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.
We’ve decided to launch a monthly recommended recording segment in 2011. Each month we’ll feature a rockin’ classical recording selected especially for our Salon97 peeps. So without further ado, our first monthly pick! Oh, so you’ve never heard of Quincy Porter. He was a super awesome American composer and was featured as a Salon97 Composer of the Week over the summer. Check it out! So now that we’re all caught up, let’s get to the
Few people have heard of Quincy Porter or his fabulous compositions. His undeniable underdogness makes him our Composer of the Week. b. February 7, 1897 in New Haven, Connecticut d. November 12, 1966 in Bethany, Connecticut Quincy Porter, who’s compositional style bridged Impressionism with chromaticism to create his own idiom, composed a catalog of music including two symphonies, a cycle of nine string quartets, and numerous other orchestral and chamber works. Among these are the