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Composers Datebook™ is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present. Each program notes significant or intriguing musical events involving composers of the past and present, with appropriate and accessible music related to each.
 
This classical music podcast explores the history and lives of some of western classical music's most famous composers and musicians. Classical music is filled with very colorful personalities and riddled with drama of all kinds, from political intrigue to failed romances and everything in between. Through the course of the show, we will discuss composers and musicians from the distant past all the way to the present, beginning with the greatest, JS Bach. -Please rate, review, and subscribe ...
 
Join hosts Anna Linvill, and Tarik Ghiradella for conversations with contemporary composers about music, life, and what’s happening in the genre defying world of classical music today. The Composer’s Studio is a place where living art is made, a place without boundaries where inspiration can come from anywhere from birdsong to heavy metal, Vivaldi to the hum of a vacuum cleaner. Classical composers today are no longer confined to the concert stage or the cathedral but contribute to film scor ...
 
This show is for the Trailer Music Composer both amateur and professional. I cover a range of topics from mindset to productivity, to creativity and production.From time to time there will be special guests giving their experience of working in the Trailer Music industry and even some aspiring composers sharing their stories from The Trailer Music School.
 
The Great Composers dives deep into the lives behind some of the greatest music ever written. Host Karla Walker and conductor Scott O'Neil look at the world through the eyes of these gifted artists. Learn about obstacles they overcame, and their loves, losses, successes and failures. You'll feel you know Mozart, Rachmaninov and others as friends.
 
Luka Prinčč je glasbenik, oblikovalec zvoka in medijski umetnik.Deluje na področu zvoka in intermedijev kot skladatelj, performer inprogramer. Osredotoč se na izvedbo in kreacijo zvoka/hrupa/glasbe,avdio-vizualne in elektroakustiče nastope ali intermedijskeposege v fiziči in mentalno-emocionalni prostor. Prepletenapodroča delovanja vključjejo Pure Data delavnice, programiranjeinteraktivnih instalacij, generativni video in montaž,a/v sodelovanja, prosto izdajanje glasbe na spletnih založah,'s ...
 
Random Logic alias Gregor Zemljic & Miha Klemencic are the longest established artists of the Slovene electronic music scene. They have also written music for major and alternative theatre, ballet and experimental art performances (they are collaborating extensively with the artist Marko Peljhan on his multimedia projects) and also for films. In the year 2000 they were awarded the Studio City Boomerang Award (alternative Slovenian music awards) for the best live techno act in Slovenia and re ...
 
Borut Krzisnik is a Slovenian composer of contemporary music, based in Ljubljana. He was born in Zagreb in 1961. Born into a family of diplomats, he moved frequently during his childhood, both within former Yugoslavia and abroad, before finally settling in Ljubljana. Living among different nationalities and experiencing different mentalities helped form his understanding of diversity, something which certainly contributed to his broad approach to music. He played piano as a child, eventually ...
 
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Synopsis On today’s date in 1901, the English composer Edward Elgar conducted the first performance of his cheery, upbeat, and slightly rowdy “Cockaigne” Overture, a commission from the Royal Philharmonic Society dedicated to his many friends in British Orchestras. Now “Cockaigne” does NOT refer to the schedule 2 narcotic, but rather to an old nick…
 
In this episode I give you a bit of a mixed bag of nuts. I cover: New formats for The Trailer Music Composer’s Podcast; The Banter show with Ciaran Birch and Cody Still, monthly group calls with the Trailer Music School Community where I answer their questions and give them feedback on tracks. Espen Haagensli joins the TMS team officially. Espen, a…
 
Ep. 43 – It is Good Friday, April 10, 1868 in Bremen and Brahms has just finished giving the premiere of his German Requiem. It is a complete triumph but one not celebrated with wild applause, the work is too grave for that. Instead, attendees of the premiere listened with glad hearts and in reverence, awe really of the work’s creator. Thus, Johann…
 
It's very mysterious how it works, this pre-verbal language that we all recognize and comprehend. It's not simplistic or concrete yet somehow it channels and resonates its way through our minds and into our souls. It's understood without awareness. Often, Worthington doesn't know the meaning behind a composition until she's finished it. This is how…
 
Synopsis It was on today’s date in 1926, an avant-garde musical piece entitled “Ballet Mechanique,” scored for multiple pianos and percussion, had its PUBLIC premiere at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. Its composer was a 25-year old American named George Antheil. But Antheil’s piece had its PRIVATE premiere earlier that year at the palatia…
 
Synopsis On today's date in 1985, a brand-new piece of music had its premiere in a brand-new concert hall in Minnesota. The American composer Paul Fetler wrote his jaunty "Capriccio" to celebrate both the first concert of the 7th season of conductor Jay Fishman's Minneapolis Chamber Symphony and the new Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul, which had j…
 
Synopsis As Leipzig’s chief provider of both sacred and secular music Johann Sebastian Bach probably gave a huge sigh of relief on today’s date in 1733. The death of the Imperial Elector Friedrich Augustus the First of Saxony earlier that year had resulted in a four-month period of official mourning, which meant NO elaborate sacred music at Bach’s …
 
Synopsis Today we celebrate Francis Johnson, born in Martinque in the West Indies on today’s date in 1792. He emigrated to Philadelphia in 1809 at the age of 17. Even as a teen, Johnson was a master of the violin and the keyed bugle, an early precursor of the trumpet. By his 20s, he was already a popular bandleader around Philadelphia. Johnson expe…
 
Synopsis “Listening to inner voices” is a phrase that can mean a lot of things. For musicians who play the viola, PROVIDING those inner voices, musically speaking, is their daily bread and butter. In the modern orchestra, the viola provides the alto voice in the string choir, filling in harmonies and musical lines between the violins on top, and th…
 
Synopsis Bernstein, Blitzstein and Brecht . . . It sounds a little like a law firm, doesn’t it? But today we celebrate the anniversary of an important MUSICAL partnership involving those three gentlemen. Marc Blitzstein and Leonard Bernstein were two American composers who shared a passion for musical theater. Bertolt Brecht was a German poet and p…
 
Synopsis On this date in 1908 Thomas Greene Wiggins died in Hoboken, New Jersey at the age of 59. Known as Blind Tom Wiggins he was one of the most celebrated – and cruelly exploited – black concert performers of the 19th century. Born a slave in Georgia in 1849, Tom and his parents were offered for sale in an ad reading: “Price: $1,500 without Tom…
 
Synopsis There’s a long list of composers ranging from Vivaldi to Messiaen who have incorporated bird song into their musical works. Today we make note of one of them. On this date in 1893 the great Czech composer Antonin Dvořák was vacationing with his family in Spillville, Iowa, spending the hot summer months with a small Czech community who had …
 
Synopsis On this date in 1970, the New York Philharmonic, led by Andre Kostelanetz, introduced the world’s largest vocal soloists in the premiere performance of “And God Created Great Whales,” by American composer Alan Hovhaness. The New York Times review found the music accompanying the recorded songs of whales “fairly inconsequential,” but pleasa…
 
Synopsis Wynton Marsalis says it all began with a dare in the 1990s from the late German conductor Kurt Masur, then the music director of the New York Philharmonic. “He came to a concert of mine,” said Marsalis, “when I was like 28 or 29, and said he wanted me to write for the New York Philharmonic. I started laughing like, man, I have never even w…
 
Synopsis The name Charles A. Lindbergh will forever be associated with two dramatic events: the first, Lindbergh’s historic nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic in the airplane named “The Spirit of St. Louis”; the second, the kidnapping and murder of Lindbergh’s infant son. On today’s date in the year 2002, marking the centennial of Lindbergh’s …
 
Hey guys! In this very first episode of The Trailer Music Banter Show Ciaran Birch, Cody Still and I discuss our new plugins and some great uses for them.We touch on forging your own signature sound, as well as a percussion masterclass from Cody. Hope you enjoy this and the exciting continuation will release next month.Cheers!Links to stuff discuss…
 
Synopsis The American composer Elliott Carter lived to be 103, completing more than 40 works between ages 90 and 100, and some 20 more AFTER he turned 100 in the year 2008. On today’s date in 2012, a new chamber work by Carter with an odd title was premiered at a concert in the New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! Series. The work was titled “Two Contr…
 
Synopsis It was on today’s date in 1922 that the 49-year-old English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams conducted the American premiere of his Third, or “Pastoral” Symphony at the Litchfield County music festival in Norfolk, Connecticut. It was his first trip to the U.S. and he reacted to American landscapes and customs with both wonderment and amusem…
 
Synopsis On today’s date in 1885, George Bernard Shaw had these thoughts after a performance of Mozart’s opera, “Don Giovanni”: “A century after Shakespeare’s death it was fashionable to ridicule the pretensions of the author of ‘Hamlet’ to intellectual seriousness and to apologize for his childishness. At present, a century after Mozart’s death, w…
 
Synopsis In the 19th century, a young Boston-born American composer and pianist named William Mason made a point of tracking down and visiting the most famous European composers of his day, including a politically controversial German named Richard Wagner, who was then living in exile in Zurich. The meeting took place on today’s date in 1852, when …
 
Synopsis In the summer of 1853 Johannes Brahms had just turned twenty and was touring as the piano accompanist of the Hungarian violinist Ede Reményi. On today’s date, they arrived in Gottingen, where they were hosted by Arnold Wehner, the Music Director of that city’s University. Wehner kept a guest book for visitors, and over time accumulated sig…
 
Synopsis Long before Beyoncé, there was Josephine Baker. Born Freda Josephine McDonald on today’s date in 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 15 she talked her way into the chorus line at a local vaudeville theater, and from there headed first to New York at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, and then on Paris and the Folies Bergère. where as a …
 
Synopsis Today we remember two famous French composers, both organists, who came to dramatic ends in the month of June. On June 2nd, 1937, while playing his 1,750th recital at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, Louis Vierne suffered a sudden and fatal stroke, dying in the organ loft in the presence of one of his most promising pupils, Maurice Du…
 
Synopsis In 1891, the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak was earning about $3000 a year teaching at the National Conservatory of Prague. Mrs. Jeannette Thurber, the wealthy founder of a National Conservatory of New York offered Dvorak FIVE TIMES his Prague salary to come to America, where his teaching load would be significantly less. Even so, Dvorak wa…
 
Synopsis A talented performer sacrifices everything, including his integrity, his happiness, his friends and even his lover to climb to the top, only to realize (too late!) what he has sacrificed along the way... Yes, thanks to countless Hollywood “show-biz” films, the basic outline is familiar, and, whether based on fact or fiction, has resulted i…
 
Synopsis On today’s date in 1899, the English composer Frederick Delius mounted at his own expense an all-Delius concert in London, performed by a hand-picked orchestra and well-rehearsed chorus. Although born and raised in England, Delius had been living as an expat in Europe, so this concert would be the first opportunity for British audiences to…
 
Synopsis In all, the American composer Henry Cowell composed 20 symphonies, and left sketches for a 21st. On today’s date in 1954, the Louisville Orchestra gave the premiere of Cowell’s 11th Symphony, subtitled “The Seven Rituals of Music.” “There are seven rituals of music in the life of man from birth to death,” so Cowell explained in program not…
 
Synopsis If you wanted to make up a name for a patriotic conductor, bandmaster, impresario, and music publisher from the era of the American Revolution, you probably couldn’t top the name “Josiah Flagg.” Believe it or not, a real-life Colonial-Era musician named Josiah Flagg was born on today’s date in 1737, in Woburn, Massachusetts. He was a busin…
 
Synopsis Many baby boomers confess their introduction to classical music was via classic Warner Brothers Loony Tunes cartoons featuring the likes of Bugs Bunny. OK, in those cartoons, classical music was parodied, but it was done with great wit and affection–and the tunes in those ‘toons stuck in your memory. Well, on today’s date in 2020, a fresh,…
 
Synopsis The British poet Rudyard Kipling wrote: ‘Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.’ But on today’s date in 1963, East DID meet West at the premiere performance of a musical work by the American composer Lou Harrison, titled “Pacifika Rondo Written for an Orchestra of Western and Oriental Instruments" at the East-W…
 
Synopsis In 1967, the Beatles released a song about “a girl with kaleidoscope eyes,” but on today’s date in 1870, it was “a girl with enamel eyes” that was the subject of a ballet that debuted on today’s date at the Paris Opéra. The ballet’s full title was “Coppelia, or the Girl with Enamel Eyes,” and its story-line was based on a fantastic tale by…
 
Synopsis The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is held every four years in Fort Worth, Texas, and for each competition, a new test piece for solo piano is commissioned that each contestant is required to interpret. The 1985 test piece, “Fantasia on an Ostinato” by American composer John Corigliano, was first performed on today’s date. It …
 
Synopsis In 1805, a 56-year-old Italian man of letters immigrated to America. Now, there wasn’t much call for Italian men of letters in America in those days, so over the next twenty years, in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, he was, by turns, a grocer, distiller, seller of patent medicines, and owner of a dry goods shop. Eventually he was o…
 
Synopsis The Cincinnati May Festival one of America’s oldest music festivals, with roots going back to the 1840s, and a formal launch dating from the 1870s. Over the course of its history, the Festival has performed great choral works of both European and American composers and commissioned and premiered many brand-new works. On today’s date in 199…
 
Shanan Estreicher is a man of many accomplishments, and he has done so, not for himself but for others. There is a Hebrew phrase "Torah Lishmah." Loosely translated, it means - a raging thirst for knowledge. But, in Shanan's case the gift he offers is not about the knowledge he's learned but rather the knowledge he shares. With a heart of a teacher…
 
From legendary educator at the Juilliard School to Professor of Composition and Music Theory at Vanderbilt University, Composer Samuel Zyman is one of the leading Mexican composers on the international scene today. Known for his use of vigorous rhythmic energy and expressive lyricism, Dr. Zyman infuses the many styles that define his heritage.…
 
Ep 42(b) - It is early 1865. Brahms's mother has just passed away. Filled with emotion he grudgingly moves from winter to spring, entering a long period of deep and private mourning during which he would retreat into himself for a time in order to gather his thoughts and energies, and orient them toward a grand act of artistic creation in which he …
 
Hey guys! In this episode I share how I made, and succeded in my five year plan through manifesting. Now you don't have to believe in that stuff, it is a great exercise either way. I also talk a bit about my book "Live Your Ideal Life" Hope this inspires you to write your own AMAZING five year plan! For more trailer music stuff: thetrailermusicscho…
 
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