In S1E1 of Front Row Center, we’ll delve into the mythology and Medea with Classics professor Dr. Grace Ledbetter from Swarthmore College. Psychiatrist Dr. Laure Duval talks about women who commit filicide; Milan-based musicologist Dr. Carlo Lanfossi discusses Cherubini and Médée… or Medea; critic and lecturer David Shengold invokes the specter of Maria Callas on this particular opera.
What do you get when you gather ten composers, all with different musical styles, talents, backgrounds, and areas of expertise? You get ICEBERG. Featured pieces (in alphabetical order by composer last name):Unfolding for strings and live electronics by Drake AndersenCoatlicue barría la escalera del templo (Coatlicue was Sweeping the Temple Steps) by Victor BaézpOwer trIo for […]
Adam Kennaugh believes that genuine communication between the composer and performer(s) is what creates honest and powerful music.
Derek Cooper is a composer with a deep passion for engaging with his audience. To Derek, the relationship between the composer, the ensemble, and the audience is one of the most important aspects of music making.
In this interview with Eric Lagergren, he leaves us with an important message: never take your art too seriously. Perfection is unachievable, especially when you’re desperate to obtain it.
In a world where music has time and time again been given narrative, Stephen Ryan Jackson uses his music to explore the mundane.
Melissa Dunphy is an award-winning and acclaimed composer specializing in vocal, political, and theatrical music. Melissa is a composer who would be amongst the first to tell you that, if you want to be a composer, you need to write what you’re passionate about. After the premiere of her large-scale choral work the Gozales Cantata, her career took off, and she wants to share her vision with the world.
You never fully understand what someone is going through unless you’ve lived it yourself. What makes Puccini’s opera La bohème so powerful is that so many of its creators went through the same hardships that the characters of the opera went through.
This is TCC RADIO 2, a radio show style episode featuring the music of some the music you heard or learned about in past historical episodes on The Composer Chronicles. Today’s episode features music by Berlioz, Gesualdo, and Satie. Music featured in this episode:“Un bal” from Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz | Igor Markevitch, Orchestre […]
Humans have been looking up towards the sky for answers for thousands of years. To this day, humans have held on to the belief that celestial bodies can impact our daily lives, and Gustav Holst saw this as an opportunity for music.