George Rochberg, (July 5, 1918, Paterson, New Jersey – May 29, 2005, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania) was an American composer of contemporary classical music. Events 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England. Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Bryn Mawr ( brin-mar is a Census-designated place (CDP in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just west of The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance Contemporary classical music can be understood as belonging to a period that started in the mid-1970s with the retreat of modernism.
Rochberg attended the Mannes College of Music, where his teachers included George Szell and Hans Weisse. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> George Szell (ˈsɛl ( June 7, 1897 &ndash July He was the chairman of the music department at the University of Pennsylvania until 1968, and continued to teach there until 1983. The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. His students include Stephen Albert, Maria Bachmann, William Bolcom, Uri Caine, Vincent McDermott, Michael Alec Rose, and Robert Suderberg. Stephen Albert ( 6 February, 1941 - 27 December, 1992) was an American composer William Elden Bolcom (born May 26 1938 is an American Composer and pianist. Uri Caine (born June 8, 1956 in Philadelphia) is an American classical and Jazz pianist and composer (Joseph Vincent McDermott (b Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States, September 5, 1933) is a classically trained American composer
After a period of experimentation with serialism, Rochberg abandoned it after 1963 when his son died, saying that serialism was empty of expressive emotion and was inadequate to express his grief and rage. In Music, serialism is a technique for composition that uses sets to describe musical elements, and allows the manipulation of those  By the seventies he had become controversial for the use of tonal passages in his music. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. His use of tonality first became widely known through the String Quartet No. Tonality is a system of Music in which specific hierarchical pitch relationships are based on a key "center" or tonic. 3 (1972), which includes an entire set of variations that are in the style of late Beethoven. Another movement of the quartet contains passages reminiscent of the music of Gustav Mahler. This use of tonality caused critics to classify him as a neoromantic composer. Tonality is a system of Music in which specific hierarchical pitch relationships are based on a key "center" or tonic. In North American classical music and European classical music, neoromanticism is a style identified by the extended tonality that flourished during the late He compared atonality to abstract art and tonality to concrete art and compared his artistic evolution with Philip Guston's, saying "the tension between concreteness and abstraction" is a fundamental issue for both of them (Rochberg, 1992). Atonality in its broadest sense describes Music that lacks a tonal center, or key. Abstract art uses a Visual language of form color and line to create a composition which exists independently of visual references to the world Tonality is a system of Music in which specific hierarchical pitch relationships are based on a key "center" or tonic. Philip Guston ( June 27, 1913 &ndash June 7, 1980) was a notable painter and Printmaker in the New York School Concrete is a construction material composed of Cement (commonly Portland cement) as well as other cementitious materials such as Fly ash and Slag --> Abstraction is the process or result of generalization by reducing the information
Of the works composed early in his career, the Symphony No. 2 (1955-56) stands out as an accomplished serial composition by an American composer. Rochberg is perhaps best known for his String Quartets Nos. 3-6 (1972-78). Rochberg conceived Nos. 4-6 as a set and named them the "Concord Quartets" after the Concord String Quartet, which premiered and recorded the works. The String Quartet No. 6 includes a set of variations on the Pachelbel Canon in D. Pachelbel's Canon, also known as Canon in D major, or more formally Canon and Gigue in D major for three Violins and Basso Continuo
A few of his works were musical collages of quotations from other composers. A collage (From the coller to glue is a work of formal art primarily in the Visual arts, made from an assemblage of different forms thus creating a new whole "Contra Mortem et Tempus", for example, contains passages from Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, Edgard Varèse and Charles Ives. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Pierre Boulez (pjɛʁ buˈlɛz (b Luciano Berio, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( October 24, 1925 &ndash May 27, 2003) was an Italian Composer. WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse, whose name was also spelled Edgar Varèse Charles Edward Ives (October 20 1874 – May 19 1954 was an American Composer of modernist Classical music.
Symphonies nos. 1, 2, and 5 the Violin Concerto were recorded in 2001-2002 by Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christopher Lyndon-Gee and released on the Naxos label. Naxos Records is a Record label for classical music Compact discs and DVDs Founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, a
Rochberg's collected essays were published by the University of Michigan Press in 1984 as The Aesthetics of Survival. A revised and expanded edition (Rochberg, 2005), published shortly before his death, was awarded an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award in 2006.  Selections from his correspondence with Canadian composer Istvan Anhalt were published in 2007 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Gillmor, 2007). István Anhalt (born April 12, 1919, Budapest) is a Canadian composer  His memoirs, Five Lines, Four Spaces, are scheduled for publication by the University of Illinois Press in 2009.