My Mission
The discovery and promotion of 20th- and 21st-century classical music that embodies traditional aesthetic values of emotional and spiritual expression, along with clarity of formal structure and coherence.

Recent Writings

MUCZYNSKI Piano Sonatas

MUCZYNSKI Piano Sonatas: Nos. 1-3 ● Zachary Lopes (pn) ● ALBANY TROY1771 (42:44) This is a most welcome recording of Robert Muczynski’s three compelling piano sonatas—the first to appear since Laurel released its two-CD set of the composer’s own performances of his complete solo piano music. I should mention that though the latter recordings were…

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Book: Voices in the Wilderness

Six American Neo-Romantic Composers

Despite the Modernist search for new and innovative aesthetics and rejection of traditional tonality, several twentieth century composers have found their own voice while steadfastly relying on the aesthetics and techniques of Romanticism and 19th century composition principles.

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Book: Voices of Stone and Steel

The Music of William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Mennin

William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Mennin were three of the most significant American composers of the 20th century, yet their music has largely disappeared from view since their respective deaths. In The Music of William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Mennin: Voices of Stone and Steel, Walter Simmons provides a thorough examination of the lives and work of these artists, clarifying their considerable individuality both as composers and as human beings.

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Featured Album: Arnold ROSNER

Requiem, Op. 59

Kelley Hollis, soprano
Feargal Mostyn-Williams, counter-tenor
Thomas Elwin, tenor
Gareth Brynmor John, baritone
London Phiharmonic Orchestra
Nick Palmer, conductor
Crouch End Festival Chorus
David Temple, Chorus Master
Toccata Classics TOCC-0545

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