Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Overlooked Pieces

Frank Oteri has begun a great discussion at NewMusicBox on appreciating lesser-known composers:
But beyond Persichetti's own music, which contains many other gems awaiting recording premieres, the whole issue of the neglect of his music raises even bigger questions about how music becomes part of history and how it gets disseminated to audiences. What causes a composer's music to come back into fashion after years of inactivity? What kind of thing can be done to make the listening audience more aware of the music of a lesser-known composer after his or her death? What other mid-century American composers are sorely in need of a revival?

Who would you suggest?

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