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.
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 […]
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 […]
Help it float or let it drown? Over a month ago, the Librarian of Congress announced his webcasting fee structure decision (entered into the Federal Register today). But far from being the last word, the rate debate rages on while smaller webcasters cry foul and close up shop, fearful of the financial liability. Throwing out […]
“Musical notation is one of the most amazing picture-language inventions of the human animal. It didn’t come into being of a moment but is the result of centuries of experimentation. It has never been quite satisfactory for the composer’s purposes and therefore the experiment continues. Why is this process frowned upon today? Must we alone […]