Matthew Guerrieri is a writer and musician. He regularly writes about music for the Boston Globe and NewMusicBox; his articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, The American Scholar, Playbill, Musical America, and Slate magazines. He is the author of The First Four Notes: Beethoven’s Fifth and the Human Imagination (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), named a best book of the year by Los Angeles magazine, Time, and The New Yorker. He has been a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. He currently is working on a global history of music in the 1950s.

Guerrieri holds degrees in composition from DePaul and Boston Universities. He also serves as Director of Music for the Presbyterian Church in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He lives outside Boston.

Here is the address to complain to: matthewguerrieri [at] gmail [dot] com