Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Schubert, Adams, Britten, Reich, BRAHMS BRAHMS BRAHMS, Bruckner, Bach, Mozart, Josquin, Handel, Schumann

Guys there’s a whole other world of music out there stretching back hundreds of years don’t just limit yourselves to stuff produced the past twenty or thirty.

Free your minds!

rjtyler:

In 1958, Ulysses Kay was a member of the first delegation of composers sent to the Soviet Union, a part of the U.S. State Department’s Cultural, Educational and Technical Exchange Agreement. The others in his group were Roy Harris, Peter Mennin, and Roger Sessions. In a letter to Kay, President Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote that Kay and his fellow composers “represent us all in bringing assurance to the people you meet that the United States is a friendly nation and one dedicated to the search for world peace and to the promotion of the well-being and security of the community of nations.”The following year, in November, 1959, a delegation of composers from the U.S.S.R. came to the U.S. for a similar visit. Kay welcomed them, and his daughter Virginia, then seven years old, presented them with a bouquet of flowers. The moment was captured by this photograph. The group, shown here with Virginia Kay are, from left to right, composers Dmitri Kabalevsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Tikhon Khrennikov, Fikret Amirov, Konstantin Dankevich, and the musicologist and critic Boris Yarustovsky.Credit: Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions

rjtyler:

In 1958, Ulysses Kay was a member of the first delegation of composers sent to the Soviet Union, a part of the U.S. State Department’s Cultural, Educational and Technical Exchange Agreement. The others in his group were Roy Harris, Peter Mennin, and Roger Sessions. In a letter to Kay, President Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote that Kay and his fellow composers “represent us all in bringing assurance to the people you meet that the United States is a friendly nation and one dedicated to the search for world peace and to the promotion of the well-being and security of the community of nations.”

The following year, in November, 1959, a delegation of composers from the U.S.S.R. came to the U.S. for a similar visit. Kay welcomed them, and his daughter Virginia, then seven years old, presented them with a bouquet of flowers. The moment was captured by this photograph. The group, shown here with Virginia Kay are, from left to right, composers Dmitri Kabalevsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Tikhon Khrennikov, Fikret Amirov, Konstantin Dankevich, and the musicologist and critic Boris Yarustovsky.

Credit: Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions

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nprfreshair:

The legendary German conductor Otto Klemperer was one of the most profound musicians of the 20th Century. In the 1960s, nearing the end of his career, he overcame many physical handicaps to create an astonishing body of recorded classical music. EMI has just reissued a broad spectrum of his recordings, including a boxed set of one of the composers he’s most associated with: Gustav Mahler. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz has a review.

nprfreshair:

The legendary German conductor Otto Klemperer was one of the most profound musicians of the 20th Century. In the 1960s, nearing the end of his career, he overcame many physical handicaps to create an astonishing body of recorded classical music. EMI has just reissued a broad spectrum of his recordings, including a boxed set of one of the composers he’s most associated with: Gustav Mahler. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz has a review.

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