Salon97 Digest, 28 August 2011

The Longest Serving Orchestra Musician? by Norman Lebrecht, Slipped Disc Sixty-four years. WOW, people. For Liszt, experimentation was a form of greatness. by Anthony Tommasini, NY Times Liszt was completely amazing, both as a performer and a composer. But you knew that, right? What did Beethoven hear when he composed music? by Deb Anderson, The Age An interesting interpretation of the meaning behind Beethoven’s life and works. A beginner’s guide to contemporary classical music. by

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Composer of the Week: Bernard Herrmann

b. June 29, 1911 in New York, NY d. December 24, 1975 in Los Angeles, CA Bernard Herrmann began studying composition and conducting at NYU while still in high school. He went on to Juilliard where he remained for two years, however, he found the school to be too conservative. In 1933, Herrmann formed the New Chamber Orchestra, which was comprised of unemployed musicians. He used this group to practice his conducting abilities as well

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