Posts Tagged ‘modern classical music’

Apr. 26 2012

Some of My Best Friends are Contemporary Composers

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  Continuing my comments on contemporary composers begun a few blogs ago, one could certainly write a book, or indeed fill several library shelves with books on the topic. Come to think of it, some people already have. Sometime around the 1970’s composers began to notice no one wanted to hear their music. Nonetheless, symphony orchestras […]

Mar. 28 2012

Pity the Contemporary Composer

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This past Friday and Monday I received telephone calls from two different WBJC listeners whose opinions could not have been more opposite, and as such highlight a controversy in classical music that has been going on since before I was born. In a nutshell, the man who called Friday night wanted to hear more challenging modern […]