Thursday, October 15, 2009

Some New Blogs of Note

Although the classical blogosphere is thriving and holding its own these days, it doesn't seem to be growing as quickly as it was a few years ago. Perhaps it's our current dependence on social media (read: Twitter and Facebook) that changed things from the veritable linkfest that was classical blogging when I first started four years ago. Or perhaps it's still growing, but I haven't got my ear to the ground in the right places any more. Nevertheless, here are a few relatively new blogs that I'm tracking these days and which are definitely work subscribing to:
  • Unquiet Thoughts, the new blog of Alex Ross located on the New Yorker site. It seems that the granddaddy of classical music blogs, The Rest is Noise, has run its course, but will still remain intact for readers to peruse its archives. Best of luck to Alex with this new venture.
  • The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy blog, curated by Linda Christensen. This is more a music education blog than a classical music one, with lots of links and videos that showcase the cutting edge of piano pedagogy.
  • Canadian Opera, a blog on all things operatic and Canadian by the fabulous bass Gerrit Theule, who will soon be moving to Winnipeg. If you want to keep up with the healthy and growing Canadian opera scene, Gerrit's blog is the place to do it.
For a list of the classical music blog heavy hitters, check out Invesp's ultimate ranking, in which the Collaborative Piano Blog figures prominently.

Of course, this list wouldn't be complete without a non-music blog of note. One fascinating blog that came to my attention only last week is Vivian Maier - Her Discovered Work, featuring recently discovered photos of mid-century Chicago from a previously unknown street photographer.

What recent classical music blog startups would you recommend?


  1. Thanks for the mention Chris!

    Come on over to the Canadian Opera Blog for a visit everybody! We're full fledged members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Accompanists over here (although we call them collaborative pianists!) We couldn't do our jobs without you!

  2. Thanks for including the NCKP blog!

  3. Thanks for the recommendations! I just visited the NCKP blog and went off on a trail of interesting links...

    I'd like to introduce you to my (rather new) blog:

    Hoping to inspire and motivate a new generation of pianists!

    Thank you!

  4. Anonymous4:56 PM

    Thank you for suggesting some new resources for blogs. As a college student and aspiring professional musician, I try to keep myself aware of as much as possible going on in the music world, and following blogs are extremely helpful. My professor has a website,, and it is a blog and also a huge resource of tons of other blogs for musicians.