The Many Colors of Sofia Gubaidulina Sofia Gubaidulina (pronounced so-FEE-uh goo-bye-DOO-lee-nuh) is a contemporary Russian composer who creates a world of swirling colors that excites our imaginations and inspires our creativity. This magical world of shimmering sound is full of
Samuel Barber, American Composer (1910 – 1981) Samuel Barber didn’t concern himself with the various arguments of American music: tonal vs. atonal, Stravinsky vs. Schoenberg, old-guard vs. modern. He didn’t belong to any particular camp or school. He just wrote
Messiaen’s Huit Préludes Messiaen’s Eight Preludes are wonderful studies in sound and color. These notes from Prof. Michal Bristiger are invaluable windows into studying the Preludes. The Huit Préludes are among Messiaen’s early works. He was only twenty years old
Faber Piano Adventures – Level 1 This series of books works very well for the young beginner. The Lesson and Performance books are particularly helpful. Students really enjoy singing along as they play, which is excellent for their ear training.