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Who is the successor of Schnittke?

Is there anyone who follows the footstep of Alfred Schnittke in composing, like how Schnittke succeeded Shostakovich, as so called?
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(Post)-minimalist compositional techniques

I was wondering if anyone out there knew of any techniques associated with the minimalist tradition. I've been really interested in the philosophical notion of minimalism over the last few months or ...
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What is the name of the classical music in “Anger Management trailer” beginning at minute 1:16. link below [closed]

I'm wondering about this classical music and the composer. ...
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Where do musicians draw their melodies from?

It has been in my head for so long. I am a visual artist, animator, I do motion graphics, 3D artwork and most of my work is done visually. I am puzzled by this question. Visual artists, they draw ...
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Iannis Xenakis' Artistic Aesthetic and Public Perception

Did Iannis Xenakis write any music with intentions beyond absolute music? For example, music paired with other forms of art? For example, Terretektorh (diagram pictured below) illustrates that ...
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As a composer, should I be composing music for an instrument I don't play?

I wanted to know if composing music for a specific instrument demands that you know how to at least play the instrument. I'm sure if you know how the instrument sounds by itself as well as within an ...
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Performing Copyrighted Music [closed]

I see every performing band playing music I can recognized, and which I assume is copyrighted. What are the rules regarding this? Are all these bands in copyright violation? Or can bands just play ...
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New myspace: do you have to be member to view other's profile? [closed]

I recently subscribed to the new myspace in order to have a place where I could share my music (electronic compositions) production. But it seems to me that the ones who are not subscribed cannot see ...
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Who's the composer to this music? [closed]

I came across this fascinating video on Youtube, and I'm wondering who composed the music. My apologies in advance, I'm naive in this area. Any thoughts will be appreciated.
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The Swan of Tuonela: Sibelius, Wagner, and Smetana

I was very much impressed by the clarity of expression and romantic beauty of Jean Sibelius' 1893 The Swan of Tuonela as performed by the Gothenburg Symphony under Neeme Järvi and as featured on ...
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How to distinguish between piano music by Beethoven and Chopin?

What are some musical characteristics that can be analyzed to tell if a piece of music was written by Ludwig van Beethoven or Frédéric Chopin? Both are unmistakably present in the concert repertoire ...
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Is there any way to improve composing?

Beside playing drums I'm toying with software to create music. The problem is when I need to advance further. I may have some good, let's say "riffs" (or pieces, or melodies, or ideas), and I'm pretty ...
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Who was the first composer to notate a trombone smear?

I've been listening to Henry Fillmore's "Trombone Family". It brought me to thinking, how long have trombone smears been around in written sheet music? Was Fillmore, a.k.a. "Father of the Trombone ...