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David Bruce

David Bruce is an British composer of contemporary classical music.  He is an alumnus of the Royal College of Music and he has had many com…

Started by Ingo Lee

1 Feb 25
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David Hirschfelder

When I first saw the film, The Children of Huang Shi, the music drew me in most of all, and I was introduced to David Hirschfelder - a geni…

Started by Tarun Prajapat

0 Feb 17

Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)

I've mentioned him as a major influence on my personal style, so I thought I'd throw his name out there to see whether other people here ar…

Started by Liz Atems

14 Jul 26, 2020
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Hans Zimmer

I was doing some reading recently about Jewish composers from Germany. While I did know most of these composers to have been Jewish, the li…

Started by Saul Gefen

2 Jul 12, 2020
Reply by Saul Gefen

Modern composer Michael Canales

Really love his work The Tyrants, it's an opera set in ancient Rome, based on the life of the emperor Nero and the empress Agrippina.  The…

Started by Jessica Metaneira

3 May 27, 2020
Reply by Gav Brown

Women in Music: Composers

My student Iris Kreiman from Spain, has written a beautiful article about women in music.  It basically lists 10 of the most famous female…

Started by Juan Rezzuto

8 May 26, 2020
Reply by Jerry Gerber

Is anyone else a Zakaria Paliashvili fan?

I'm a big fan of his. I find his music has this curious quality where it all seems as if it were based on the wingbeats of a moth. Zigzaggy…

Started by Jessica Metaneira

4 May 25, 2020
Reply by Jessica Metaneira

Great YouTube Analyses

Hi colleagues,I notice a lot of conversation on this board lately about atonal music and I thought I would share with you something I have…

Started by Gav Brown

13 Apr 8, 2020
Reply by Gav Brown

Joseph Hydan Farewell Symphony

Hydan is an underrated composer unfortunately yet he has composed works that in my opinion surpass many of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Brah…

Started by Saul Gefen

0 Mar 30, 2020

Haydn Piano Sonata in Bb Hob. xvi.2 first movement

My colleague Alvaro Sisti has released this very interesting analysis of Haydn Piano Sonata in Bb.This is the very popular sonata that lots…

Started by Juan Rezzuto

0 Mar 30, 2020


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