John Adams is one of the most frequently performed of American composers and justly so.
Shaker Loops continues to hold its allure. In its well-handl...
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I will make the following categorical statement about Beaser's music: there is not a note that doesn't need to be there and there is an inevitability present that is overpowering.
When you take a good look at Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas you can see a lot more than just that, because what you're really seeing is an exorbitant take on where music can come from.
Of the perhaps inappropriately named New York School, I find Earle Brown's the most musically rich and articulate. Sign Sounds is for a small chamber...
Toru Takemitsu never wrote an ugly sound in his life. Animated throughout his career by nature, many of his works carry titles relating to water or trees. This is so of two of his most beautiful works, Water Ways and Rainspell.
I became aware of Philip Glass's music in 1975 when Ron Perera at Smith College introduced me to Music in Fifths. I thought it intriguing.
I admire Ligeti's desire to keep learning and changing in the course of his career, to move beyond the known and the comfortable.
With a distinctively science fiction flavor, composer/bassist Ben Allison's latest The Stars Look Very Different Today follows a Star Trekian path to "... boldly go where no man has gone before."
The question that remains, and which I shall attempt to answer, is "What happened to classical music?"
A Streetcar Named Desire is a dark play -- I thought only the Russians wrote such bleak, depressing things -- but the dreamy beauty of Fleming makes it shine.
I personally have absolutely no problem with entertainment; I enjoy it immensely. What could compete with Avatar in 3D, Guns N' Roses, PSWii or Vegas? But let's not get confused.
This past week I had the pleasure of attending two very different performances that highlighted the diversity and richness of New York's dance culture.
Songs at the moment boasting lyrics that can be considered sophisticated, witty, psychologically complex, romantically adult, maturely silly are few and far between.
Beginning this fall, Colorado Public Radio (CPR) will start broadcasting a new music station on 1340 AM in the Denver metro area and online at their w...
When it comes to creation, there is never really a right time or place; what it takes is initiative. Music student Ben Meyers proves this with his im...
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