Abby Wasserman has published hundreds of articles on visual artists during her writing career. These are a few of her favorites, many written for The Museum of California magazine, the Oakland Museum's quarterly, either freelance or as the magazine's editor. Her specialty was interviewing artists in their studios surrounded by their work, making connections between their art and their lives. Posted below are ten features on California artists written between 1985 and 2003, as well as more recent published Articles and Reviews.
(Note: Publication Year is shown in the titles; the full dates below are posting dates on this website)
Eight months into the Covid-19 pandemic, a small group of music lovers were treated to a rare live performance.Read more
Beethoven, Berg and Bartók by the Telegraph QuartetRead more
Program features music by Ferranc, Rachmaninoff, Gordon-Canosa and SchubertRead more
Piano quartets are relatively rare in the classical literature, and there are only about 40 compositions for the combination of piano, violin, viola and cello, mostly from the Romantic period of the mid to late 1800s.Read more
A big portion of the capacity audience in Weill Hall February 8th came to hear violinist Joshua Bell’s virtuosity, and were treated as well to splendid playing from Sam Haywood, Mr. Bell’s regular pianist since 2010. (classicalsonoma.org review)Read more