Posts Tagged 'composers'

Celebrating Women Composers

By Catherine Hua

When people are asked to name a famous composer off the top of their heads, their answers may vary from Bach and Beethoven to Mozart and Schumann. Yet the composers named often have three qualities in common. They are talented, white, and predominantly male.

So where are the women? Why have none been remembered in the way that Bach and Beethoven are glorified? One factor may be that there were fewer women composers to start with.

In the previous centuries, much female musical talent Continue reading ‘Celebrating Women Composers’

Happy Birthday – Igor Stravinsky

By Brendan Lai-Tong

Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky

Today we celebrate Igor Stravinsky, one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. Stravinsky was born on June 17, 1882, in Oranienbaum, Russia. His early years were spent learning piano and music theory. Despite having a natural talent for music at a very young age, his parents wanted him to become a lawyer. As a result, Stravinsky began law school studies in 1901. It was difficult

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