Dan Davis

Dan Davis is a New York-based speechwriter, travel writer and music reviewer. He reviews audio equipment and classical music recordings for the preeminent high-end audio journal, The Absolute Sound. Davis also reviews classical releases for various print and Web publications, including Amazon.com and Classics Today, for whom he also does concert reviews. His speechwriting clients include prominent corporate and civic leaders and his travel writings appear in newspapers affiliated with Copley News Service, and magazines such as In Style and Diversions. He’s also authored six books on various historical subjects.

Shostakovich & Schubert: An Odd Coupling?

Two string quartet concerts at Zankel Hall in October: the Belcea Quartet and the Danish String Quartet.

Shostakovich & Schubert: An Odd Coupling?

Two string quartet concerts at Zankel Hall in October: the Belcea Quartet and the Danish String Quartet.

Soloists Steal Spotlight in Carnegie Hall Concerts

Two international-class orchestras came to Carnegie Hall within two weeks of each other, performing under the capable batons of highly (and deservedly) acclaimed conductors.

Soloists Steal Spotlight in Carnegie Hall Concerts

Two international-class orchestras came to Carnegie Hall within two weeks of each other, performing under the capable batons of highly (and deservedly) acclaimed conductors.

Cincinnati Rides Tchaikovsky Warhorses to the Big Apple

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s January 6th concert in New York’s Lincoln Center spotlighted two major works by Russia’s pre-eminent Romantic composer in an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring his Piano Concerto No. 1 and his Fifth Symphony.

Cincinnati Rides Tchaikovsky Warhorses to the Big Apple

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s January 6th concert in New York’s Lincoln Center spotlighted two major works by Russia’s pre-eminent Romantic composer in an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring his Piano Concerto No. 1 and his Fifth Symphony.

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

The French Connection

No one’s about to launch a “Mostly Fauré Festival” these days but I found it interesting that a number of recent CD releases reflect his central position in French chamber music at the turn of the last century.

The French Connection

No one’s about to launch a “Mostly Fauré Festival” these days but I found it interesting that a number of recent CD releases reflect his central position in French chamber music at the turn of the last century.

Haydn Year Highlights 2.

Haydn’s symphonies, oratorios, and his operas leave one stunned at his inventiveness, but it’s the smaller ensemble works and piano sonatas that capture my heart.

Haydn Year Highlights 2.

Haydn’s symphonies, oratorios, and his operas leave one stunned at his inventiveness, but it’s the smaller ensemble works and piano sonatas that capture my heart.

Haydn Year Highlights 1.

The 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death has led predictably to an abundance of new releases and reissues of his music.

Haydn Year Highlights 1.

The 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death has led predictably to an abundance of new releases and reissues of his music.

Golden Oldies: A Century of Singing

Veteran collectors grew up on sandpaper vinyl from obscure labels like OASI (word had it that the letters stood for Old And Scratchy Indeed)…

Golden Oldies: A Century of Singing

Veteran collectors grew up on sandpaper vinyl from obscure labels like OASI (word had it that the letters stood for Old And Scratchy Indeed)…

Springtime with Bach

In the midst of my current Bach-fest, I came across a New Yorker article that quoted Schopenhauer’s distinction between talent and genius: “Talent is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target as far as which others cannot see.”

Springtime with Bach

In the midst of my current Bach-fest, I came across a New Yorker article that quoted Schopenhauer’s distinction between talent and genius: “Talent is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target as far as which others cannot see.”

Golden Oldies: EMI’s Icon Series — The Singers

….here are five Icon boxes that deliver many hours of great vocalism.

Golden Oldies: EMI’s Icon Series — The Singers

….here are five Icon boxes that deliver many hours of great vocalism.