NYT: Christian Wolff at 90

Music journalist and critic Steve Smith, writing for the New York Times, looked back on Jacob H. Strauss 1922 Professor of Music, Emeritus, Christian Wolff's distinguished career as a composer in an article published Saturday. Smith, who spoke with Wolff at his Hanover, N.H., home, celebrates the composer, who turns 90 on Friday, as "the last living representative of what's known as the New York School of composition" that included John Cage and Morton Feldman. The conversation spans decades of creative life, from Wolff's childhoodhis father met Johannes Brahms, Wolff mentions—through his New York years at the center of the musical avant-garde and his tenure at Dartmouth, to the present day.

Wolff is preparing for a birthday concert of his music Saturday, March 9, at Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village. The concert, titled "Celebrating 90 Years: Christian Wolff," will feature performances of Wolff's chamber works spanning his career from 1950 to the present, including the the premiere of a work Wolff composed for the occasion.

The full article is available here.