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Obscure or non-standard inspirations for compositions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olmnilnlolm Jul 4, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello all,I don't think a person here could list their influences without including many "given" composers: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart.  Even beyond the "universally inspiring" (for lack of a better…Continue

Composed of Harshness: Dialogue, Function, and Structural Ambiguity in Beethoven's "Tempest" Sonata.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. Sep 11, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I conducted an independent study this year on sonata form: in particular the theories on form proposed by William Caplin in his work "Classical Form" and by James Hepokoski and Warren…Continue

Tags: Classical, Music, Ambiguity, Function, Dialogue

Post-tonal approaches to fugue expositions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Brus May 14, 2012. 3 Replies

Hello all, I had a fugue subject in mind and was looking for some guidence as to how to approach the structure of the exposition of fugues in modern compositions.  I could simply answer at the…Continue

Tags: Counterpoint, Exposition, Fugue

 

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Baroque, Classical, Post-tonal
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Virginia
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Undergraduate student of Music Theory and Piano Performance at Furman University. I love the music of Bach, Barber, Brahms, Gershwin, Mozart, Poulenc, Rzewski, Saariaho, Schoenberg, Strauss, Stravinsky and others.

I try to approach any composer and genre on their own terms as their have been many times that I have "written off" an entire body of work only to be surprised by an example from it at a later date. As a result I tend to appreciate many different types of music, ranging from the most accessible to the most abstract.

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