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Stravinsky’s Road to Minimalism

The Road to Minimalism in Music

The Genius or Madness of Alexander Scriabin

Alexander Scriabin Ever hear of Alexander Scriabin? Don’t have a clue? Despite the fact many critics consider Alexander Scriabin, a Russian composer and pianist, to be one of the most innovative and most controversial of early modern composers, it’s not surprising. “It is doubtful whether more than a tiny percentage of his audience, then or… Read More ›

Do Orchestras Need Conductors?

Are Conductors a Necessary Evil? If the conductor disappeared from Center Stage would the musicians be able to manage on their own? Does he (or she) contribute something extra to a performance or just act as a combination of timekeeper and showman? There is general agreement that the conductor’s job is to provide the most… Read More ›

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