Author Archives: Leonard J. Lehrman

The Elie Siegmeister Centennial

Nine years younger than Aaron Copland, nine years older than Leonard Bernstein, Elie Siegmeister, who died of a brain tumor on March 10, 1991, would have been 100 years old on January 15, 2009.

What inspires you to compose/perform music that has political overtones?

Leonard LehrmanPhoto by Helene Williams Making the Political Personal What does one ever hope to achieve by composing/performing any music? To change the world, transform it, or at least leave it a bit better than one found it, perhaps. In a certain sense, all artistic expression has political overtones. When told she would be allowed […]