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Music is Hard 48: Repeat Performances

This week:
All too often, composers spend months (years?) writing a new work, performers spend months (years?) preparing them, all for only one performance? Why do we have this problem? What can we do to help new works receive subsequent performances?

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Music is Hard 37: Premieres

This week:
Just last week, Tim premiered a new work by Dave. How do composers and performers see the process of premiering a work differently? How is giving the first performance of a new work different from performing other works?

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Music is Hard 32: Tweaking

This week:
Making music is a long process. How do you know when you’re finished? How do you get from “almost there” to “Eureka! I’ve got it!”? Are there some problems that run too deep to tweak away?

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