Earlier this week Susanna Eastburn, chief executive of Sound and Music, wrote an article expressing by March 2020, ‘at least 50% of the composers we work with will identify as women.’ This is a major step for gender equality in music and composing. The also article talks about gender equality and the ‘drop out’ rate of […]
East Windies Players begin 2017 by embarking on 20th Century music with Carl Nielsen’s famous Wind Quintet Op 43. Here is some generic info about Nielsen (for starters): Carl Nielsen age 14, 16th Battalion, Odense Denmark’s most prominent composer (orchestral and chamber music) Works are organized by CNW (Carl Nielsen Works) numbers Generally […]
The Romantic Period, a time in history where composers wished to reduce their listeners to tears and melt their hearts, ran from around 1825 to 1900. To be honest, this was a tough week for me to plan. I am so very unmusical, so my go-to option for planning a week based on composers is […]
Our culture doesn’t really expose young people en masse to much more than current popular music. And that’s a shame.
A bit of culture today as we look at David Wise’s genius compositions – the legendary British composer has gifted some of Nintendo’s best games with stunning ambience. His most famous work is for the SNES Donkey Kong County Trilogy, but he’s also worked on performed on many other projects, including modern mobile games such […]
Hello God! Thank You for the beautiful Tilia tree I am sitting under when the words are flowing from my head. Today is the last day of June and I invite you to celebrate this day with wonderful music and paintings. I love the name “Tilia” – it sounds so musical as a tender violin’s […]
A very young Sergiu Celibidache conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in 1950 in the ruins of the old Philharmonie.