September 23, 2016

Black Sounds for Small Orchestra

George Rochberg

Born: July 5, 1918, Paterson, New Jersey

Died: May 29, 2005, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Instrumentation: Small Wind Orchestra

Composed: 1965

Duration: 14 minutes

Rochberg, on Black Sounds:

In 1964, I wrote a large wind ensemble work entitled Apocalyptica – from this work I drew the material for a 17-player wind piece called Black Sounds. This new w...

May 15, 2011

Given our recent concert with Pulcinella, today's Composers Datebook seemed appropriate.

Audio for Composers Datebook 5/15/2011

Stravinsky and Rochberg start trends

Today we celebrate two premieres and one three-letter prefix: "neo," meaning "new."

On today's date in 1920, Igor Stravinsky's ballet "Pulcinella" was produced for the first time in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Stravins...

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