Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Tempo

Just to note that I've been particularly enjoying reading the journal Tempo of late.  From the late Bob Gilmore's  editorship to that of his estimable successor, Christopher Fox with a lively reviews section under Juliet Fraser, Tempo has been on a lively streak.  In high school, I used to pour through back issues in the stacks of a local college, fascinated, as the topics in Tempo were reliably a little exotic to me. Though less parochial than the Musical Times with its strengths in music from the UK (with an apparent balance between mainstream, modernist, and experimental streams) and the continent, it was, for me, still a Brit's ear view of things, and I continue value it for just that, for frequently pointing out and orienting me to music with which I wouldn't have otherwise engaged.