From My Desk

March 30, 2023
A Lost Operatic Masterpiece...

...Written By White Men For An All-Black Cast Was Found And Restored. Can It Be Produced Without Controversy?

January 14, 2023
And now on BBC Music Magazine!

Actor Cate Blanchett and writer/director Todd Field talk to Michael Beek about creating their riveting psychological drama set against the backdrop of very real music-making...

January 11, 2023
I am on Variety!

The dialogue in “Tár,” Todd Field’s movie about a high-profile classical-music conductor, rings true at every turn...

December 29, 2022
The New Operatic

"'The War on Music' is a stellar work of great scholarship and polemical worth...

October 10, 2022

I had the pleasure of being a consultant for the film Tár, about the fictional...

September 9, 2019
A Chat with Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin talks to celebrated conductor and author John Mauceri about music, acting, and John's new book FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC...

September 6, 2022
Rings and Things

If the most successful fake-medieval epics look like this: why does every new #WagnerRing look like this? Let's try something truly radical: respect RW's essential understanding that universal stories are told from our collective imaginary past.

September 2, 2022
A Musician for All Seasons

Interview and book review from Liner Notes, Issue 2, 2022, including: For five decades, John Mauceri has had an extraordinary impact on musical life internationally. One of America’s most celebrated conductors, he is also a writer, lecturer, teacher, and producer. Mauceri is responsible for introducing countless important yet unjustly neglected works to the public, especially […]

September 2, 2022
A Very Big Speech

This is John's 90-minute presentation at Yale of his recent book, The War on Music...

September 22, 2022
The Yale Archives

The Yale Symphony Orchestra, which I directed from 1968–75, has made available a nine-page gallery with programs, letters, photos, and a million other documents of the time...

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