The Life and Legacy of H.T. Burleigh (1866-1949)

The Life and Legacy of H.T. Burleigh (1866-1949)

The Life and Legacy of H.T. Burleigh (1866-1949)   Harry Thacker (H.T.) Burleigh is a name that joins countless others on a list of understudied composers and performers throughout history. Best known for his arrangements of concert spirituals, Burleigh was also...
The Global Reception of Darius Milhaud’s Music, 1922-1933

The Global Reception of Darius Milhaud’s Music, 1922-1933

A French composer best known for his participation in the avant-garde “Groupe des Six” in the early 1920s, Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) struggled to win critical approval in the early part of his career. By documenting trends in concert programming and music criticism between 1922, when Milhaud first signed a contract with Vienna-based publisher Universal Edition, and 1933, when Milhaud’s reputation in France was firmly established, we’ve shown that Milhaud accurately reported his popularity in Central Europe, adding a crucial piece to the puzzle regarding his hard won official recognition in France.