Composer James Legg Dies
James LeggPhoto courtesy Michael Torke
Composer James Legg died suddenly on November 20, 2000.
Mr. Legg began his training in music composition at the Juilliard School of Music while still a teenager and went on …
Finding the Center of American Music
Despite our relatively short history as a nation, the United States boasts an artistic landscape that is arguable the most culturally diverse in the world.
John Adams: In The Center Of American Music
John AdamsPhoto by Christine AlicinoCourtesy Nonesuch Records
Just three days after completing the score for El Niño, a 110-minute "Christmas oratorio" for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, John Adams invites NewMusicBox editor Frank J. Oteri …
Soundtrack: January 2001
While we wait to see if “Dubya” manages to unite Donkey and Elephant, we will have to content ourselves with music in which there is some kind of tentative “coalition” between styles. Two discs jumped …
Augusta Read Thomas signs with G. Schirmer
Augusta Read ThomasPhoto by Jerome de Perlinghi
G. Schirmer, Inc. has announced the signing of Augusta Read Thomas to an exclusive five-year composer contract, in which the company will represent the music formerly in …
Ways of Listening
After intensive periods of performance, recording and teaching, my ears sometimes tell me they need a rest from music.