#ClassicsaDay #Opus1 Annotated List Week 3

I’m a regular contributor to the #ClassicsaDay Twitter feed. For January 2018, I decided to mark the first month of the new year with firsts. Each post features the first published work of a different composer. Emphasis on the word “published,” In...

99 Words – An Exceptional Tribute to John Tavener

What a beautiful album. And what a fitting tribute to John Tavener and his unique artistic vision. 99 Words presents music that honors the memory of Tavener, interspersed with music by Tavener. It’s a powerful combination. John Tavener’s sublimely...

Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour – Persian Echoes

Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour isn’t the first composer to meld his cultural musical heritage into classical composition. And he does so as convincingly as Dvorak, Bartok, or De Falla (in his own style, of course). Tafreshipour said this of Persian Echoes, his harp...

#ClassicsaDay #Opus1 Annotated List Week 2

I’m a regular contributor to the #ClassicsaDay Twitter feed. For January 2018, I decided to mark the first month of the new year with firsts. Each post features the first published work of a different composer. Emphasis on the word “published,” In...