Composer’s Notebook

Karl Henning plays his extended solo clarinet piece, "Thpreau in Concord Jail." (image from video still)

An EarRelevant Interlude, #2: Thoreau in Concord Jail

Mark Gresham | 27 MAY 2020 Number 2 in a series of audio and video presentations curated by by EarRelevant’s publisher and principal writer Mark Gresham as part of his “Composer’s Notebook.” Several of our writers are also composers, and […]

Helen Hwaya Kim and clarinetist Ted Gurch performungGenshiin 2017. (source: video still)

An EarRelevant Interlude, #1: Genshi

Mark Gresham | 20 MAY 2020 Number 1 in a series of audio and video presentations curated by by EarRelevant’s publisher and principal writer Mark Gresham as part of his “Composer’s Notebook.” Several of our writers are also composers, […]

Violinist and composer Mark O'Connor. (credit: Deanna Rose)

A message from Mark O’Connor at the outset of this crisis

Mark O’Connor | 20 MAR 2020 Hello everyone. We are devastated just as every other person in America and around the world is, that we are experiencing a global pandemic in COVID-19. At this point the only comparison might […]

l-r: Pianists Rudolf Firkušný, Nikita Magaloff and Arthur Rubinstein in 1960. (source: Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO); credit: Joop van Bilsen; permissions: < a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en" target="_blank">Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Netherlands.)

Remembering Rudolf Firkušný

Giorgio Koukl | 25 OCT 2019 Thus year marks the 25th anniversary of the death of renowned Czech-American pianist Rudolf Firkušný. Born in 1912 in the Moravian town Napajedla, Firkušný began his musical studies with composers Leoš Janáček and […]