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Legendary Composers of the 20th Century

The 20th century was marked with many dramatic political, economic and social events. There was the Economic Depression (1929), World War I (1914-1918) and II… 1,143 more words


October 21, 2015

I found this picture of an instrument I’ve never seen before; the “Autophone Organette.”

I figured I’d see if I could find one in action: 216 more words


tabula rasa

“Pärt likes bells, literally and figuratively in his music. He also likes space and silence.”

“Part of Pärt’s breakthrough, Layton says, came from hearing just three notes in a supermarket.” 125 more words

Still Life

Summer Updates

Hello Internet! Here are some quick updates:

I’m playing flute in Comfort Women, starting July 31st.

Summer in Michigan is wonderful.

I learned a lot… 18 more words


Summer 2015 Rerun--Alan Hovhannes: Mysterious Mountain

I wonder whether I would have gotten through high school without having had classical music as a refuge. Why did I need consolation back then? Oh, I was always falling in love with some pretty face or other and usually made hash of it. 808 more words

Classical Music

Sofia Gubaidulina, Repentance

by Nathan Cornelius

Born in 1931, Sofia Gubaidulina is one of the leading Russian composers of the late 20th century. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, where she had spent most of her career, she moved to Germany, and her music became increasingly known in the West. 284 more words


Trumpet Recital: 20th Century Music

by Sridhar Bhagavathula

(The following were original program notes written for a senior trumpet recital at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN)


Keeping in mind that oft-used caveat that writing about music is like dancing about architecture, I have tried to write about the music being performed tonight in a way which avoids the tiresome clichés that hound most program notes and end up boring the listeners before the music even has a fair chance to do so. 1,351 more words

20th Century Music