Fanfare (magazine)

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Fanfare
Fanfare magazine logo.jpg
Editor Joel Bruce Flegler
Categories Classical music
Frequency bimonthly
Circulation 8,000 (2012)
Publisher Joel Bruce Flegler
First issue 1 September 1977
Company Fanfare, Inc.
a New Jersey corporation
Country United States
Based in Tenafly, New Jersey
Language English
Website www.fanfaremag.com
ISSN 0148-9364

Fanfare is an American bimonthly magazine devoted to reviewing recorded music in all playback formats. It mainly covers classical music, but since inception, has also featured a jazz column in every issue.

History and profile[edit]

Fanfare was founded on 1 September 1977 "as a labor of love"[1] by an elementary-school teacher turned editor named Joel Bruce Flegler (born 1941). After 40 years, he is still the publisher.[1][2]

The magazine now runs to over 600 pages in a 6" x 9" format with about 80% of the editorial copy devoted to record reviews, and a front section with a substantial number of interviews and feature articles.[3] It avoids equipment and pop music coverage and manages to include reviews of many more classical releases than is typical for other magazines in this genre.[1][4] Subscriptions include online access to current content and archives of past issues.[5]

Fanfare's editorial contributors have a range of expertise from the medieval to contemporary work.[citation needed] Describing itself as "the magazine for serious record collectors", its reviews cover not only the quality of live performance, but also that of sound and recording.[citation needed]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c Rockwell, John (29 June 1980). "The New Crop of Music Magazines". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Laffler, William D. (31 August 1980). "Born on a Shoestring". The Trenton Evening Times, p. 12.
  3. ^ Fanfare. January/February 2012.
  4. ^ Kimmelman, Michael (20 December 1987). "The Tempo is Changing for Music Magazines". The New York Times. "The most prolific at [reviewing classical records] now is Fanfare magazine…."
  5. ^ Fanfare website. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
Sources
  • Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors & Poets, A biographical directory, Second edition, edited by Curt Johnson, December Press, Highland Park, IL (1988) (search: Joel B. Fletcher) OCLC 12640287
  • Who's Who in Writers, Editors & Poets. United States & Canada, Third edition, 1989-1990, edited by Curt Johnson, December Press, Highland Park, IL (1989) (search: Joel B. Fletcher) OCLC 20974776
  • Who's Who in Writers, Editors & Poets. United States & Canada, Fourth edition, 1992-1993, edited by Curt Johnson, December Press, Highland Park, IL (search: Joel B. Fletcher) (1992)

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