Here are links to a few of the more than one hundred essays on musical matters that I have written over the years, some published, some in the pipeline.
"Song Reconsidered: Words and Music, Music and Poetry"
Preface and Supplement to "Song Reconsidered"
"Song as Paraphrase"
"Setting the Horrors of War"
"Secrets, Technology, and Musical Narrative"
"Music and the Rise of Narrative since 1800"
"The Schubert Lied Revisited"