Generation of ’38 (Part 3): Because Time Was in the Air

Finding ways to forge new syntheses and techniques for themselves through explorations and surprising reconciliations of tonal and post-tonal languages, the generation of American composers born in and around the year 1938 moved into the forefront of American classical music in the 1970s and ’80s.

Memories Are Better Off Sung

Although memory is suggested in much of the prolific output of The Fiery Furnaces, nowhere is it more focused than in their 2005 release Rehearsing My Choir, which tells the life story of the siblings’ then-83-year-old grandmother Olga Sarantos.

Crossing the Atlantic: A Primer on Euro-American Musical Relations

There still exist archetypal “American Composers” and “European Composers,” an archetypal “American Audience” and “European Audience,” with roots in decades-old artistic movements, historical contexts, and sets of priorities. However effectively pluralism may be taking over the world, these old national differences are still with us in fundamental ways.