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Gay Guerilla: Julius Eastman Comes to Los Angeles

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This article explores the life and work of Julius Eastman, a gay Black American composer who fused jazz and classical music. It discusses his struggle with identity, his unique compositions, and his posthumous recognition.

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Caroline Shaw: Re-Imagining the Potential of the Human Voice

Caroline Shaw: Re-Imagining the Potential of the Human Voice

Celebrating the Classical California Ultimate Playlist, this article highlights the talents of Caroline Shaw, a NYC-based violinist, singer, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer known for her unique vocal compositions.

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Hidden Gems for a Musical Mother’s Day

Hidden Gems for a Musical Mother’s Day

Explore classical music pieces celebrating mothers, featuring works by Amy Beach, John Ireland, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, Dvořák, and Josef Suk, all inspired by motherhood.

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A Modern Music Playlist to Inspire You

A Modern Music Playlist to Inspire You

Explore Alan Chapman's playlist for the Classical California Ultimate Playlist vote, featuring works from modern composers like Tan Dun, Arvo Pärt, and Jennifer Higdon.

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David Lang Contemplates the National Anthems of Each and Every Country

David Lang Contemplates the National Anthems of Each and Every Country

Composer David Lang explores common themes in global national anthems, revealing a shared sense of insecurity about freedom. His choral work, the national anthems, reflects on peace, war, and patriotism.

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From Learning Major Chords to Grammy Awards

From Learning Major Chords to Grammy Awards

Explore the journey of Jennifer Higdon, a late bloomer in composition who won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and two Grammys. Discover her musical background and acclaimed works.

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