Archive for April, 2009

Reale Love

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Since I referenced Paul Reale in my previous post, I thought it was worthwhile to write about his music. He conveniently has some on his website ready for downloading. A quick scan of his Catalog of works reveals a man of humor and intelligence. Lately he seems to be in a parody mood with his […]

Reich wins Pulitzer

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Finally! Steve Reich wins a Pulitzer Prize for his Double Sextet. Of course, at age 72, Reich seems the obvious choice. An added benefit is his long-time New York affliations, which have helped composers in the past get Pulitzer notice. The Pulitzers for music are a mixed bag, with many of picks leaning towards either […]

C Plus

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Anyone who knows minimalism knows In C, the Terry Riley masterpiece which started the musical style. And if you’ve read my comments before here and here you will also remember that it’s one of my favorite pieces of minimalism to listen to. What’s great about this piece is that it allows an infinite varieties of […]

Glass Outtakes

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Yes, that is Philip Glass making sand castles. It’s all a part of outtakes from the American Masters show on PBS that will be airing about Glass. Whatever you think of his music (edit: it gets maligned quite often among classical music circles), the man is doing a lot by making the “serious” music world […]