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Gay Composers

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: John Corigliano and David Del Tredici

Daniel Asia | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Why should one care if it is a lesbian or gay, as opposed to a straight man or woman who prefers coffee to tea, who writes a great work? In regards to how music qua music is to be evaluated it shouldn't, and doesn't, matter in the least.

From Russia, With Musical Love

Lew Whittington | Posted 04.12.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

In recent weeks the Philadelphia Orchestra has performed several programs around music of Tchaikovsky, while just block away the Academy of Vocal Arts was performing a small scale, but vocally big production of Pique Dame (the Queen of Spades).

Benjamin Britten: The Love and Death of a Gay Genius

Kevin Childs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

Only the English seem incapable of acknowledging the brilliance of one of our own without trying to rummage about in his life for something innocent that can be twisted into an all-consuming fault. In fact, it sounds faintly homophobic, as though we still can't have a national treasure who was gay.

Curtis M. Wong

Prolific Pop Composer On Why Personal 'Disasters' Produce The Best Tunes | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.21.2012 | Gay Voices

Whether penning radio hits or conducting Broadway showstoppers, David Friedman has truly been a prolific force in the music industry, even if the bulk...