Composer’s Notebook

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 […]

Photograph of the Southeastern US at night, January 29, 2012, taken by the Expedition 30 crew of the International Space Station. Atlanta is the very bight area just right of center. (courtesy of NASA)

Create Locally, Market Globally

Mark Gresham | 20 SEP 2019 I am a creative professional and Atlanta native. At 63 years of age, I have seen a lot of changes in both the city’s arts community and its business community over in the […]

Photo of Hurricane Dorian take by the GOES 16 satellite on Monday at 12:40pm ET. (source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA))

Composer’s Notebook: Improvising in Dorian mode

Mark Gresham | 04 SEP 2019 @ 10:30am ET After slamming through the Bahamas then stalling, Hurrican Dorian, which peaked as a Category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson, has reduced in power to Category 2 while growing larger in […]

Graphic : Laura Douglas for Tannery/Young, courtesy of Creative Loafing.

Fall Arts Preview 2019: Classical Music [CL]

Creative Loafing touts Atlanta’s symphonic, choral, chamber music and opera in its August 2019 issue. MARK GRESHAM | 3 SEP 2019 Earlier this summer, Atlanta’s hip alternative monthly Creative Loafing–Atlanta invited me to participate in their creation of a […]

Composer, percussionist and contributing writer Olivia Kieffer – the "blue" selfie.

Composer’s Notebook: The Kieffer Chronicles

A quartet of articles by Olivia Kieffer gets published on NewMusicBox. Mark Gresham | 13 AUG 2019 Composer, percussionist and EarRelevant contributing writer Olivia Kieffer recently authored four articles that were published by NewMusicBox over the course of four […]