Links to Published Writing

For the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

On Beethoven’s “Egmont” Overture, Schumann’s Piano Concerto, and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 (October 23 & 24). Beginning on p. 26.

http://tinyurl.com/q28rtol

On Wagner’s Parsifal and Beethoven’s Ninth (Oct. 9-11). Beginning on p. 25.

http://tinyurl.com/o7gs4ga

On Richard Strauss (September 25 & 26, 2015). Beginning on p. 26.
http://tinyurl.com/qbwkr3z

On Elgar, Glanert, Brahms (April 25 & 26, 2015). Beginning on p. 26

http://tinyurl.com/qyu8bgz

On Fauré, Wagner, and Bruckner (March 6 & 7, 2015). Beginning on p. 26

Click to access sls-march15-insert1-3-final.pdf

Unusual All-Beethoven Program (January 23 & January 24). Beginning on p. 26.

Click to access sls-jan15-insert2-4-final.pdf

On Brahms/Glanert and Brahms (October 4 & 5, 2014). Beginning on p. 26.

Click to access sls-oct14-insert1-4-final.pdf

On Brahms, Vaughan Williams, and Nielsen (September 12 & 13, 2014). Beginning on p. 26.

http://tinyurl.com/mhyqr76

On Brahms, Wagner, and Schoenberg (March 28 & 29, 2014). Beginning on p. 26. http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/production/notes/3933.pdf

On Mendelssohn and Brahms (February 7-9, 2014). Beginning on p. 26. http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/production/notes/3928.pdf

On S. Berg, Nielsen, and Beethoven (January 10 and 11, 2014). Beginning on p. 26. http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/production/notes/3924.pdf

On Smetana, Sibelius, Dvorák, and Rautavaara (Joshua Bell Returns: November 29, November 30, and December 1, 2013/2014). Beginning on p. 26.

Click to access 3922.pdf

On Rossini, Paganini, and Berlioz (April 12-14, 2013). Beginning on p. 22. http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/production/notes/3516.pdf

On Sibelius, Prokofiev, and Sibelius (February 1-2, 2013). Beginning on p. 26. http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/production/notes/3497.pdf

For the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra

On Adam Schoenberg, Copland, Mahler, and Respighi (June 1, 2014)

Click to access 4305.pdf

On Wagner, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky (March 23, 2014) http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/production/notes/4304.pdf

On Buxtehude/Chávez, Pärt, Britten, and Dvórak (November 24, 2013). http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/production/notes/4303.pdf

On Kabalevsky, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Shostakovich http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/production/notes/3789.pdf

On Bizet, Marshall, Brahms (March 10, 2013). Beginning on p. 31. http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/production/notes/3788.pdf

On Schubert, Glière, Rachmaninoff (May 20, 2012) http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/pdf/notes/1112/20120520.pdf

On Mozart, Stravinsky, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov (March  9, 2012).  http://www.stlsymphony.org/media/pdf/notes/1112/20120309.pdf

For the Dallas Symphony

On Piazzolla and Schumann (Remix concert) (March 7 & 8, 2014) https://www.dallassymphony.com/blog/2014/3/4/program-notes-tango-to-argentina-(march-7-8).aspx

On the music of the Cotton Club (November 8-10, 2013) https://www.dallassymphony.com/media/255565/insert_8_cottonclub_final.pdf

On the music of Hitchcock (October 25 & 26, 2013) https://www.dallassymphony.com/media/252920/hitchcock_-_insert_6_final.pdf  

For PlaybillArts (classical music site)

On the premiere of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony by the SLSO (February 2008) http://www.playbillarts.com/features/article/7556.html

A Passion for Piston (January 2007)

http://www.playbillarts.com/features/article/5853.html

Interview with SLSO concertmaster David Halen on Glazunov’s Violin Concerto (April 2006).

http://www.playbillarts.com/features/article/4242.html

Miscellaneous Writing

On Emily Hahn (guest post on St. Louis Public Library Scribbler) http://slplscribbler.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/guest-post-rene-saller-on-emily-hahns-no-hurry-to-get-home/

On the death of Vic Chesnutt (guest post on Boogie Woogie Flu) http://boogiewoogieflu.blogspot.com/2009/12/of-loss-and-longing-and-sloppy-satori.html

On spending Christmas as a fille au pair (for the Illinois Times)

http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-4682-lost-in-translation.html

On Fiona Apple’s Extraordinary Machine

http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/dramatic-re-entry/content?oid=44417

Many, many music reviews for the Illinois Times (2004-2008)

http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/by-author-126-1.html

http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-4025-the-brain-of-bird.html

Many, many music articles, reviews, and features for Riverfront Times and sister papers (1998-2003) http://www.riverfronttimes.com/authors/ren-spencer-saller/

https://tinyurl.com/ya7k83fs

https://tinyurl.com/ybkmlzq5

http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2000-09-06/music/calling-from-home/

http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2001-12-05/music/minstrel-tension/

http://www.dallasobserver.com/2002-11-14/music/mann-power/

http://www.dallasobserver.com/2002-10-03/music/slugging-it-out/

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2001-09-20/music/band-aid/

http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2001-07-11/music/pew-fellowship/

http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2001-10-17/music/berry-berry-good/

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/childss-play/Content?oid=1066606

http://www.riverfronttimes.com/1999-12-15/music/sally-timms/

http://www.riverfronttimes.com/1998-12-09/music/the-rolling-stones/

A couple of short record reviews for The Boston Phoenix

http://thephoenix.com/authors/rené-spencer-saller/

Award-Winning Music Essays

Association of Alternative Weeklies, 2005 MUSIC CRITICISM Circulation < 50,000 First Place: Sound Patrol: Reviews of Ike Turner’s “His Woman, Her Man”; Wilco’s “A Ghost Is Born,” and Eminem’s “Encore.”

http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-1177-flashback-to-iconic-.html http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-1211-haunted-by-high-expectations-wilco-produces-a-minor-ghost.html http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-1640-sound-patrol-12-9-04.html

http://illinoistimes.com/article-1640-sound-patrol-12-9-04.html

Interview regarding AAN award:

http://www.altweeklies.com/aan/rene-spencer-saller-music-criticism-without-the-testosterone/Article?oid=154251

Other AAN awards:

http://www.altweeklies.com/aan/rene-spencer-saller/Person?oid=7882 http://www.altweeklies.com/files/ILTIMESsaller.pdf

http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-2985-case-of-the-missing-heart.html http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-3031-the-stuff-that-dreams-are-made-of.html http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-2763-rediscovering-kate-bush.html  

 

2 thoughts on “Links to Published Writing

  1. I knew your writing career has been impressive. But – I did not know how extensive. You are so insightful and deep into the meaning of your subjects, be they people, literature, music, or everyday life events. So much consideration! I am impressed!

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    • Aw, thank you so much, Lecil. That is very kind of you to say. I’m glad you enjoyed dipping into it. I plan to start posting more of my Dallas annotations soon; the vast majority of my program notes aren’t online, only published in the printed programs.

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