Samuel Barber, one of America’s most celebrated composers, was born on this day (April 9) in 1910. The young filmmaker H. Paul Moon has made a full-length documentary about Barber that will be released later this month. “I went out on a limb with this project, self-distributing, keeping it independent, making sure I got things right…
Martha Argerich and Cristina Marton, pianos.
I had the most fantastic pleasure last week to speak with an exceptionally talented young guitarist, composer and orchestrator by the name of Andrew Rubin. Californian-based Rubin has recently released, in digital format, his first full-scale classical work – Guitar Concerto – written with rock legend Jon Anderson, along with a live concert film and recording of Rubin […]
Last week we talked about Renaissance music, so today I’m going to introduce you to Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis and his choral motet Spem in alium.
G’day, g’day, lovely musicians! It’s that special time of month once again…time for me to yabber about another of my all time favorite composers. Ace! *pops off an obligatory party popper that I actually just found under my bed* Oh- and to celebrate, I’m going to attempt to use Australian slang throughout this entire post! […]
Andrew Aronowicz is a passionate writer of music and words, and a promising young mind in Australian classical music. He holds a Master of Music from the University of Melbourne, and was an Australian Postgraduate Award recipient during his post-graduate candidature. He is also the recipient of an Australia Council ArtStart grant. Taking cues from […]
by Jen Sper, School Choral Music Specialist One of the most special and powerful things about being a choral musician is the beautiful relationship between music and text – few composers exemplify the incredible possibilities inherent in this relationship like Andrea Ramsey. Her compositions are musically satisfying in both technical concepts and the deeply emotional […]
Today is Beethoven’s birthday, and in his honor, I’m featuring a work of his which is one of my favorites–Violin Concerto in D. I don’t know what acoustic properties make it so, but I find the violin one of the most appealing and expressive of all the instruments. That you find it used in nearly […]