Tag: gateway

Gateway: Reich

At one point music thought it should tell stories; at another, it thought it represented pure emotion.  These days, each composer embraces his or her own unique mix of beliefs regarding music’s expressive and communicative potential.   Steve Reich is a minimalist composer who uses repetitive patterns that evolve slowly in time.  In some it... Read more »

Poll: Classical Music Gateway Drugs

If I remember high school correctly, of my friends who smoked, some moved on to pot, and a few went further.  There’s usually a progression from the soft stuff to the hard stuff.  It’s the same way in Classical music.  Few people jump in at Wagner and get hooked for life; most fall in love... Read more »