Tag Archives: Happy Birthday

William Schuman: A belated birthday

┬áIt 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

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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

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Happy Birthday Dmitri Shostakovich!

One hundred and six years ago today, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was born, and a wonderful chapter in the history of music was begun. His music has touched so many people, and is incredibly popular. One of … Continue reading

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Happy B-Day: Rite of Spring

So I had a gig tonight. It went better than the Rite of Spring premier 100 years ago to the day, which is to say that there was no riot… I first heard the Rite of Spring in my freshman … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

First off, a big Happy 281st Birthday to Mr. Franz Joseph Haydn, father of the symphony and string quartet, and overall genius. Also, no better way to celebrate the resurrection day than with the resurrection symphony! Of course, Mahler wasn’t … Continue reading

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Listen to this: Happy Birthday to me

So today is my birthday, so this is how I celebrate. I found the above a while ago, and it’s fitting it be shared today. Only Stravinsky could do something like this and have it not suck. I think it’s … Continue reading

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