The Art of Song

The composition of songs is one of the most expressive and sublime tasks a composer can undertake.  Many times the word “song” is used in the most generic sense to mean any piece of music.  When I am writing about “songs” here, I am referring to “art songs”, usually a setting of a literary poem... Continue Reading →

Made In The USA

The fourth of July is Independence Day in America, bringing with it fireworks bursting in air, hamburgers sizzling on the grill and a celebration of the hard-earned freedoms that this country enjoys.  I plan to offer a series of posts celebrating orchestra music composed by American composers for the entire month of July.  Hopefully, I... Continue Reading →

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