edward-elgar

Edward Elgar: An Outsider Triumphs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvgl_2JRIUs Things sometimes work out in a strange way. Sir Edward Elgar -- composer of the graduation standard "Pomp and Circumstance" -- is celebrated as the most English...
Georges_bizet

Georges Bizet and “Carmen”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQI5LtRtrb0 French composer Georges Bizet hit an unfortunate daily double: He died young and his career epitomizes the artist whose work is unappreciated until he is...
Philip_Glass

Philip Glass Does the Minimum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JthxVHkRT9Y Philip Glass is a leading member of the minimalist school of music. Wikipedia defines minimalism as having “a steady pulse” with consonant harmonies and...
bernard_herrmann

Hooray For Bernard Herrmann

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYPu4zWLWzs It's amazing how many great movies featured music composed by Bernard Herrmann. Here are some highlights: Citizen Kane; The Devil and Daniel Webster; The...