Category Archives: Uncategorized

Revision of Opinion: Brahms

My grandmother once was talking to me about composers she liked. She brought up the three Bs. She loved Bach and Beethoven, but was not too keen on Brahms. Nor was I. I will admit that I never really tried … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

William Schuman: A belated birthday

 It seems to me that in today’s new music scene, for the most part, there are very few “American” composers. There are loads of composers who are American, but very few “American” composers. There is a difference: a composer who … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

SUNY Fredonia Chamber Orchestra

I haven’t posted on here since December. Pretty much an entire semester has gone by without me actually writing anything, so I figured I might as well fix that.  Last night I went to the last Chamber Orchestra concert of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

William Schuman: Symphony 3

Okay, again, another random trip to the library, and this time I picked out three Third Symphonies by americans: Copland, Harris, and the present Williams Schuman. I just got finished listening to the Schuman and why in gods name isn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Beethoven 6

Today, for no good reason, I decided to listen to the Beethoven 6th symphony. My knowledge of Beethoven is sadly rather limited. This is pretty bad because Beethoven is like, the most important/one of the greatest composers ever, and I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Happy Birthday: Jean Sibelius

  For no good reason, recently I started listening through all the Sibelius symphonies I have (4 through 7, Karajan/Berlin, which I got for a great deal!). I just thought one day, hey, this Sibelius guy is pretty well regarded, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dipping my toes into Tristan

For a while I’ve sort of wanted to get into opera. There are so many things wrong with the very idea of opera; always singing, drama takes the backseat to singing, no simple dialogue but instead lots of singing. Also, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment