It happens to be Oscar season, but we love film scores anytime of year! In this month’s podcast, we discuss a soundtrack designated “the best film score ever” along with its influences.
In honor of Marches Madness, this month’s podcast is a salute to the illustrious life of John Philip Sousa, “The March King.” Lots of trivia, too! What is your favorite John Philip Sousa march? So many to choose from!
Classical music is so much more than Beethoven and Mozart! While their work was and is amazing, there are many talented composers right here in the U.S. (past and present) that you have likely never heard of. In a truly American way, each of the composers featured below had a vastly different approach to what classical music written in the U.S. is and should be. A small survey of an expansive and fascinating world… John
American Composers Month. It happened! But since it largely took place across the social web rather than on this website, here is a rundown of the awesome we blasted across the web for American Composers Month. And what a good month it was. Enjoy! 1. Gotta get things started with Aaron Copland and Rodeo, of Beef Commercial fame! 2. We then continue on to listen to the colonial tunes of none other than Supply Belcher.
Every year at Salon97 we celebrate American composers in the month of July. The whole month! We kicked things off today with a post of all things Aaron Copland. Stop by to listen to a few tunes and grab some trivia! And keep your eye on this space for more great American composers stuff throughout the month.
The Moonlight Sonata is among the most recognized compositions by one of the most recognized composers. Filmmakers know this, so when they decide to use it, it’s not the musical counterpart to the hero getting out of bed (unless there’s a corpse in there with her) or buying a mop (unless it’s to stab a pursuing serial killer). The Moonlight Sonata (given name Piano Sonata No. 14) can’t help but call attention both to itself and