Anne E. Johnson - Author

Freelance Writer & Editor

Nonfiction works by Anne E. Johnson

Off the Charts, biweekly column in PS Audio's Copper Magazine.

           "Queen in the '70s" Read it!            "Queen after the '70s" Read it!

           "Marianne Faithfull" Read it!            "Dan Fogelberg" Read it!

           "The Who" Read it!                          "Imogen Heap" Read it!

           "Peter Gabriel" Read it!                   "R.E.M." Read it!

           "Fleetwood Mac" Read it!                "Tracy Chapman" Read it!

           "The Clash" Read it!                        "James Taylor" Read it!

           "Heart" Read it!                                "The Police" Read it!

           "Joni Mitchell" Read it!                     "Richie Havens" Read it!

           "Steely Dan" Read it!                       "Eurythmics" Read it!

           "Al Green" Read it!                           "Jefferson Airplane" Read it!

           "Jackson Browne" Read it!               "Red Hot Chili Peppers" Read it!

           "Cream" Read it!                              "Tori Amos" Read it!

            "Rush" Read it!                                "Howard Jones" Read it!

            "Billy Joel" Read it!                          "Deep Purple" Read it!

            "Etta James" Read it!                      "Spandau Ballet" Read it!

            "Spencer Davis Group" Read it!      "Journey" Read it!

            "The Killers" Read it!                        "Siouxsie and the Banshees" Read it!

            "Leon Russell" Read it!                    "Isley Brothers" Read it!

            "Melissa Etheridge" Read it!             "The Pogues" Read it!

            "Led Zeppelin" Read it!                    "Talking Heads" Read it!

            "Tina Turner" Read it!                       "Patsy Cline" Read it!

Trading Eights, monthly column in PS Audio's Copper Magazine.

           "Lee Morgan" Read it!                     "Marian McPartland" Read it!

           "Johnny Hodges" Read it!               "Dianne Reeves" Read it!

           "Stephane Grappelli" Read it!         "Billy Taylor" Read it!

           "Emily Remler" Read it!                   "Miles Davis" Read it!

           "Poncho Sanchez" Read it!             "Coleman Hawkins" Read it!

           "Hugh Masekela" Read it!

Music recording reviews for PS Audio's Copper Magazine.

"Gregorian Chant" Read it!             "Caldara" Read it!     

"Lute!" Read it!                               "Henry Purcell" Read it!

"Frescobaldi" Read it!                    "British & Irish Music" Read it!

"The Great 78 Project" Read it!     "Heinrich Isaac" Read it!

"Mozart Chamber Music" Read it!  "Bach Violin Sonatas" Read it!

"Unusual Madrigals" Read it!         "Schubert's Winterreise" Read it!

"Die Schöne Müllerin" Read it!      "Tomas Luis de Victoria" Read it!

"CPE Bach Sonatas" Read it!        "Orlando Gibbons" Read it!

"G.B. Sammartini" Read it!             "Schubert Symphonies" Read it!

"Medieval Spanish Chant" Read it! "Mozart String Quartets" Read it!

"François Couperin" Read it!          "M & H Praetorius" Read it!

"E. Jacquet de la Guerre" Read it! "Handel Arias" Read it!

"J A Hasse" Read it!                       "Notre Dame Organum" Read it!

"Archangelo Corelli" Read it!           "Fanny Mendelssohn" Read it!

"Guillaume de Machaut" Read it!    "Clara Wieck Schumann" Read it!

"Haydn Symphonies" Read it!         "Bach Cello Suites" Read it!

"Hildegard of Bingen" Read it!         "Guillaume Dufay" Read it!

"Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice" Read it!

...And Indie For All, biweekly column in PS Audio's Copper Magazine.

"Anais Mitchell" Read it!                  "Brendan Maclean" Read it!

"Hannah McPhillimy" Read it!          "Pura Fé" Read it!

"Andy Suzuki" Read it!                    "JFDR" Read it!

"Little Simz" Read it!                       "Adrian Crowley" Read it!

"Deborah Conway" Read it!            "Sunflower Bean" Read it!

"Petite Noir" Read it!                       "Anohni" Read it!

"Alice Phoebe Lou" Read it!            "Mashrou' Leila" Read it!

"Celisse Henderson" Read it!         "Hurray for the Riff Raff" Read it!

"Crying" Read it!                             "Matthew and the Atlas" Read it!

"Valerie June" Read it!                    "Yellow Light Machine" Read it!

"David Myles" Read it!                    "Jesca Hoop" Read it!

"Piano Club" Read it!                      "Be Steadwell" Read it!

"The F16's" Read it!                        "Michelle Zauner" Read it!

"The Sea and Cake" Read it!          "Heather Maloney" Read it!

           "Electric Guest" Read it!                  "Claudia Schmidt" Read it!

"New Opera Proves Life, Death, Guilt in Stark Noh Style." Classical Voice North America. January 11, 2020. Read it!

"Song Cycles Honor Pride Month and Rise of Feminism." Classical Voice North America. June 14, 2019. Read it!

"In a Creepy Twist, Queen Dido Goes Deep Underground." Classical Voice North America. June 8, 2019. Read it!

"The Impossible She: Lesbian Romance Tells Moving Story." Classical Voice North America. May 13, 2019. Read it!

"Case Study: How I Landed a $2500 Fiction Writing Gig." Freedom with Writing. May 2019. Read it!

"Singing a Bridge Across Centuries at the Cloisters." Classical Voice North America. April 16, 2019. Read it!

"Works by Lang, Pärt Encompass Circle of Existence." Classical Voice North America. March 22, 2019. Read it!

“Academy of Sacred Music Exalts Moses.” Early Music America. Jan. 7, 2019. Read it!

“Turnage’s Greek Shows It All (Plus Maggots) at BAM.” Classical Voice North America. Dec. 8, 2018. Read it!

“BEMF Pays Stylish Visit to Alcina’s Bewitched Island.” Classical Voice North America. Nov. 29, 2018. Read it!

"All-Pärt Concert Reflects Embrace of Music History." Classical Voice North America. Nov. 16, 2018. Read it!

"Keyboard Partners Bring Spectacular Virtuosity to Bear." Classical Voice North America. Oct. 29, 2018. Read it!

"The Neighborhood Is Threatened by Hip Replacements." Classical Voice North America. Oct. 16, 2018. Read it!

"An Island's Natives Resist, in English, Spanish, and Yiddish." Classical Voice North America. Sept. 19, 2018. Read it!

"Huddled Masses Hitch a Ride on Haydn's Creation." Classical Voice North America. July 25, 2018. Read it!

"Quartet Summons a Time and Place in Musical History." Classical Voice North America. May 18, 2018. Read it!

"Finally, Cendrillon Gets to the Met, and It's Magical." Classical Voice North America. April 16, 2018. Read it!

"Double Dose of Pygmalion Tale from City Opera." Classical Voice North America. March 28, 2018. Read it! 

"From the Steppes, a Night of Music, Film, Guesswork." Classical Voice North America. March 27, 2018. Read it!

"Unparsable Lines + Beautiful Music = 6. 20. Outrageous." Classical Voice North America. Feb. 15, 2018. Read it!

"Four Wild Nights in a Brooklyn Music Incubator." Classical Voice North America. Jan. 18, 2018. Read it!

"Happy 350th, François!" Early Music America. Jan. 15, 2018. Read it!

"English Singers' Early Recordings Live Again." Early Music America. Nov. 20, 2017. Read it!

“High Season for the Low Countries: New York Early Music Celebration.” Classical Voice North America, Oct. 24, 2017. Read it!

"18 Awards for Children's Books." Authors Publish. Sept., 2017. Read it!

"Puccini's Western Finds Comfy Home at NYCO." Classical Voice North America. Sept. 11, 2017. Read it!

"Research 101 - Going to the Library in the Internet Age." Astrohaus Freewrite Blog. August, 2017. Read it!

Review of 'Madagascar: A Musical Adventure' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Chicago on the Aisle. July 25, 2017. Read it!

Review of violinist Angelo Xiang Yu at Grant Park Music Festival. Chicago on the Aisle. July 20, 2017. Read it!

Interview with opera singer Susanna Phillips. Chicago on the Aisle. June 20, 2017. Read it!

"Youth Speaks Transformatively in Silent Voices." Classical Voice North America. May 16, 2017. Read it!

"Mannes Celebrates Training Musicians Through a Century." Classical Voice North America. April 23, 2017. Read it!

“Women Speculative Fiction Writers Form Broad Universe.” WomenArts. April 12, 2017. Read it!

"Verdi's Requiem, As Bold Act by Nazi-Era Jews." Chicago on the Aisle. March 21, 2017. Read it!

“Concert for America Brings Stellar Benefit to Chicago.” Chicago on the Aisle. March 18, 2017. Read it!

“Exploring Ancient India.” Exploring Ancient Civilizations series, 12-Story Press, 2017.

"11 Magazines that Pay for Short Stories for Teens and/or Children." Freedom with Writing. June 14, 2016. Read it!

"Lawn Awaits - Stars Have Got You Covered: Downbeat is Coming Up at Grant Park Fest." Chicago on the Aisle. June 13, 2016. Read it!

“Tour Stop Ravinia 2016: Stars of Country, Rock, Indie, R&B and Jazz Are Headed This Way.” Chicago on the Aisle. June 11, 2016. Read it!

“Tan Dun’s ‘Water Passion,’ Levine’s Return Highlight Ravinia’s Summer Classical Lineup.” Chicago on the Aisle. June 8, 2016. Read it!

"Singing on a Grave." Sweatpants and Coffee. May 30, 2016. Read it!

"New Orpheus Opera By Anais Mitchell Recasts Legend In American Mold." Classical Voice North America. May 5, 2016. Read it!

"Musical 'We Will Rock You' to Test the Embrace of Queen's Charm." Chicago on the Aisle. Oct. 19, 2013. Read it!

"Utopian Future." Essay for The Oracle Exhibition, "What Is Your Prophecy for the Future." Sept. 12-Oct. 6, 2013, The Wand Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

“A Sailor’s Heart.”  Pink Chameleon Online, No. 11, June, 2010. Read it!

"Not Your Typical Game of Catch.” Stories for Children.  December, 2009, pp. 10-11.

Ten reviews of classical music recordings in Tower Records’ Pulse Magazine. Sept., 1999 – April, 2001.

“A Bit of Bach,” Stagebill, Lincoln Center Mostly Mozart Festival (August, 2000), pp. 9-11, 28-29.

“OK, Everyone in Tune, Whatever That Means,” The New York Times Arts & Leisure, March 14, 1999, pp. 36, 39.

Jazz Tap: From African Drums to American Feet.  Part of the Library of African American Arts and Culture. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, 1999.

“Drawing Sound from the Sights of Medieval Art,” The New York Times Arts & Leisure, August 2, 1998, pp. 27, 30. Read it!                         


Program notes for clarinet recital by Richard Stoltzman, Colden Center for the Performing Arts at Queens College, New York, April 26, 1998.

“Is It a New Day, and a New Technology, for the Timeless Passion?” The New York Times Arts & Leisure, April 12, 1998, pp. 33, 35.

“Before the Renaissance, A Renaissance Woman,”  The New York Times Arts & Leisure, September 28, 1997, pp. 27, 34. Read it!

A Student’s Guide to African American Genealogy. Co-authored with Adam Merton Cooper.  Part of the Oryx Family Tree Series. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1996.

A Student’s Guide to British American Genealogy. Part of the Oryx Family Tree Series. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1996.

Four volumes of the Indigenous Peoples of the World Series. Danbury, CT: Grolier Educational Corporation, 1995: Inuit. Volume 3, Karenni. Volume 4, Mentawai. Volume 7, Naga. Volume 9