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Tag Archives: Steve Jobs
This week on SoundNotion, Mason Bates and Mark Campbell are writing a Steve Jobs opera, a new weapon emerges in the “Happy Birthday to You” copyright battle and the Met steps toward modernity by doing away with blackface and starting a Roku channel.
- Mason Bates and Mark Campbell to do Steve Jobs opera in Santa Fe.
- The Met will no longer use blackface.
- The Met has also started a Roku channel.
- The Happy Birthday battle rages on.
- Top 10 lost American masterpieces according to Leonard Slatkin
- Friend of the show Anthony de Mare’s project Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim for the Piano drops September 25th.
Los Angeles New Music Ensemble music director Christina Giacona joins the panel to discuss the passing of Steve Jobs, the Gramophone Awards (what’s that?), good times in Seattle and Brooklyn, and the perfidy over donor money in the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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- Steve Jobs passes but we’ll be listening to his legacy for while yet.
- The panel breaks down this years’s Gramophone winners (it’s like the Grammys in the US, but for classical music).
- The Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Seattle Symphony come out swinging for the 2011/12 season, both under new music directors.
- The panel ponders curriculum for the well rounded music student.
- We grow weary of discussing these stories, but in Philadelphia, the perfidy (look it up) between orchestra and management reaches a new low.
We continue our discussion of virtuosity, this time examining it from a composer’s point of view. How do composers write music that is challenging but not impossible? Should we deliberately try to write hard music? Can composers be virtuosi (5 Italian grammar points!), or is that distinction only for performers? As last week, our discussion of virtuosity was inspired by an eighth blackbird blog post.