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March 9, 2024

In 1967, Pearl Bailey appeared in an all-Black Hello, Dolly! It was a sensation, smashing preconceptions, showcasing civil rights, and announcing a new era on Broadway.

July 15, 2023

Why is Prigozhin’s Russian mercenary force named after Hitler’s favorite 19th-century German composer?

January 21, 2023

Why isn’t John Williams treated like Igor Stravinsky?

October 2022

"Classical Music Still Plays in the Theater of War" — Opinion piece for The New York Times, published October 30, 2022.

Symphony Magazine


Major Orchestra Librarians' Association. Keynote Speech, 2005 MOLA Conference.

November - December 2008

Symphony Magazine

January 11, 2009

The New York Times

Fall 2009

Kurt Weill Newsletter. John reviews a new release of excerpts from Street Scene. Page 12.

February 1, 2010

Written for the Washington National Opera's production of Porgy and Bess.

January 9, 2010

Speech delivered at “Best of Our State” weekend at the Grove Park Inn Resort, Asheville, NC.

November 14, 2003

Delivered at the American Musicological Society in Houston, Texas, December 2003. Never before published.

June 2010

Gramophone magazine published their list of 250 greatest recordings of all time. John Mauceri's recording of Erich Korngold's Between Two Worlds. See Discography for more info on the recording.

April 2011

Cinema was never silent. Music was always a part of the performance tradition and, indeed, the success of the medium, whether that was music played on an upright piano, a theatre organ or by a symphony orchestra.

August 22, 2012
December 2016
March 26, 2022

In 1958, two Broadway hits, West Side Story and The Music Man, had a fateful showdown, and only one came out on top. This year, we are finally getting a rematch

August 21, 2021

Opera is back with the summer festivals of Salzburg, Bayreuth, and Aix-en-Provence, but it’s as bleak as Mozart’s Requiem

April 3, 2007

The installation speech of Chancellor John Mauceri.

January 18, 2020

The West Side Story story is a complicated one, and the new Broadway production has a lot of history to reckon with

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