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William Grant Still: The Dean of African American Composers

Monday, February 25, 2019

 

To finish off our Black History Month celebration, we want to honor William Grant Still, the first African American composer to have an opera produced by the New York City Opera, performed on national television, and the first African American to…

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Florence Price: Once Overlooked, Now Rediscovered

Monday, February 18, 2019

This week, in honor of Black History Month, we want to commemorate Florence Price, the first black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra.

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: An Unjustly Neglected Composer

Monday, February 11, 2019

SHAR is beginning week two of our Black History Month celebration by highlighting Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an English composer, violinist, and conductor who, in his regrettably short life, made a great impact on the global music community.

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The Love Life of Giacomo Puccini

Monday, December 08, 2014

Amazon Prime recently released the pilot for a new series based on the book Mozart in the Jungle (watch here for free). So farit's all about the bad behavior of classical musicians in New York (well, along with a charming underdog story). It looks…

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Happy Birthday, Ernő Dohnányi

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ernő Dohnányi was born on July 27, 1877 and died on February 9, 1960. To celebrate his birthday, we're publishing a tell-all blog about this lesser-known conductor and composer who was one of the first to conduct some of Bartok's more accessible…

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What do Shostakovich and Teenagers Have in Common?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Today's guest blog is from one of our favorite guest bloggers. He asks (and answers) the toughest question anyone in classical music has ever faced: How do you get a teenager interested in classical music? The answer: Shostakovich. Why am I asking…

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