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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 from auditioning for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. 11 more words

Music

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

Listening

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)

Introduction

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

Emerging Quotes. (new category!)

” Schoenberg was the most important composer of the 20th century, although he wrote almost no music.”

—– from “What I Learned at The Symphony” , by Dr X. 8 more words

Classical Music

Son House - Walkin' blues

Walking Blues” is a blues standard written by Son House, but made famous by Robert Johnson in 1936 and reaching popularity after its reissue on the…

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Video

Who is Max Reger?

I’m currently skimming through Salzman’s Twentieth-Century Music: An Introduction. He briefly mentions Max Reger (1873-1916), a german composer who had some influence on Hindemith. I”ve always heard the name but never actually listened or learned anything about his music. 85 more words

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