Category: Music

The creation of Sara Levy’s World

The creation of Sara Levy’s World

Dear Nancy, I’m writing a letter in the way that a woman of the late-eighteenth or early-nineteenth century might have written to her friend—to share ideas, emotions, thoughts, aspirations—assuming that… READ MORE

Eastman/Rochester Studies in Ethnomusicology series

Eastman/Rochester Studies in Ethnomusicology series

Eastman/Rochester Studies in Ethnomusicology seriesGuest post by Ellen Koskoff, Series EditorProfessor Emerita, EthnomusicologyUniversity of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music About ten years ago, the University of Rochester Press made an… READ MORE

Courage and Creativity

Courage and Creativity

If you want to know what composers really think about their art, about the act of creating music, you might ask Bálint Varga. Bálint spent more than forty years working… READ MORE

Composers and their Accidental Deaths

Composers and their Accidental Deaths

(Jean-Baptiste Lully who famously died after accidently driving his conductor’s staff into his foot. Image: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) Syphilis, alcohol, a broken heart – the notable lives of history’s musical geniuses… READ MORE