Category Archives: Musical Sociology

A Prodigy, Hype, and Anticipation

Jonathan Bellman Friend Eric sends this link about Jay Greenberg, a 16-year-old composer who has a big catalogue already and a CD of the London Symphony Orchestra playing his Fifth Symphony.  My local Borders will call me in a couple … Continue reading

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Essential Musical Personalities

I recall reading once that Mitch Miller (most famous to the general public for the 1960s TV show Sing Along With Mitch, but he has had many other, far more reputable accomplishments) started musical life as an oboist. I have … Continue reading

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