Month: November 2015

Paul Hindemith – Octet (1958)

Paul Hindemith was in the final stages of his creative output when he composed the Octet in 1957–58. By then, perhaps, he may have become embittered that the vanguard of contemporary music seemed to have spurned him after embracing him as “The Future” immediately following World War Two. He had done his stint at Yale […]

Ted Hearne – 23 (2005)

Ted Hearne is one of a dynamic group of young composers born since about 1980 whose music defies categorization. Having fully internalized the synthesis of popular music and intellectualism that started in the sixties with pieces like Terry Riley’s “In C,” they are tearing down the boundaries that divide pop, jazz, and avant-garde so freely […]