BAS Message
June 2023

1. Old BASS used

We are clearing out excess inventory of old print issues of the BAS Speaker. They start at Volume 6 and go to a few years ago. No more than 2 copies of each issue. A 3 foot pile. Pickup can be arranged in Boston. Any not taken by the Fall will go into my woodstove.

Also back issues of Stereophile for free.

2. The New Yorker February 6, 2023

“Ultimately the greatest contribution that a conductor can make is to expand the repertory.  However astounding Arturo Toscanini and Wilhelm Furtwängler may have been in Beethoven and Brahms, they failed to match the impact of Serge Koussevitzky and Leopold Stokowski, who between them brought dozens of masterpieces into the world.  Tilson Thomas, who introduced major works by Feldman, Monk and Steve Reich will be given a comparable role when histories of the current epoch are written”.


Question:  We all know stories of new works that were reviled when they were first performed and have become repertory items.

Name major works that have been introduced since 1963 that have entered the repertory.


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