What I found most remarkable about this month’s assemblage of 56 new recordings is that they are a pretty accurate reflection of how American concert music has evolved over the last century (give or take a few decades).
A bias against the word “critic”.
Ned Rorem, Carolyn Yarnell, David Rakowski, John Corigliano, James Wierzbicki, and John Zorn take on music critics. Plus a transcript of a 1989 Telluride Summit about Music Criticism.
A group of North American music critics spar with composers on the best approach to covering premieres of new music at the 2002 Music Critics Association conference in Santa Fe NM.
CYO Music Director Liza Grossman and Associate Director Eric Berken at work Molly Sheridan: What sparked the founding of the CYO in 1995? Liza Grossman: I had been directing another youth orchestra, and in 1992, Bernard Rands came to Cleveland. He was going to be the featured speaker at a new music seminar that was […]
Receives the third biennial New Music Champion Award for 2002 from the New Music Connoisseur
Similar to how high school history always seemed to stop just shy of WWII every year, music education never seems to get even close to the present. As a music student, I started with Bach and, by the time I got to Bartók, high school was over and I was off to college without ever […]
Across America, young music students are being fed a steady diet of the standard repertoire while learning the rudiments of the violin or the oboe. In many cases it’s not until their arrival at a conservatory or university that an opportunity to explore the work of living composers is even offered. Realizing this, Virginia Tidewater […]
For composers looking to have their works performed by an orchestra, they might do well to turn to their peers in the conducting field rather than an older and established maestro. That, at least, is the premise behind the newly developed Synergy: Composer and Conductor…
California composer Sebastian Chang is disarmingly articulate and, in addition to being a talented musician, he has a reputation for being something of a comedian. He also happens to be 14 years old.