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David Patrick Stearns

David Patrick Stearns
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Music critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer ~ Opera critic for WQXR ~ Contributor to Gramophone, Opera News, and The Guardian ~ Graduate of New York University, master’s degree in musicology.

Clarion’s Bach Mass in b minor – summit achieved

Singing Bach’s Mass in b minor can be terrifying. You’re holding your own, and then, the page turns to reveal something that looks barely...

Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall: A story whose time has come – again

Any adaptation needs to be epic. Few works of literature go so deep into the need for home and family as the John Steinbeck novel...

Russian liturgical choral music supports the Ukraine in an NYC Clarion Choir world premiere...

Russian sacred choral music – with its brooding bass lines and treble writing that reaches for the stratosphere – is express route to one’s...

David Lang’s Christmas Crossing gift: A simply-told message for a world at war with...

Choral writing has become the soul of David Lang’s output – in a highly personal manner that’s firmly based on texts, has a strong...
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