August 1, birthday of Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964) is an American composer, professor, and has also been the conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

To The Sailors


July 31, birthday of Suzanne Giraud

Suzanne Giraud (born 31 July 1958) is a French music educator and composer of contemporary music. (Wikipedia)

QUATRE FLUIDES for Clarinet & String orchestra


July 30, birthday of Julia Tsenova

Julia Tsenova (1948-2010) is the first Bulgarian composer I’ve come across.  I’m excited to have found her as the harmonies of Bulgarian shout-singing caught my attention some 30 years ago.

Swan Song


July 29, birthday of Dorothy Parke

Dorothy Parke (29 July 1904 – 5 February 1990) was a composer from Northern Ireland, who wrote a number of popular songs of her day for children.  Could only find this one on youtube.

To The Sailors


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