Dead Again

The media keeps running stories about the death of the compact disc; these are the same sages who killed off the LP, as well as all of classical music, a few years back.

Actually, It’s Those Who Can

It used to be that composers were not taken seriously if they chose to do commercial work; now the pendulum has swung and it is the professorial types who are getting the stones thrown at them.

Reporting Live from Minnesota

Nine composers traveled to Minneapolis where this week they will participate in the Minnesota Orchestra’s Composer Institute; composer/pianist Missy Mazzoli has graciously offered to take us along with her.

Wednesday Informer: Pre-Holiday Edition

It’s a short work week here at NewMusicBox, but before we go give thanks, eat our turkey, and take a nap while mom does all those dishes, I thought I’d share just a few news items that have come across my desk this week.

A Small World that is a Universe

I’ve yet to hear anyone actually go on record and identify available work that’s suitable for educating young students; for me, some shining examples are the pieces collected in Bartok’s Mikrokosmos.