In: Composer

23 OctSir Malcolm Arnold: a border crosser of music


“Hardly any other British composer has contributed more to overcoming the boundaries between “U” and “E” music than Malcolm Arnold. Most…

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02 SepMikis Theodorakis died


The Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has died at the age of 96. For many Greeks, he is considered “The Voice of…

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09 JulHappy Brithday Joseph Kreines!


Joseph Kreines is a respected composer, conductor and educator who has had an illustrious musical career in Florida and elsewhere. Born…

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10 MayAn Act of Resistance: Music for Prague 1968


On 21 August 1968, the so-called Prague Spring was put down with the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the troops of the…

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05 MaySaint-Saëns: child prodigy and cosmopolitan


100 years ago, on 16 December 1921, the French composer Chales-Camille Saint-Saens died in Algiers. At the time, he was considered…

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12 MarLight at the end of the tunnel


Corona has put an end to concert activity. A year without rehearsals, without performances. But experts already see a “light at…

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10 FebAlfred Reed on his 100th birthday


On 25 January, Alfred Reed would have celebrated his 100th birthday. Reason enough to commemorate the composer, arranger, conductor and publisher….

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23 NovAmerican composer and creative writer Michael Boo died.


Michael Boo was a composer, creative writer and church choir director (vocals and hand bells) from Chesterton, Indiana. He received his…

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18 Oct10 October: 30th anniversary of the death of a genius.


The WDR honoured the composer on his memorial day with these words: Composer, conductor, pacifist, entertainer, pianist, pedagogue, author – Leonard…

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07 OctHi John, all the best for the 80s!


I know you wouldn’t have invited me to your 80s party if you were still alive. You don’t even know me….

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