Looks different than when you last visited, huh? yeah, well, I had to change my theme so that I could post several pages of content. I’m keeping my eyes open for a better one but for now we’re stuck with this “Light” theme.
I’ve just added some new pages, basic stuff for now, that will eventually grow. I still have far to go in getting this site more functional.
Wow, the upcoming school year is fast approaching. One thing that I will be posting quite frequently is my composition recital for which the set dat is March 21, 2009. I have been mulling over several ideas this summer and have also written a few pieces that are possible entries into said recital. I’ll try and document my work as time permits. This next semester, I’ll be finishing up the writing of my recital (whether I want to or not) and will then begin the laborious process of gathering people to perform my work and rehearsing with them. It will be an exiting year.
I love listening to music. Listening again and again to other composers’ music is what gives me that “next great idea” for my own compositions. In this post I’d like to showcase some of my personal favorites. There are many great recordings out there and my personal tastes will most likely change and mature over time but as of now I would like to share some of what I think are some of the best recordings available today and I’ll limit myself to 10. It could easily rise to 40.
Yes, I listen to a large variety of music but these recordings here are what I come back to and appreciate even more each time for their aesthetic beauty and masterful craftsmanship.
1. (Conducted by Robert Shaw) One word: Incredibly awesome! Anything more would fail to do these two masterpieces justice. Glorious!
2. Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (Composer John Williams) This odd addition of a soundtrack may seem out of place here but in terms of being enjoyable and wonderful music, it is one of the finest in the world of soundtracks. There are some very fine moments all throughout the score, especially in the finale.