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.
|Editor||Joel Bruce Flegler|
|Publisher||Joel Bruce Flegler|
|First issue||1 September 1977|
a New Jersey corporation
|Based in||Tenafly, New Jersey|
History and profile
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. 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. The magazine's business model includes the editor directly contacting artists unsolicited, guaranteeing a review if they advertise in the magazine.
- Rockwell, John (29 June 1980). "The New Crop of Music Magazines". The New York Times.
- Laffler, William D. (31 August 1980). "Born on a Shoestring". The Trenton Evening Times, p. 12.
- Fanfare. January/February 2012.
- 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…."
- Fanfare website. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
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- 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)