Well, the vote is in—and you’ve selected Sergei Rachmaninoff as the leading tone’s featured composer in the month of July. Join us on Sunday, 8 July for an all-day tribute in which we’ll hear some old favorites as well as a few works most are less likely to have encountered.
There was also enthusiastic support for the wonderful Benjamin Britten—the margin was just a handful of votes, though there were no hanging chads—so we’ll be visiting Britten’s music from time to time throughout the month, starting later today. Bayreuther says you should go check out Moonrise Kingdom—how did I not yet know about a new Wes Anderson film with an Alexandre Desplat/Benjamin Britten soundtrack? Off to the movies it is.
Thanks for your nominations and votes, and thanks for following!
Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more details of the house—the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.