Wednesday, January 09, 2013

An Aggregation Of Composers At Juilliard In The 1950s

Seated: Douglas Moore and Roger Sessions. Standing: Aaron Copland, Elliott Carter, Wallingford Riegger, William Schuman and Walter Piston.

It is a crime that Sessions’s music has disappeared. His “When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom’d” should be as ubiquitous as Orff’s “Carmina Burana”. His “Montezuma” should be staged as often as Berg’s “Wozzeck”. His symphonies should be mainstays of the American orchestral repertory and his “Concerto For Orchestra” played annually.

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