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Cecilia McDowall: On Choosing to be a Composer

Cecilia McDowall: On Choosing to be a Composer

I always enjoyed creating writing pieces when I was very young and improvised I loved improvising much to the despair of my mother who always thought I should be doing something useful like actually practicing and I came it was after university after music college and after my children had reached teenage years that I

Art History: A Very Short Introduction | Dana Arnold

Art History: A Very Short Introduction | Dana Arnold

The first one is a very obvious question. What is art history? What is it? Is it history of art? Dowe tell histories of paintings? Or is it that art itself has a history that'sdifferent from historical figures and periods and so on so that's the firstthing I think you need to think about. The

Understanding atonality and 20th century composers

Understanding atonality and 20th century composers

I remember years ago trying to teachsome Stockhausen, and trying to explain why he felt compelled torange widely all over the keyboard. Students and everybody else are saying,"Well, anybody can do that, it's just random notes." So I said, "Well, whatis this?" And then I played [plays notes on the piano]. Eventually, one student put