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Theodore Presser Company Enters the Digital Age of Music Publishing

Tom and Arnold BroidoPhoto courtesy of Theodore Presser Co. The Theodore Presser Company recently gave a glimpse of what music publishing in the 21st century will look like. By teaming up with a CD-ROM company called CD Sheet Music, the company recently began publishing sheet music as PDF files on CD-ROM disks. This means that […]

NYFA Awards Fellowships to NY State Artists

New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowships, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts, recently awarded nearly $1.1 million to 167 artists throughout New York State, including eighteen composers. Recipients of the 156 Fellowships of $7,000 each (several collaborations) were chosen from over 4,000 applicants in the categories of architecture/environmental structures, […]

Violinist, Composer Arnold Black Dies at 77

Arnold BlackPhoto courtesy of Ruth Black Arnold Black, a noted violinist and composer, died June 25 at his home in Charlemont, MA. The cause was undetermined, but he had had heart trouble in recent years. He was 77. Arnold Black, a noted violinist and composer, died June 25 at his home in Charlemont, MA. The […]

NYFA Fellows

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships: Composers List Pheeroan Aklaff Pheeroan Aklaff is a percussionist whose recent compositions are an attempt to develop a cross-cultural synthesis, combining in one work the rhythmic influences of Japanese Haiku and Tanka verses with the melakarta scales of India, and in another, the ryo and ritsu scales of […]

Soundtracks: July 2000

More probably than any component of NewMusicBox, SoundTracks inevitably reflects the diversity and ultimately uncategorizability of the music being created by American composers. Whereas each issue of NewMusicBox looks at a specific, albeit different, aspect of American music, SoundTracks always aims to be a reflection of what is being released on CD right now without […]

Composer Alan Hovhaness Dies at 89

Alan HovhanessPhoto courtesy of C.F. Peters Alan Hovhaness, a prolific composer who melded Western and Asian musical genres, died in Seattle on June 21, 2000. He was 89 and had suffered from a severe stomach ailment for the last three years. Hovhaness was born in Somerville, MA, on March 8, 1911 to Haroutiun Hovhaness Chakmakjian, […]

Soundtracks: June 2000

It is perhaps poetic justice that concurrent with our issue inspired by the winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in Music that Bridge Records has released the world premiere recording of the Pulitzer winner from 1999, Melinda Wagner’s Flute Concerto. There are a number of other Pulitzer alumni among the featured composers this month: Howard […]

Soundtracks: May 2000

As usual, the 34 CDs collected in this month’s round-up of new recordings of American repertoire reflect a stunning range of musical possibilities. A great amount of lost American musical history has been unearthed recently in recordings of symphonies by Virgil Thomson, George Antheil, and Paul Creston, organ concertos by Leo Sowerby, chamber music by […]

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