Gramophone Thursday, March 7, New music of such variety, imagination and originality, there is something here for everyone. And her champions include top-tier soloists, ensembles and orchestras. According to a recent survey of US orchestras, Higdon is one of the most performed living American composers. On the surface, it appears to be a simple formula: Higdon writes music that audiences like to hear and musicians find gratifying to play. But is it really so simple?..
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
The composer and piano virtuoso was a child prodigy who di…. Without hope, Without fear --Nota Bene-- The paintings, drawings, and works of art that appear below are of only the highest quality and deemed to be of exceptional taste. Composed over waltzes, polkas, quadrilles and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. Known in his lifetime as "The Waltz King.
With its burgeoning scene, London is one of the best places in the world to hear contemporary classical music. Let this top 10 — including top tips on concerts — by media composer and author Toby Bricheno show you the way into this world. As with most minimalist music you can tap your foot to it and it has repeating motifs and melodies. His early work Piano Phase has two pianos playing the same short phrase, with one piano very gradually speeding up until eventually it is one note ahead — the effect is utterly mesmeric.