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The level of distinction between composers and other musicians also varies, which affects issues such as copyright and the deference given to individual interpretations of a particular piece of music.
The term "composer" is often used specifically to mean a composer in the Western tradition of classical music.
In popular and folk music, the composer is typically called a songwriter (since the music generally takes the form of a song), and composers of jazz are often referred to as jazz writers.
www.mp3.fm /Composer.htm   (297 words)

 American Composers Forum
American composers under the age of 35 as of the deadline are invited to apply for a residency with Volti, a professional chamber choir.
The composer of each prize-winning composition will be required: (a) To assign to the GCNA all publication rights in the composition; and (b) To warrant to the GCNA that the composition does not violate any existing copyright in whole or in part, and that he has the lawful right to sell the composition.
Enclose with music a list of composer's name, address, and phone numbers, along with a statement as to the date the composition was written, and a signature verifying that the work has never been performed.
www.composersforum.org /oldsite/opps/callsforscores.html   (10534 words)

 Choral music composers - a cappella works
There Britten composed Paul Bunyan, his first opera (to a libretto by Auden), as well as the first of many song-cycles for Pears; the period was otherwise remarkable for a number of orchestral works, including Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge (for string orchestra) and Sinfonia da Requiem (for full orchestra).
As a composer, Dawson began at a young age, and it was early on in his compositional career that his Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano was performed by the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra.
Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff, was a Russian-American composer, pianist, and conductor.
www.singers.com /composers   (5274 words)

 MusicalSelections.com > Composers > Dmitri Shostakovich > Biography
The composer's response to his denunciation was the Fifth Symphony of 1937, which is musically conservative and not overtly political, either for or against the regime.
Shostakovich's music shows the influence of many of the composers he most admired: Bach in his fugues and passacaglias; Beethoven in the late quartets; Mahler in the symphonies and Berg in his use of musical codes and quotations.
Among Russian composers, he particularly admired Modest Mussorgsky, whose opera Boris Godunov he orchestrated in the early 1940s; Mussorgsky's influence is most prominent in the wintry scenes of Lady Macbeth and the 12th symphony, as well as in his satirical works such as Rayok.
www.musicalselections.com /composers/47/biography   (3211 words)

 Central Europe Review - Music: Krzyzstof Penderecki
If Thomas had limited his musical examples to works composed before 1974, one suspects some of the audience might have suffered quite a shock during the rehearsal, for Penderecki's later style is very different from that of his avant-garde works.
Some composers, Penderecki stated, had "forgotten about music" and were composing "notes only," while he wanted to compose "music with a human face" and distance himself from his peers and imitators.
Messiaen, was the composer's thoughtful answer, primarily for his mysticism and use of orchestral colour.
www.ce-review.org /99/21/best21_reyland.html   (1484 words)

 USIA, U.S. Society & Values, June 1998 - Joshua Kosman, "New Music for a New Century"
In the way composers operated and the kinds of music they wrote, in the sorts of performing institutions that brought that music and music of the past to the listening public, old models and ways of thinking that had begun to prove decisively unworkable were being chipped away.
Some prominent composers continue to write in the densely impenetrable language forged during the modernist period and clung to in the face of decades' worth of audience hostility or indifference.
For many composers now in their 30s and 40s, for instance, the impressions of rock music have remained formative, showing up in the use of electric guitars (as in the work of Steve Mackey or Nick Didkovsky) and in a raw rhythmic power that has been practically unheard of in classical music.
usinfo.state.gov /journals/itsv/0698/ijse/kosman.htm   (3094 words)

 LIGETI! - Page 3
My opinion is that Ligeti is one of those who struggled in a period of crisis for the composer’s right to write in whatever style he wanted, even classical or romantic, and thus gave the “right” to lots of people today to throw up at his modernist “shit”.
This "crisis" that I was referring to happened in the 1970's leading to the collapse of the notion of the musical material's historical development.
That's why it's "OK" today for you and me or anyone as a composer to write in whatever style he wants, from medieval to modern, or even mix all of these styles in the same piece.
www.youngcomposers.com /forum/ligeti-2460-3.html   (1469 words)

 Little Women, Mark Adamo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The composer is an adept librettist, with an ear for the clever phrase -- Adamo's powers of compression work extremely well -- and the composer creates a whole world of musical details that amplify the action onstage....
Adamo has composed a truly American piece, and it is, both musically and theatrically, an impressive (and maybe even important) contribution.
Adamo is a spirited, fast-witted composer: like Britten, he can turn on a stylistic dime, running the gamut from open-throated Broadway song to serpentine twelve-tonish writing, mak[ing] fascinating music from the simplest possible material....I suspect that in five or ten years' time Mark Adamo will be greeted with ovations on the stage of the Met.
www.schirmer.com /composers/adamo/little_women.html   (4012 words)

 Anton Webern
With their self-defined position as the musical heirs to Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler, the composers of the Second Viennese School were firmly grounded in the music of the past.
Of the three composers' works, Webern's is the most difficult to approach.
This Austrian site is part of a larger one dealing with the composers of the Second Viennese School.
www.wwnorton.com /enjoy/shorter/composers/webern.htm   (589 words)

 Colby | Course Catalogue | Music
It investigates how great composers have organized their musical thoughts, allows students to compose in a variety of styles, and introduces ear training and sight singing.
A symphony orchestra composed of students, local amateurs, and professionals performs four concerts per year of works spanning the entire range of major symphonic literature.
Explores representative samples of music/video pairings; the ways in which the composer and visual director influence and manipulate the listener/audience; and relationships between visual and musical elements.
www.colby.edu /catalogue/0203/listing/MUlist.shtml   (2271 words)

 List of modernist composers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lists of composers by style, time period, or technique: Modernist composers
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
This page was last modified 08:11, 9 December 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_modernist_composers   (68 words)

 Copland - Sessions Concerts by Carol Oja
"It is in the interests of the younger generation of American composers," declared a manifesto in their opening program, "that the present series of concerts has been inaugurated." From the very start their arms were open wide to a diverse spectrum of new compositions.
While these early organizations paid some attention to the generation of American composers born around 1900, they focused most intensely on either importing European modernism or showcasing Americans who were then in their late thirties and forties (figures such as Louis Gruenberg, Frederick Jacobi, Carl Ruggles, and Emerson Whithorne).
A partial list of such figures included Vladimir Dukelsky (Vernon Duke), Nino Rota (then studying at the Curtis Institute), Pál Kadosa and Istvan Szelenyi (both Hungarian pupils of Kodály who had captured the interest of Henry Cowell), Nicolai Lopatnikoff (a Russian then living in Berlin), and Imre Weisshaus (a Hungarian pupil of Bartók).
www.americancomposers.org /copland_sessions_oja.htm   (1089 words)

 Consorting, Vermont New Music Newsletter
The Pauline Oliveros Foundation is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Deep Listening Retreat with Composer Pauline Oliveros and T'ai Chi, Taoist and Creative Movement specialist Heloise Gold at the Rose Mountain Retreat Center in the Sangre de Christo Mountains of New Mexico July 13-18, 1997.
Composers will retain all rights to their own materials, and will receive two free copies of the final CD.
Vermont composers were consistently featured in the show's first year, with more than 30 interviews, but have been sparse in 1997; only Craig Bove has joined us from Vermont this year (a really wonderful interview), as well as the students of Su Lian Tan and Evan Bennett in a remarkable live performance (see below).
vermontcomposers.com /cons8_1b.html   (4943 words)

 List of composers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In certain musical genres, such as popular and folk music, the term "songwriter" means someone who authors both music and lyrics, but such a person may also be properly called a "composer." If a songwriter also performs, he or she is called a "singer/songwriter."
List of Anglican church composers - See also Religious music.
List of songwriters - See also Pop music and Rock music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Composers   (111 words)

 Music 344 - Music Literature Since 1900
We begin with the modernist movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, focusing on the various innovations enacted upon the common-practice tonal tradition in the works of Strauss, Mahler, Schoenberg, Debussy, Stravinsky, and a host of "nationalist" composers.
At mid-semester, we cover major mid-century composers (Bartók, Britten, Shostakovich, Messiaen) and move into a survey of the post-1945 European avant-garde, including the serial movement in Darmstadt and the rise of electronic music.
You will be asked to identify the composer, the title of the composition, and the date of composition.
www.macalester.edu /music/courses/musi344   (1001 words)

 Jane Serter - composer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It combines, for instance, the extreme intellectual rigour of modernist serial techniques with obvious and universal - almost banal - chords.
She began piano lessons at the age of eight and began composing at the same time.
She gained a Junior Exhibition - for piano - to the Guildhall School of music at the age of thirteen.
www.composer.co.uk /composers/serter.html   (266 words)

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It was composed when the composer lived in New York City and while she sat on a park bench overlooking the Hudson River in Manhattan.
In addition to her success as a composer of symphonic, chamber, and choral music, Galbraith is currently recognized as a leader in the field of wind ensemble writing.
The composer premiered the march with The United States Army Band on July 8, 1986 during WBDNA’s Summer Meeting in Washington, D.C. Miss Allen is an independent artist residing in New York City, where she is a member of the conducting faculty at The Juilliard School.
www.brevard.cc.fl.us /~cbob/womencomposers02.html   (5640 words)

 Music M656
We will study both composers generally considered to be at the center of the canon of modern music and composers and traditions that have been excluded from it.
You should also be able to identify composers, pieces, and other important names and terms we encounter, to summarize the careers of major composers, and to show a general knowledge of major events and trends of the century.
The main "text" is the music itself, and the secondary "text" is a series of readings, including composers' writings about their own and others' music, a few articles that will serve as starting points for discussion, and some articles by me that present material I would otherwise present in lecture.
www.music.indiana.edu /som/courses/m656   (1154 words)

 Censorship: Wielding the Red Pen - Entartete Musik
Based on racial doctrines of Aryan supremacy and anti-Semitism, the musical fllist included works by Jewish composers and composers from the European modernist movement, works with explicit sexual connotations, and works of fl inspired jazz.
Following a sham presentation to the International Committee of the Red Cross in June of 1944, the camp was deemed to have outlived its usefulness, and on October 16, almost all of the composers and artists in the camp were sent to Auschwitz.
Composers Viktor Ullmann, Hans Krása, Pavel Haas, Ervin Schulhoff, and Gideon Klein were among some 35,000 artists and musicians who perished after passing through Terezin during the Holocaust.
www.lib.virginia.edu /small/exhibits/censored/musik.html   (686 words)

 Music 343 - Western Music of the 19th Century
This course provides an intensive survey of Western art music from the early works of Ludwig Van Beethoven, composed in the mid-1790s, to the symphonic works of the generation of modernist composers born around 1860 (Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Jean Sibelius, Giacomo Puccini).
The principal aim of the course is to expose students to a large quantity of multi-national Western music in a variety of genres and styles, thus leading students to a deeper understanding of the history of musical style in the nineteenth century.
Pieces on the listening list are presented in lectures that stress broad themes (Chopin and Parisian salon culture, aesthetic modernism in fin-de-siècle Vienna, the politics of gender in the early 19th century).
www.macalester.edu /music/courses/musi343/index.html   (921 words)

 Furious Artisans
Jonathan Dawe has emerged as one of the most exciting and communicative composers of the 21st century.
His music, described as “skillful”, “sparkling”, and “smart,” embodies a striking mix of modernist nuance and baroque imagery; spanning grand orchestral forces to delicate chamber music combinations.
To be notified of availability of new releases please subscribe to our mailing list by clicking here.
www.furiousartisans.com   (151 words)

 Early Twentieth-Century Russian Drama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
From the list of names above, it should be clear that it is precisely theater that is of issue here, not merely drama.
In the first decades of the 20th century, Russian writers, painters, composers all strove to erase the bounds separating what had traditionally been seen as discrete artistic areas.
Thus, the novelist and poet Mikhail Kuzmin was an accomplished and recognized composer.
max.mmlc.northwestern.edu /~mdenner/Drama/index.html   (260 words)

 Consorting, Vermont New Music Newsletter
The VMTA Composer of the Year must agree that the premiere of the work will be at the Quad State convention to be held at the University of Southern Maine, Gorham, on October 25, 1997.
The composer is responsible for providing performers and their transportation to the performance.
Vermont composers were consistently featured in the show's first year, with more than 30 interviews, but have been sparse in 1996.
vermontcomposers.com /cons7_4.html   (6028 words)

 International Egg Rolling -- Monday, Jun. 27, 1938 -- Page 1 -- TIME
In the number and quality of great composers, the present is probably as rich as any period in history.
This year's jury: Modernist Composers Darius Milhaud (France) and Alois Haba (Czechoslovakia), Conductors Sir Adrian Cedric Boult (England), Ernest Ansermet (Switzerland), Thomas Jensen (Denmark).
Not even the modernist composers and well-known conductors of the society's international jury know for sure whether they are picking a sunrise or a dodo.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,759885,00.html   (505 words)

 Amazon: Listmania! - View List "Music In The Modernist Mind"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Composed during Messiaen's time as a prisoner of the Holocaust, this work comes as close to any in addressing the emotional underpinnings of the world's largest crime against humanity.
Matrix 5 - Krzysztov Penderecki: Anaklasis / Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima / Fonogrammi / De Natura Sonoris 1 & 2 / Capriccio / Canticum Canticorum Salomonis / The Dream of Jacob by Krzysztof Penderecki
One of a select group of works to cause a riot upon its debut, Antheil's "Ballet Mechanique" is perhaps the quintessential modernist work, too devastatingly honest for the concertgoers of 1926.
www.amazon.com /Music-In-The-Modernist-Mind/lm/R2RAALU5OUC7RN   (968 words)

 Consulate General of Brazil - An Introduction to Modern Poetry in Brazil
The high quality of these poets is matched only by their sheer bad luck in having been confined to a readership, not only in their own tongue, but also in their own country, since they are exceedingly little known even in Portugal, a country whose poetic sensibility has taken paths substantially different from our own.
Needless to say, during the three modernist "moments" we have mentioned, and even afterwards, much poetry was written which bore no resemblance to what we have just described.
Indeed, one of the characteristics of Brazilian poetry of this century is the extent to which the success of individual talents has depended on their adhesion -- dazzled or critical, playful or unwilling -- to a minimal list of Modernist proposals.
www.brazilsf.org /culture_poetry_eng.htm   (2683 words)

 Composers: English
Gustav Mahler is, no question, the greatest composer of our age --- and a composer truly of our age.
When he said it would take 50 years for people to understand his music, he was not wrong --- and they've come to understand it with a vengeance.
There's more than one minimalist on this list (good thing Michael Nyman isn't here) --- and Tavener is a member of the group known as the Holy Minimalists, alongside Arvo Pärt and the other guy I've forgotten for the moment.
www.tlg.uci.edu /~opoudjis/Play/composers.html   (803 words)

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Some composers started seriously to breath when he had to retire from many of his official positions; unfortunately, it was already too late for many of them.
Your criticism of Boulez's composing is plainly clouded by your emotional problems with him as a man. He has written several major works since the 1940s-50s, and that's that.
A lot of composers were there during it's epoch, and not only did their work differ in personal ideas and style, but, as with most artist, their work changed throughout their careers.
www.xmission.com /pub/lists/zorn-list/archive/zorn-list.9805   (19023 words)

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