Concert will salute American composer

...tribute to the 100th birthday of American composer Aaron Copland, he will be honoring a...on the street the name of an American composer, they would have probably said Copland...piece, but it is fun." Copland was a composer comfortable working within the American...

The composer and director behind the new 'Nine'

...One is an owlish imp, a professorial composer who is never at a loss for words. But...Nine' would have a text," said the composer, speaking not only of his score but...interrupt the flow of the central story. The composer readily agreed. "The minute David said...

Charleston's Spoleto Festival celebrates birthday of composer Philip Glass

...performances is an opera by American composer Philip Glass to commemorate his 75th...General Director Nigel Redden, who met the composer 40 years ago. "It's the American...played."This festival was founded by a composer and we feel increasingly it's desirable...

Movie composer enjoyed challenge of remix album

Film composer Anthony Marinelli (2 Days in the Valley...had a cohesive album concept," the composer said. "My job was to put that together...changing things, but adapting them," the composer said. "The melody had to be there...

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Elmer Bernstein, Oscar-winning composer, dead at 82

LOS ANGELES -- Film composer Elmer Bernstein, who created a brawny...he was no relation to the legendary composer Leonard Bernstein. "That's a common...Madame Butterfly'?" The young composer accepted the challenge, earning the...

Composer reaches for 'Crunch' in new 'Red Violin Concerto'

NEW YORK -- In the 1800s, composer Hector Berlioz asked string players to tap the wood of their bows...plucking another string with the left pinky. What's a 21st century composer to do? John Corigliano uses "the crunch," "extreme flautando...

Grammy-winning composer Michael Kamen dies at 55 in London

...Michael Kamen, the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer who fused hard-rock riffs with classical styling in albums...trained and studied oboe at New York's Julliard School, the composer's distinctive long, curly hair and beard made him look more...

'Lord of the Rings' composer now looks to opera

...YORK - Having written a symphony, Howard Shore - the prolific composer whose music spans from Middle-earth to Howard Hughes' Hollywood...King Kong." Meantime, the 58-year-old Canadian-born composer has been traveling the world, conducting his mammoth "Lord...

Quartet plays homage to Russian composer

...Alexander Glazunov is more obscure. Mr. Glazunov is a Russian composer from the early 20th century, and the St. Petersburg String...won many competition awards for performances of the Russian composer's works. The piece it will perform Wednesday is a perfect...

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Pioneering jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck dies

HARTFORD, Conn. - Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as Take Five caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging...