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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

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