Material Gains: Assessing Susan McClary

@article{Taruskin2009MaterialGA,
  title={Material Gains: Assessing Susan McClary},
  author={R. Taruskin},
  journal={Music and Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={90},
  pages={453 - 467}
}
REALLY? I ASKED THE EDITORS.You really want me to review Susan McClary right after she reviewed me in these very pages? You’re willing to risk the sort of spectacle in which, say, Joseph Kerman and Charles Rosen hand the palm back and forth in The NewYork Review of Each Other’s Books? Don’t you know that is how one loses one’s clout? Oh yes, we’ll risk it, they replied, and I am glad. What Susan handed me was not exactly a palm, although there were fronds amid the brambles. And as the editors… Expand