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Archive for July 11, 2013

A Rousing Symphony?

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse

You might say New York Philharmonic Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse has an issue with his job as a composer, even though he’s one of the most sought-after composers working today. See the video and a glimpse into his process. The New York Philharmonic broadcast features his 3rd Symphony on Thursday starting at 8:00 PM.

Art and Music Month: van den Sigtenhorst Meyer

Suruga Hill

On July 11 at 11:00 AM, hear Six Views of Mount Fuji (after Japanese Prints) by the Dutch composer Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer who lived from 1888-1953. When Japan opened its ports to foreign trade at the end of the 19th century, Japanese art made its way to the West. Japanese woodblock prints became wildly popular in Paris and London; they characteristically appear flat, due to the absence of shading and linear perspective