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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Giacinto Scelsi

Giacinto Scelsi

January 8, 1905 – La Spezia, Italy
August 9, 1988 – Rome, Italy

“Count Giacinto Scelsi D’Ayala Valva, aristocrat, poet and composer, was one of the twentieth century’s more unusual musicians. 692 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Sofia Gubaidulina

Sofia Gubaidulina

October 24, 1931 – Chistopol, Russia

“Sofia Gubaidulina completed her education of the Conservatory of Kazan in 1954 and continued her compositional studies in Moscow with Nikolai Pejko. 187 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Frederic Rzewski

Frederic Rzewski

April 13, 1938 – Westfield, MA, USA

“American composer, now resident in Belgium, of mostly chamber, vocal and piano works that have been performed throughout the world; he is also active as a pianist. 173 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by John Adams

John Adams

February 15, 1947 – Worcester, MA, USA

“John Adams began composing relatively early; at ten he started composing, and by 14 he had heard his works performed. 318 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Julia Wolfe

Julia Wolfe

December 18, 1958 – Philadelphia, PA, USA

“Julia Wolfe, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in music, draws inspiration from folk, classical, and rock genres, bringing a modern sensibility to each while simultaneously tearing down the walls between them. 452 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by David Lang

David Lang

January 8, 1957 – Los Angeles, CA, USA

“David Lang is one of the most highly-esteemed and performed American composers writing today. His works have been performed around the world in most of the great concert halls. 354 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Kaija Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho

October 14, 1952 – Helsinki, Finland

“Kaija Saariaho is a prominent member of a group of Finnish composers and performers who are now, in mid-career, making a worldwide impact. 86 more words

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