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Composers & Computers

August 10, 2007

The craft of music composition has changed drastically in the last 100 years, and one of the most dramatic changes has been the rise of the computer as a compositional aid. "Personal computers were originally used primarily for musical notation, but as the technology has evolved, their ability to play back music has become more of a concern to the elder composers."
Boston Globe 07/29/07

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Listen also to our podcast series Special Edition "Class of '38" on Naxos Classical Music Spotlight, featuring prominent American composers born in 1938 such as Joan Tower, William Bolcom, Ellen Taafe Zwilich, Charles Wuorinen, John Harbison, and John Corigliano.


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