Matthew Gurewitsch
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review of The Mind's Ear

November 8, 2021

In our mind's eye, many of us can see, in granular detail, scenes we remember, scenes others describe for us, scenes we conjure from thin air. How many can hear sound that isn't out there in the air? Apparently very few. As the composer/performer/master-educator Bruce Adolphe sees is, that capacity is a sine qua non for composers and performers working in any style. Music lovers who just listen are far the richer for it, too.

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review of The Tomb Guardians

November 8, 2021

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review of In Red Weather: Turmoil In Indonesia

November 8, 2021

Back in the 1960s, the American military thought they had an ace in the hole, flying their fighter jets above the range of radar. But somehow, the Soviets were picking them out of thin air. How did they do that? Undercover in Indonesia, the young CIA operative Daniel F. Cameron found the answer: missiles tipped with heat-seeking nose cones. A half century later, Dan tells how he laid hands not only on copies of the operating manuals but even on the critical hardware, with game-changing effect. His memoir In Red Weather: Turmoil In Indonesia—A CIA Insider's Account from the 1960s brings back an age of low-tech espionage in faraway places still steeped in the mystery we associate with the pages of Joseph Conrad.

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At the Met, "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"; in Brussels, "The Time Of Our Singing"
Two operas of Black America, worlds apart in every way

November 2, 2021  •  Air Mail

In Brussels, Black Lives Matter

The Time of Our Singing, an operatic mixed-race American family saga, speaks to our historical moment with an eloquence that transcends it

Finding one's voice: His brother is the toast of La Scala, but Joey (Peter Brathwaite) is most at home in the background, playing barroom piano.

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A shot in the arm--make that two shots--for Lyric Opera of Chicago
Enrique Mazzola takes over as music director with back-to-back premieres of Macbeth and The Elixir of Love

September 11, 2021  •  Air Mail

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Books by Matthew Gurewitsch

Cover of Rafal Olbinski Women Cover of When Stars Blow Out

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