This week’s Piece of the Week is an example of a “Secular Requiem,” a concept new to the 20th Century. This is the one written by Dmitri Kabalevsky an even 20 years after the height of World War II.
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Dvorak was a Czech composer who taught at a music school in NYC for part of the 1890s. He specifically came to America to find “The American sound.” His famous “New World” Symphony was commissioned and premiered by the NY Philharmonic, and it was an instant hit. 115 more words
From the creative mind of composer Bob Chilcott, the vibrant collection Jazz Songs of Innocence presents five jazzy settings of poems from William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence.” Chilcott challenges the expectation of the listener by setting each classic text in a different jazz-inspired style-from the laid-back swing of ‘The Echoing Green’ and ballad-like setting of ‘The Lamb’ to a lilting jazz waltz, ‘The Little Boy Lost/The Little Boy Found’. 94 more words