Episode 4 of Bughouse Square is out! Read the Story

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Easley Blackwood, Leonard Meyer and Ralph Shapey discuss the standards of composition in contemporary music, part 2

BROADCAST: 1965 | DURATION: 00:49:20

Synopsis

In this round table discussion the three gentlemen - all composers, musicians, and educators - discuss with Studs contemporary music and the standards for defining a composition in music. In the second hour they discuss what level of knowledge of music a critic should have in order to form a proper opinion of music. All animatedly offer their opinion to both the pro and the con. A movement of both Blackwood and Shapey compositions is played.