In With the New | Glen Roven

February 2, 2015 3:46 PM

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Leonard Bernstein said, "The nineteenth century dies hard." By that he meant his American concert-going audience would rather hear the lush, romantic music of over a hundred years ago --Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Verdi -- than the angular, anguished music of the twentieth --Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Shostakovich.

Personally I love 20th century music, especially Britten, Bartók, and Ives, but when it comes to the classical contemporary concert music of this very moment, what composers have written from 2000 to today, I admit to a gaping hole in my knowledge (although I do know and love the contemporary opera ...

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