A look at the struggles faced by four renowned composers before they achieved success in classical music.
ArtsComment remembers the composer and conductor James Horner, who wrote the music to such films as Titanic and Avatar, on what would have been his 65th birthday.
A look at five more exceptional symphonies from America’s long and storied musical history due for reappraisal from classical music audiences.
A few thoughts on the phrase “classical music” and the never-ending debate it has inspired.
Examining the oft-repeated, but seldom considered maxim that classical music is dying.
A look at five examples from America’s vast and surprisingly rich symphonic canon due for reappraisal from classical music audiences.
Taking a closer look at the issue of diversity in Western orchestras and some of its proposed solutions.
ArtsComment remembers the conductor and educator, who collaborated with the musical legends Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, on what would have been his 88th birthday.
The Pulitzer Prize recipient and two-time Grammy Award-winning composer discusses her recent work, contemporary favorites, and the upcoming premiere of her Tuba Concerto.
The composer Charlotte Bray is one of the fastest-rising classical music stars in the United Kingdom. Here she talks admired contemporaries, the economy of new commissions, and some favorites among her work.