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Unearthing the Greats: Beethoven

Ludvig van Beethoven: German composer, pianist, conductor. Was he really all that great? And what is it about his music that has left him his legacy? 1,169 more words


John Coltrane’s “Ascension”

In his last years John Coltrane’s quest for spiritual understanding was manifest on his albums, as well as in many of the quartet’s titles, beginning with… 154 more words


"Rothko Chapel"

Considering that I used to go visit my dad in Houston pretty regularly when he lived there, I am saddened that we never went to the Rothko Chapel.   303 more words


Responses to Cage

The following questions are an exercise I did in response to reading page 43 for John Cage’s book Silence. Silence is one of the most interesting, unique, and important music books ever written by who I believe to be the most important figure in modern music (and my personal favorite composer/music philosopher). 555 more words


Composer of the month - Susan Greisdale

This is a continuation of my monthly blog posts about living composers. Click here to read about the composer for August.

For September’s composer, I have chosen….Susan Greisdale!. 165 more words


Showcasing new music

Notes from last night’s ‘from darkness into light’. New Music in the South West season finale, performed by Kokoro at St George’s, Bristol. Sunday 18 Sep 2016… 444 more words


Michael McCooe- Composer: Hindemith

Paul Hindemith is one of the most renowned composers of the 20th Century. His notable works include his song cycle Das Marienleben (1923), opera Mathis der Maler… 132 more words

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