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Composers > Love > Love on a cosmic scale - Olivier Messiaen, Claire Delbos and Yvonne Loriod
by Georg Predota | September 21st, 2017

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Olivier Messiaen, Claire Delbos and Yvonne Loriod

Claire Delbos was the daughter of a Sorbonne professor, a member of the prominent new music society “La Spirale,” and an accomplished violinist and composer. Predictably, she studied at the Paris Conservatory and quickly crossed paths with another highly talented [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Works Disliked By Their Own Composers! Part I
by Emily E. Hogstad | September 18th, 2017

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Imagine you spent dozens or hundreds of hours writing a piece of music, but for whatever reason, you’re not satisfied with it. What does it take for you to repress, ignore, or even destroy your own hard work? Here are [...] more >>

In Tune > Society > ZANTA Pianoforti: Play with Design
by Georg Predota | September 16th, 2017

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For over twenty years, Silvano Zanta worked in the laboratories of major piano manufacturers such as Steinway & Sons, Yamaha and Bösendorfer. In 1979 he decided to become independent and founded ZANTA Pianoforti. His small company specialized in the restoration [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > From Stage to Film: The Many Lives of George Gershwin’s Work
by Maureen Buja | September 15th, 2017

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For many people, Vincent Minnelli’s film An American in Paris, presents a number of perfections: the perfect Paris, the perfect music, and the perfect lyrics. Starting with the program music of An American in Paris, the orchestra work, Alan Jay [...] more >>