Friday, November 30, 2012

One Composer's Thoughts

I think that I studied with a student of Robert Beaser, a composer named Robert F. Jones, from whom I commissioned a guitar duet in the late 1970s. I believe the cost of the commission was a bottle of Johnny Walker Red Label. In any case, here is an interesting essay by Robert Beaser on the odd vocation of being a composer at this point in history:

I used to play his Mountain Songs for flute and guitar:

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