Renowned musicologist, writer, conductor, he was among the first to recognize the great composers of the 20th century, to conduct and promote their works, and to give them their proper place in the narrative of modern music. He had profound insight and skill in analyzing and performing music of all eras, but he was no pedant. His writings have been hailed as “genuinely original literary works” (John Adams), “the most entertaining reference work ever assembled” (Peter Schickele) “extraordinary” (Leonard Bernstein) “the greatest musical chronicler of our time” (Newsday). Slonimsky was a witty, prolific, original , innovative writer, speaker, and historian. His name and his works are continuing sources of insight, information, and delight.