Ethelbert Nevin

Ethelbert Nevin, a retired technical draftsman, resides in a quiet New England backwater. Currently translating a novel about Continental pinsetters, Nevin longs for the days when music didn’t try to please everybody.

Tome Tweets 1.

Relive bygone days when Tonkünstlers were schooled in Rhetoric.

Tome Tweets 1.

Relive bygone days when Tonkünstlers were schooled in Rhetoric.

Top 12 Reasons Why Somebody Broke into a Warehouse and Stole Hundreds of Luigi Nono CDs

Hard to believe, but I’ve read reports of someone breaking into a Viennese storage facility specifically to steal the new col legno SACD recording of Nono’s Prometeo (WWE 2SACD 20605).

Top 12 Reasons Why Somebody Broke into a Warehouse and Stole Hundreds of Luigi Nono CDs

Hard to believe, but I’ve read reports of someone breaking into a Viennese storage facility specifically to steal the new col legno SACD recording of Nono’s Prometeo (WWE 2SACD 20605).

Boo Hoo

The End Is Near! The End Is Nearer! The End Was Last Week!

Boo Hoo

The End Is Near! The End Is Nearer! The End Was Last Week!

Touching on This and That

At La Folia’s semi-annual writers’ brunch… I learned that I receive the most mail.

Touching on This and That

At La Folia’s semi-annual writers’ brunch… I learned that I receive the most mail.

Composer Rebuses

Rebuses (with hints and solutions)

Composer Rebuses

Rebuses (with hints and solutions)

Letter from the Provinces: Countdown and Wrap-up

As Tower went down for the count, I found myself giving them money yet again.

Letter from the Provinces: Countdown and Wrap-up

As Tower went down for the count, I found myself giving them money yet again.

Holst Seven, Matthews Nil

The last time a living composer’s comments raised hackles (the only time perhaps?), that German gent, the one who’s working at a seven-day opera, uttered some “misconstrued” words about 9/11.

Holst Seven, Matthews Nil

The last time a living composer’s comments raised hackles (the only time perhaps?), that German gent, the one who’s working at a seven-day opera, uttered some “misconstrued” words about 9/11.

Guilty, Your Honor

Tower Records has filed for bankruptcy again. I feel responsible not just for the collapse of this chain, but for the severe downturn of all brick-and-mortar music sales.

Guilty, Your Honor

Tower Records has filed for bankruptcy again. I feel responsible not just for the collapse of this chain, but for the severe downturn of all brick-and-mortar music sales.

WAM: Crude and Cosmopolitan

Mozart could write dirty canons. Sure. Whatever.

WAM: Crude and Cosmopolitan

Mozart could write dirty canons. Sure. Whatever.

Loony for Tunes

If you can sing the tune to “The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down,” or if Carl Stalling and Scott Bradley are household names, then this is the book you’ve been waiting for.

Loony for Tunes

If you can sing the tune to “The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down,” or if Carl Stalling and Scott Bradley are household names, then this is the book you’ve been waiting for.