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Serenade | A Minute with Miles
Serenade | A Minute with Miles

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Serenade is one of those musical terms that has meant many different things at many different times. The term itself comes from the Italian sereno, which is from the Latin serenus, which means “serene...
Francis Poulenc | A Minute with Miles
Francis Poulenc | A Minute with Miles

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Francis Poulenc didn’t have to depend on composition for his living—he was the heir to the fortune of the Rhône-Poulenc pharmaceutical company—but he nonetheless turned out an enormous body of work in...
Chamber Music Rehearsals | A Minute with Miles
Chamber Music Rehearsals | A Minute with Miles

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Chamber music rehearsals are very different from orchestra rehearsals. In an orchestra rehearsal, it’s the conductor’s job to make the overall musical decisions and to ensure that the members of the...
Seymour Barab | A Minute with Miles
Seymour Barab | A Minute with Miles

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The American composer Seymour Barab started out as a pianist and organist, but as a teenager he took up the cello, and as a cellist he became a highly successful orchestra musician, founder of...
Max Bruch | A Minute with Miles
Max Bruch | A Minute with Miles

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Some great composers have been pioneers and musical radicals, and some have been fundamentally conservative. Max Bruch was a conservative to his bones, and it served him well. He established his...
Atonality vs Dissonance | A Minute with Miles
Atonality vs Dissonance | A Minute with Miles

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Atonality and dissonance are often linked in listeners’ minds, but they’re not the same thing. Dissonance, from the Latin words for “sounding” and “apart,” is the simultaneous sounding of two or more...