The two leading English-language reference works on composers of classical music, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, brought out new, vastly expanded editions in 2001. Nearby library shelves are sagging with smaller, more specialized recent books offering information on American composers living and dead. An unprecedented amount […]
Pondering the feasibility of comprehensive inclusion and The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Anne LeBaron, Thomas Oboe Lee, Paul Moravec, John Melba, Carla Scaletti, Alvin Singleton, and Frank Ticheli debate.
David Osenberg Last Monday, Qualiton parted ways with David Osenberg, who served as the distributor’s National Director of Publicity and Promotions and Director of Classical Labels. The shift has industry watchers anticipating the next move each will make. For Qualiton’s part, National Sales Manager Angela Cuciniello assures that the position has not been eliminated and […]
The Colorado Quartet Think Philadelphia. You probably see the Liberty Bell or Benjamin Franklin, but you should also be hearing great music. Alright, now you’re hearing the Philadelphia Orchestra. But what about the music of Crumb, Wolpe, Shapey, and Barber? Though you might not know it, these and many other great 20th-century composers have connections […]