Author Archives: Trevor Hunter

Gloria Coates: Beyond the Spheres

Despite having a career that has spanned five decades, two continents, and 15 symphonies, Gloria Coates remains a largely unknown quantity on these shores after years of success in Europe. It would seem, however, that the Atlantic tides are turning.

An Interview with Barrymore Laurence Scherer

The author of A History of American Classical Music explains how he was able to encapsulate such a wide-ranging history in under 230 pages by concentrating on just sparking readers’ intellectual curiosity.

Mixing Things Up

It seems that the way people compose will affect their output—whether it comes from the ether, as it were, from a spirited improv session, or from a careful working out on the instrument itself.