David Yearsley

DAVID YEARSLEY is a long-time contributor to CounterPunch and the Anderson Valley Advertiser. His latest book is Sex, Death, and Minuets: Anna Magdalena Bach and Her Musical NotebooksHe can be reached at  dgyearsley@gmail.com

What to Do With the Old Piano?

The White Key’s Burden

Amerika über alles

A Game of Dangerous Desire: Bach and Tennis

Disastrous Handel

Mr. Music Sells His Soul: Oliver Anthony’s “Rich Men North of Richmond”

Donner’s Party: Wagner’s Das Rheingold on the Ring of Fire

Lady Bach

In Search of Barbie’s Voice

Ludwig and the Bomb: An Oppenheimer Symphony

Singing in the Woods: Sondheim Upstate

Trampling Out the Vintage:  Independence Day on Algonquin

Mud, Stone and Roots: Adirondack Hiker’s Hell

Asteroid City Craters

Capital and Interest: Heaven’s Debt Ceiling

Belafonte in the Sun


Coronation Blues: Handel Hearkens

Belafonte Rules the Roost

NATO’s Hymn Ain’t Finished Yet

Sounding Out Renfield

Bach Blows

Falstaff and The Whale

Heavy Metal

Springtime for Sebastian

Blinkin’ with Blinken at Oscar’s Big Screen

Recalling Wayne Shorter

Bacharach: “Where’d It Go?”

Handel’s Royal Banquet

Super Drought Super Bowl: The Goddess Sings

Kings and Queens, Knights and Ladies — and Grammys

Auto-Interview with the Musical Patriot

Slow Beethoven

Shooting Star:  Judith Leyster Shines

Bach’s Onion

Wind Work

Bach the Contrarian, Gould the Alien

Bach Laughs

Taylor Swift’s Anti-Heroics

Lip Service in Qatar

Thanksgiving Serenade

Face Bach

Inside Tár

Puget Soundings: Bainbridge Sings a Cavatina?

Autumn in New York: On the Finger Lakes Trail

Autumnal Bach

On Bombs and Silence

Passing the Bucks and the Baton

Don’t Worry Darling: Black Comedy Under the Desert Sun

Hymns and Her:  The Queen’s Funeral