March, 2014

Composers > Anecdotes > The Supernatural in Music - III. Dies Irae: The Dance of Death
by Maureen Buja | March 30th, 2014

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III. Dies Irae: The Dance of Death

The ‘Dies Irae’ (Day of Wrath) was a poem written to be used in the Requiem Mass of the Roman Catholic Church and comes from a Latin hymn dating from the thirteenth century. As you say the Latin aloud, you [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > I Want to Be in America
by Maureen Buja | March 29th, 2014

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One of the most interesting songs about the United States comes in the voice of embattled immigrants, the Puerto Ricans who inhabit Leonard Bernstein’s 1957 musical West Side Story. The song ‘America,’ in the original Broadway production, contrasts an idealized [...] more >>

Artists > Interviews > In touch with Melody Eötvös
by Stephanie Ip | March 28th, 2014

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Hailed as “the city’s most innovative music experience” by the Financial Times, the Intimacy of Creativity, founded by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng, begins its fourth cycle this April, to bring together internationally acclaimed performers and composers for creative dialogue and [...] more >>