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Wrapping up 30 years, with Brahms

...almost immediately. "It really marked his unassailable arrival on the real-world international stage as one of the great composers of that era," McGilvray said. "The whole idea up until that time was you wrote music to be performed now, and...
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A MAMMOTH UNDERTAKING Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. Grieg (1843-1907) is generally regarded as Norway's greatest composer, and in fact, he sought to promote Norwegian nationalism by creating his own sound. "The role of the orchestra...
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A stop in Juneau

...don't like to put it together in a short period of time." Enesco (1881-1955) is known as one of Romania's greatest composers, though he was also renowned for his skill on viola. "This piece explores certain registers of the instrument...
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Evening at Egan presents 'Mahler, Modernism, and Resurrection'

...considers Mahler's Second Symphony one of his favorites. "Gustav Mahler, in addition to being one of the world's greatest composers, was also one of the world's greatest conductors," he said. "As a conductor, he understood the difficulties...
Symphony offers lighter fare with pops concert

The last show of Juneau Symphony's 2008-2009 season will feature some of the greatest composers from 20th century Broadway and jazz. "An American Romance" will feature songs from George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Preview News: Sitka music festival 6/11/98

...Strauss, Mozart, Brahams and Schubert were working in the Austrian capital. Rosenthal said that many of the great composers made Vienna their homes at some point during their lives, giving festival organizers the latitude to present varied...
Juneau Empire Online Entertainment: Mozart's Requiem 7/17/97

...commissions for compositions and capitalizing on his young son's talents as a performer. Mozart's father was the great composer's tutor and manager, and letters show that the older Mozart continued to be a domineering figure well into his...
Juneau Symphony presents a ghoulish gala

...So it makes a lot of sense to do it." Pickett said Schwantner's music is accessible and enjoyable. "He's a great composer," he said. "He writes really neat music. It's very listenable, really kind of fun." Contact reporter Eric...


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