Taken from our “Themes and Variation” companion course on Soundfly, this lesson uses Saint-Saëns’ to explore how stories get told musically.
Tag: 20th century composer
My journey to discover more women composers led me to create a database of scores written by women from the last 150 years. Here’s how.
Stravinsky’s music and the music of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane have been compared to Cubism, is jazz the connector? We trace the influences.
Composers throughout history have created great masterworks of art during times of hardship, here’s an examination of three such pieces.
Today we’re taking an introductory look at one of the 20th century’s most daring avant-garde composers and his music, Christian Wolff.
We look at Ligeti’s famous composition in order to decide how much, or how little, the use of music’s foundational parameters really matter in composing.
This list profiles the most influential composers of the current century. But these artists are linked by more than just their accolades. Read on!
A quick historical deep dive on the journey of the saxophone from French military pride to jazz band spotlight, but never the symphonic orchestra.
You may know the theremin as the sci-fi sound of aliens and robots, but it’s been used by composers all over the world in concert music too. Let’s explore!
In this edition of “Talking Points,” influencial composer Igor Stravinsky shares his thoughts on composition, creativity, craftsmanship, and other topics.