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100 Years of Morton Gould

2013 has been a year full of important classical music centennials. Last month we celebrated Benjamin Britten. May marked the 100th anniversary of the premiere of the Rite of Spring. Witold Lutoslawski, one of the most significant influences of my own compositional style, would have turned 100 last January. And the Royal Philharmonic Society, who […]

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New York Times Counterpoint

No, that isn’t a reference to the Steve Reich piece for solo clarinet and tape; though I hear that Bill Kalinkos gave a stellar performance Saturday with Alarm Will Sound.  I was actually referring to the great piece on counterpoint that Anthony Tommasini, Chief Music Critic for The New York Times, did for the Times’ multimedia […]

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Radiohead and Steve Reich

If you happen to be in New York City November 16, be sure to check out the all-Reich event by Artist-in-Residence Alarm Will Sound at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It includes the New York premiere of Radio Rewrite, the critically acclaimed work that takes two Radiohead songs as its inspiration. Here are the composer’s notes of the […]

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