Monthly Archives: September 2006

Inspiration Hits

I am shadowing Charlotte composer David Crowe as he works his way from commission to performance of a new work based on paintings by Nicholas Roerich. (Learn more from earlier posts here.) David and I have agreed he can call … Continue reading

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In Service of the Human Spirit

9/11. There came a moment a day or two into the coverage when I’d taken in all the footage I could manage. I turned off the TV and headed for my CDs. First, Bach. His suites for solo cello. A … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

There’s a lot of re-thinking going on among those of us whose work it is to present classical music. I was interested to see an article about “The Last Night of the Proms” show up in today’s ArtsJournal online. It … Continue reading

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Do Audiences Listen More Critically to New Works?

Composer Joan Tower has a work being premiered by the Salisbury Symphony later this month. She has said that having a work of hers on a concert program next to one by a long-established composer such as Beethoven is good … Continue reading

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"Dreams of Wisdom": Following David Crowe from Commission to Performance

In an earlier post, I described how I”ll be following David Crowe”s process as he composes a new work based on paintings by Nicholas Roerich. His working title for what he conceives as a five movement work for violin, cello, … Continue reading

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