August, 2015

Composers > Inspiration > Aaron Copland: Inspired by Paderewski and Boulanger
by Georg Predota | August 31st, 2015

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In 1915, Aaron Copland (1900-1990) attended a concert featuring the Polish pianist-composer Ignacy Paderewski. Young Copland, as well as countless young hopefuls around the world, was spellbound. He immediately decided to become a composer and enrolled in a number of [...] more >>

Composers > Love > Uncommon Men - Aaron Copland and Victor Kraft
by Georg Predota | August 30th, 2015

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Aaron Copland (1900-1990), widely regarded as one of the most respected American classical composers of the twentieth century, conducted his “personal life with the characteristic modesty, tactfulness, and serenity that marked his professional life as well.” Copland was described as [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Voices of the Curtis Institute I
by Georg Predota | August 29th, 2015

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Founded on 13 October 1924, the Curtis Institute of Music has since become one of the leading classical music conservatories. It educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. And that, [...] more >>

My music > JABERI, A.: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 / Ballades Nos. 1-3 (The Báb) (Jaberi)
August 29th, 2015

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Ballade No. 1, “The Herold” From JABERI, A.: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 / Ballades Nos. 1-3 (The Báb) (Jaberi) (2015) Released by Grand Piano Jaberi: Ballade No. 1, “The Herold”Iranian composer Afshin Jaberi’s powerful music combines 19th-century western piano traditions [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Claude Debussy: - Sonata for Cello and Piano - in D minor (1915)
by Georg Predota | August 28th, 2015

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Demoralized by the carnage of World War I and fighting his own battle against cancer, Claude Debussy (1862-1918) writes, “Try as I may, I can’t regard the sadness of my existence with caustic detachment. Sometimes my days are dark, dull, [...] more >>