Robert Paterson is a NYC-based composer who continues to gain attention here and abroad for writing “vibrantly scored and well-crafted” music that “often seems to shimmer” (NewMusicBox). His works are praised for their elegance, wit, structural integrity, and a wonderful sense of color, and Paterson was named The Composer of The Year at Carnegie Hall from the Classical Recording Foundation in 2011. His music has been on the Grammy® nomination ballot for the past two seasons, and his works were on National Public Radio’s Best Music of 2012.
In this interview Robert discuss the importance of writing appropriate music and simplicity as well as writing for and training children.
- Dmitri Shostakovich, The Nose
- J. S. Bach, Goldberg Variations
- Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
- Bela Bartok, String Quartets
- John Adams, Shaker Loops
- William Ury, Getting Past No
- Roger Fisher, Getting To Yes
- Kurt Stone, Music Notation in the Twentieth Century
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