Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The idea of "sequels" in classical music


David Allen has written a controversial column in the New York Times about classical compositions today, “Got a Classic Piece: Here Comes the Sequel”

It sounds like an idea from the movies, but it really isn’t always.  Sometimes it’s a companion piece that might well be programmed with an original piece, and that gets commissioned by an orchestra, chamber group, or even soloist, or some combination.  Usually these pieces are not conceptual rewrites or “recompositions” of the base work

I had a public premier of one of my miniature pieces recently, writeup here.  There is a quote of sorts of a familiar hymn.  There will be more of these.

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