. The flip side is the blogger, with no constraints on length, who writes thousands of ill-disciplined words. Obviously, magazines such as ABR have taken up some of the slack, but there’s only so much they can do. When it comes to charting and evaluating daily arts practice, our newspapers have abnegated their duty.... (read more)
Try Whistling This: Writings about Music
by Andrew Ford
Black Inc., $32.99 pb, 343 pp, 9781863955713
‘Rather like a consummate storyteller, Mozart knows how to keep us close to the edge of our seats,’ says Andrew Ford, compos ...