Michael Daugherty Dreamachine Hits on All Cylinders

In my opinion, Michael Daugherty’s style hits the sweet spot. His music has real substance, working on multiple layers that yield fresh insights with every hearing. He’s also fully integrated the musical vernacular of pop culture. And he writes in a mostly...

#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalShorts Week 2

February is the shortest month of the year. That fact inspired #ClassicsaDay team (of which I’m a member) to make short classical pieces the theme for the month. The challenge is to select stand-alone works, not movements of larger pieces. Participants post...

Hans Gál Cello Music Unabashedly Post-Romantic

The first part of Hans Gál’s story isn’t unusual. Like many talented Jewish musicians in Austria and Germany, his career was derailed by the rise of Nazism. was one of many talented German and Austrian musicians. Gál fled to England, settling in Edinburgh...