modern composers

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Gregg Kallor’s Modern-Classical Videos

Modern classical composer and pianist Gregg Kallor discusses the making of his new music video, how he classifies his music and advice for amateur pianists. »

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Friends with Hearing Loss

Dinner with a fellow musician with hearing loss offers Nancy M. Williams communion and validation, while at the same time forcing her to face her fears. »

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Reliving our Own Time with Voices of Light

In an interview about Voices of Light, composer Richard Einhorn explains the story behind each section of the oratorio, interspersed with MP3s to listen to. »

Pulling Bach’s Music into 21st Century

Bach, one of the masters of polyphony, influenced 22-year-old Irish composer Louis Ryan in his composition of fresh, contemporary etudes for the piano. »

Classical Piano Music Infused with Traditional Irish Singing

Young, Dublin-based composer Louis Ryan explains how his modern-day polyphonic études for piano were influenced by traditional Irish folk singing, Sean Nós. »

From Accounting to Adult Piano Lessons to Guiding Light

From Accounting to Adult Piano Lessons to Guiding Light

In this interview, the second in a series, Indusekhar Menon relates how adult piano lessons sparked a significant career change and a foray into composing. »

An Incredibly Deaf Musical Probes Hearing Loss

An Incredibly Deaf Musical Probes Hearing Loss

In this interview, Jay Alan Zimmerman opens up about his experience with hearing loss and how it drove him to create, produce, and perform in a musical. »

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When Your Piano Teacher Is a Composer

Having Seymour Bernstein, the composer of New Pictures at an Exhibition, as a piano teacher got Mark Cannon interested in more modern classical piano music. »

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Broadway’s Beethoven Composes Despite Hearing Loss

Known as Broadway's Beethoven, Jay Alan Zimmerman still composes despite having a profound hearing loss that leaves him deaf to all sounds above middle C. »