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George Walker, pioneering American composer, dies at 96: Deceptive cadence: NPR

Composer George Walker bows during a performance of his winning piece Pulitzer, Lilac, California in 1996. Luis Sinco / LA Times / Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Luis Sinco / LA Times / Getty Images Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist and educator George Walker has died at the age of 96. Walker’s death was first […]

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The defining moment of famous American composer Leonard Bernstein | At the Smithsonian

Leonard Bernstein, Carnegie Hall, New York by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1960 is exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery on the occasion of Bernstein’s 100th birthday, August 25, 2018. Promised gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos Leonard Bernstein, 25, had spent the morning scrambling to prepare for what he said […]

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Leonard Bernstein: 100 years of a great American composer

Léonard Bernstein in 1955. Leonard Bernstein was a legendary conductor who conducted some of the world’s greatest orchestras. He was a public intellectual who used television in innovative ways to introduce classical music to millions of people. And he was a composer who mixed genres to create provocative and powerful American music. The composer Bernstein […]

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American composer turns iconic Ottawa spider into music

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Washington Monument and now the iconic Ottawa Mom. American composer Rob Kapilow travels the world to transform renowned monuments into musical compilations. This week he tries to answer a rather interesting question: what is the distinctive spider statue in the capital? ring As? “Here is this famous […]