continues usefully to draw attention to a wide range of works and concepts (BBC Music Magazine
About the Author
is an acclaimed writer on contemporary and classical music whose books include A Concise History of Western Music
and The Penguin Companion to Classical Music
. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker
and has written the libretto for Elliott Carter's What Next?
as well as three novels. In 2002, Griffiths was honored by the French government as a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.