Published Articles

Address given to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Alumni Council of the Wisconsin Alumni Association at the Great Hall of the Wisconsin Union of the University of Wisconsin-Madison on July 20, 1997 in acceptance of the 1997 Distinguished Alumni Award presented by the GLB Alumni Council/ WAA Board of Directors in recognition of achievements as a composer and a performer; first recipient who has distinguished him or her self in the arts; http://www.jessanderson.org/doc/chet.html

"Encounters with Feldman" and "Feldman: Homage," Morton Feldman Page; London: April 2000; http://www.cnvill.demon.co.uk/mfbiscr2.htm; http://www.cnvill.demon.co.uk/mfbiscr1.htm

Journal excerpts from Volumes I (Madison) and XXXIX (Ogunquit) in The Way In, Journal Writing for Self Discovery, by Rita Jacobs; Stewart, Tabori & Chang; New York, 2001; ISBN 1-58479-065-2

"Keeping a Long Work Alive," Sarah Lawrence Magazine, Bronxville, New York: Fall/Winter 1987-1988, pp. 14-16

Liner notes for Chester Biscardi: In Time’s Unfolding, Naxos 8.559639, Hong Kong: 2011, 4 pages

Liner notes for Chester Biscardi • At the Still Point, CRI CD 686, New York: 1995, 11 pages

Liner notes for Chester Biscardi • David Olan, CRI (Composers Recordings, Inc.) CD 565, New York: 1988, 15 pages

Liner notes for Gay American Composers, CRI CD 721, New York: 1996, 23 pages

The Music of Frank Wigglesworth, CRI CD 733 (Executive Producers: Chester Biscardi and Jody R. Dalton), New York: 1996, 12 pages

"Portovenere" (Journal excerpt from Volume XLI) in City Secrets Florence, Venice, & the Towns of Italy; Robert S. Kahn, Series Editor; The Little Bookroom; New York: 2001; ISBN 1-892145-01-4


Unpublished Books and Articles

"Composer as Cross-Cultural Ambassador," 2010, 5 pages typescript

Italian for Singers, 1975, 113 pages typescript

"Juxtaposed Landscapes: An American Composer Journeys Into Japan," 1990, 9 pages typescript

"Mr. Parson His Songe," 1974, 4 pages typescript and 10 pages of manuscript (transcription of Robert Parson’s Songe)

Patterns of the Past (review), by Sarah Peters; The University of Wisconsin Press; Madison, Wisconsin; 2001, 3 pages typescript

"Pitch Relations in Stockhausen: Stop," 1976, 23 pages typescript and 2 pages of graphs

"Preliminary Report: Harry Partch in Madison," 1973, 13 pages typescript


Published Articles about Chester Biscardi

"Chester Biscardi Goes to China," Sarah Lawrence College "News and Events", July 27, 2010; http://www.slc.edu/news-events/news/2010-07-27-chester-biscardi-goes-to-china-fs.html

Jess Anderson, "Anatomy of an Opera," Isthmus, Madison, Wisconsin, October 4, 1985

John W. Barker, "A Tight-Rope for Two" and "Biscardi the Composer: Output and Recordings," The Opera Prompter, No. 11; Madison, Wisconsin: Opera Props Publishers, October 1985, pp. 2-12

Gregory Berg, "Chester Biscardi – At the Still Point," The Listener’s Gallery, Journal of Singing, Jacksonville, Florida, September/October 2008, pp. 122-123

Gregory Berg, "Chester Biscardi: Sailors & Dreamers", The Listener’s Gallery, Journal of Singing, Vol. 68, Issue 5, Jacksonville, Florida, May/June 2012, pp. 611-612

Joseph Botz, "Chester Biscardi: Fusing Landscapes with a Seamless Bridge," Neo-Tokyo Magazine, Issue 10, January 1997; UK Website; http://www.neo-tokyo.com

Eric R. Bronner, "New ‘Standards’ for Singers: The Next Generation of Great American Songbook Writers," Journal of Singing 63, no. 4, Jacksonville, Florida, March/April 2007, pp. 457-462

Gianluca Campagnolo, New Complete Method for Clarinet: Clarinet Repertoire, Modica, Italy, 2008, p. 89; http://gianlucacampagnolo.interfree.it/engl/Il_Metodo.htm

Judith Carman (with William K. Gaeddert, Rita M. Resch, and Gordon Myers), "The Gift of Life" and others, Art Song in the United States, 1759-1999, An Annotated Bibliography, Third Edition, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Lanham, Maryland, and London, 2002, pp. 52, 400, 417 & 329

Judith Carman, "New Songs by American Composers: Chester Biscardi," Music Reviews, Journal of Singing, Jacksonville, Florida, September/October 2008, pp. 111-112

Judith Carman, "A Study in Contrasts," Music Reviews, Journal of Singing, Jacksonville, Florida, November/December 2011, pp. 231-233

James Chute, "His Opera, ‘Tight-Rope,’ Changes Composer’s Style," The Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 29, 1985

Keith E. Clifton, Recent American Art Song: A Guide; forward by Paul Sperry, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Lanham, Maryland, 2008, 330 pages; pg. 16-18

Arthur Cohn, The Literature of Chamber Music, Hinshaw Music, Inc., Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1997, pp. 313-314

Jody Dalton, "Chester Biscardi goes to China," My Big Gay Ears, July 30, 2010; http://mybiggayears.com/archives/chester-biscardi-goes-to-china/

Phil Davis, "Rope Opera," Isthmus, Madison, Wisconsin, May 10, 1985

Arno P. Drucker, American Piano Trios: A Resource Guide, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1999

Carmen Eisner, "’Tight-Rope’ Unites Opera Creators" and "Composer’s Route to Success Rocky," Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin, July 1, 1985

Gary Evans, Music Inspired by Art: A Guide to Recordings, Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, 2004

Nicole V. Gagné, Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music, Scarecrow Press, Lanham Maryland, 2012, pp. 38 & 190

Nicole V. Gagné, "The Beaten Path: A History Of American Percussion Music: Percussion Music Is Revolution," NewMusicBox, April 1, 2004; http://www.newmusicbox.org/page.nmbx?id=60tp03

Allen Gimbel, "Biscardi: Chamber Pieces," American Record Guide, Volume 74, Issue 6, Washington, November/December 2011, pg. 67

Jay Gottlieb, et al, ed., 10 ans avec le piano du XXe siècle, published by the cité de la musique, 1998, centre de resources musique et dance, which lists Piano Sonata in Level 9 (of 10): "1986-1987. Du beau piano, tout en contrastes entre incisive (traits ou accords rapides) et lyrique. Le style suggère celui de Copland." ISBN: 2-906460-73-7

Georgette Gouveia, "A Chinese Journal", Sarah Lawrence Magazine, Fall 2010, p. 15; http://www.slc.edu/magazine/nyc/journal

Steve Groark, "A New Opera A New Way," The Wisconsin Alumni, Madison, Wisconsin: July/August 1985, pp. 14-15 and 22

Steve Groark and Judy Schmitz, "’Tight-Rope’ Behind the Scenes," Dateline, Vol. 18:6, Madison, Wisconsin, October 3, 1985

Charles J. Hall, A Chronicle of American Music 1700-1995, Schirmer Books, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster Macmillan, New York, 1996, pp. 411, 518, 526, 531, 539, 555, 563 and 567

Charles J. Hall, Chronology of Western Classical Music: Volume 2: 1901-2000, Routledge, New York and Great Britain, 2002, p. 1097

Maurice Hinson, Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire, Second, Revised and Enlarged Edition, Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, 1987, p. 115

Maurice Hinson and Wesley Robert, The Piano in Chamber Ensemble: An Annotated Guide, Second Edition, Bloomington, 2006, pg. 23, 211, and 651

Ron Keurajian, Collecting Historical Autographs, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2017, pp. 352-353

Rebecca Hodell Kornick, "Tight-Rope," Recent American Opera: A Production Guide, Columbia University Press, 352 pp., 1991

Kevin Lynch, "Composer Strikes a Chord," The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin, June 25, 1997

Oscar Macchioni, "The Tango in American Piano Music: Selected Tangos by Thomson, Copland, Barber, Jaggard, Biscardi and Bolcom." Cultural Expressions in Music Monograph Series, Volume 1, Sang-Hie Lee, Editor, The College Music Society Press, 2010

Carol J. Oja, Editor; foreword by William Schuman; American Music Recordings, A Discography of 20th-Century U. S. Composers;A project of the Institute for Studies in American Music for the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Inc.; Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn College; 1982; ISBN 0-914678-19-1

Philip M. Parker, ed., Baritone: Webster’s Timeline History, 1613 – 2007, ICON Group International, Inc., San Diego, 2009, pg. 146

"Report on the NFA Commissioned Work for the 1987 Young Artist Competition," The Flutist Quarterly, Vol. XII, No. 2, Spring, 1987

Bill Robbins, "Called to compose," The Kenosha News, Kenosha, Wisconsin, June 10, 2008

David Rosen and Claire Brook, ed., Words on Music: Essays in Honor of Andrew Porter on the occasion of his 75th Birthday, ed. Pendrago Press, 2003, pp. 521-522

Juan José Salas R., "La coincidencia del deseo," Margen (special edition); Lugo, Spain: #19/#20, Año VII/Invierno 2000, p. 41

M. A. Scherer, "UW Opera Comes to Fruition," The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin, February 28, 1985

M. A. Scherer, "Blood, Sweat, Toil, Tears," The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin, May 23, 1985

Richard Dale Sjoerdsma, "New Directions: Chester Biscardi — A Voice for Our Time," Journal of Singing 64, no. 5, Jacksonville, Florida, May/June 2008, pp. 625-633

Jacob Stockinger, "’Tight-Rope’ Composer Balances Characters, Music," Airwaves, Madison, Wisconsin: September 1985, pp. 8-12

Richard Tythall, A History of the Rome Prize in Music Composition, 1947-2006, American Academy in Rome, January 1, 2007

"The Two Sides of Creativity," youngarts, a publication of National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Miami, Florida: Winter 2005, pp. 12-15

Lisa Wlodarski, "Chester Biscardi Takes His Music on the Road," Sarah Lawrence Magazine, Bronxville, New York: Winter 1996, pp. 19-20

Yamaha Artist Services, "Chester Biscardi," Accent, New York, New York: Summer 2002, Volume 46, pp. 9-12


Unpublished Articles about Chester Biscardi

Scott Brickman, "Compositional Craft in Chester Biscardi’s Mestiere," 1991, Brandeis University, 13 pages typescript and 7 pages of graphs

Oscar Macchioni, "The Tango in American Piano Music. Selected Tangos by: Thompson, Copland, Barber, Jaggard, Biscardi, and Bolcom," 2002, University of Arizona, pp. 73-79

Jane Meryll, "The Phenomenology of Composing: An Interview with Chet Biscardi, Composer," 1994, Sarah Lawrence College, 16 pages typescript with three addenda

Jane Meryll and Margery B. Franklin, "Composers’ Lives and Works: An Interview Study," 1995, Sarah Lawrence College, 8 pages typescript; first read at a seminar entitled "Musical Spheres: Instructing, Composing and Listening" at the American Psychological Convention for Division 10, Psychology of the Arts, New York City, August 1995

Jared Newman, "After Astor Piazzolla: Contemporary American Tangos in the Yvar Mikhashoff Collection," 2004, Stony Brook University, 20 pages typescript

Luke David Whitlock, "To Err is Human! To Acknowledge & Discuss the Relationship Between Classical Music and Sexuality? Now That’s Questionable!!" 2000, Dartington College of Arts (England), 34 pages typescript with illustrations


Interviews and Panels

July 18, 2013: interview with Maura Valenti for Oral History of American Music (OHAM)

June 3, 2008: interview with Greg Berg and Richard Sjoerdsma on The Morning Show with Greg Berg on WGTD-Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Listen)

October 11, 1998: 50th birthday interview with Bruce Duffie on WNIB/WNIZ Classical 97-Chicago

March 14, 1995: Celebration of Words and Music: panel discussion with A. R. Ammons, poet, Denise Levertov, poet, Roberto Sierra, composer, Chester Biscardi, composer, Jane Wilkinson, composer, Steven Stucky, composer, James Webster, moderator, and Roald Hoffman, poet and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Barnes Hall, Cornell University

April 26, 1988: interview with Jane Meryll. Basis of "The Phenomenology of Composing: An Interview with Chet Biscardi, Composer," by Jane Meryll, 1994, Sarah Lawrence College, 16 pages typescript with three addenda, as well as "Composers’ Lives and Works: An Interview Study," by Jane Meryll and Margery B. Franklin, 1995, Sarah Lawrence College, 8 pages typescript, which was first read at a seminar entitled "Musical Spheres: Instructing, Composing and Listening" at the American Psychological Convention for Division 10, Psychology of the Arts, New York City, August 1995.

October 1985: Interview re Tight-Rope, WISC.TV, Channel 3, A CBS Affiliate; Madison, Wisconsin

October, 1985: Broadcast re Tight-Rope, Wisconsin Magazine TV; Madison, Wisconsin

October 6, 1985: Introduction to Tight-Rope from WHA-TV broadcast; Madison, Wisconsin