New York Times Gives Nod to A Fine Romance at Lincoln Center
January 28th, 2010
Music to Our Ears was the Lincoln Center American Songbook (1/27) concert of songs from David Lehman’s A Fine Romance, which was profiled and reviewed in the Wall Street Journal online, The New York Times, WNYC Soundcheck, and Time Out New York. Performers included Rufus Wainwright, Van Dyke Parks, and surprise guest Sting!
In his New York Times music review of this special concert, Stephen Holden says of David Lehman’s A Fine Romance: “A Fine Romance by David Lehman (Schocken Books, 2009) is an appreciative, scholarly study of traditional popular song that goes into considerable and enlightening detail about the intermingling of black and Jewish popular music, primarily from the first half of the 20th century.”