Easley Blackwood

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Steven on Monday, April 16, 2001 - 05:03 pm:

    Lives in Chicago, may or may not be dead. Was a student of Boulanger and turned out quasi-Stravinsky/Hindemith/atonal-Copland music until about 1980. In the eighties messed around with equal-tempered scales having more than 12 notes, most recently has been writing in pre-1925 idioms -- a symphony that sounds like Sibelius mixed with Szymanowski, a Rachmaninoffian Piano Sonata, and a string quartet like Verdi's are the most notable. Taught for many years at the University of Chicago. Records with the Chicago-based Cedille label.

By John Wiser on Friday, August 24, 2001 - 05:31 pm:

    Blackwood Is Not Dead. Yet. Add an ersatz-Schubertian Sonata for Cello and Piano to your list.
    Records as a pianist.
    Should Cedille be spelled Çedille?
    The firm is owned and operated
    by the son of a supreme court justice.

By Eric Schissel on Monday, December 24, 2001 - 01:31 pm:

    Shouldn't mind if some of those earlier works were
    recorded, though, like the 2nd symphony (available
    on tape at NYPL- I mean commercially recorded...)
    and the 3rd... et


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