Monday, January 14, 2008

Leonard Slatkin Avails Himself Of His Final Semester With The National Symphony To Celebrate Musical Friendship And Three Living Classical Composers

Musical Friendship and More
By Leonard Slatkin


"During the next few weeks the [National Symphony Orchesta] and I will be performing three works by composers who are very close to me. Each [John Corigliano, Christopher Rouse, David Del Tredici] has become a good friend, and all of them are vital voices in today's music. Of the three, it is perhaps the composer represented in this week's concerts that our audience knows best." ...

What a living classical musical culture looks like: John Corigliano lecturing; Christopher Rouse's Soli Deo Gloria-funded world premiere, at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, of his new Requiem; David Del Tredici being interviewed for web-magazine (published by the American Music Center); and composer and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts guest lecturer Jessica Krash photo in the free Washington City Paper.

Photo credits: (c);; the American Music Center, and Washington City Paper. All rights reserved. With thanks.


The January 15, 2008 edition of PBS's late night The Charlie Rose Show will feature interviews with conductor Marin Alsop and music critic Alex Ross.


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