Articles about Composers
The Relevance of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968) by Graham Wade
IN THE CENTENARY YEAR of the birth of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, it is appropriate to refresh our memory concerning his most significant achievements and to evaluate our own relationship with the music.
Reading Bach's Ideas, Part I by Jonathan Leathwood
At the heart of this article is the analysis in part 3 of the Prelude to BWV 998. Parts 1 and 2 inquire into Bach’s phrasing and articulation with special emphasis on the role played by rests. A final part returns to issues of texture and articulation in the light of the analysis.
The four parts of this article are given as four separate HTML documents.
Reading Bach's Ideas, Part II by Jonathan Leathwood
Reading Bach's Ideas, Part III by Jonathan Leathwood
Reading Bach's Ideas Part IV by Jonathan Leathwood
In Memoriam Michael Tippett by Lorenzo Micheli
First published in Il Fronimo, XXVI no. 103, July 1998
A brief obituary of the English composer, with special reference to his guitar works
Views on Bach: an historical perspective by Alice Artzt
How Barrios was rescued from obscurity by Graham Wade
GRAHAM WADE recently retired as Head of the School of Strings at the City of Leeds College of Music, and Guitar Tutor for the Universities of Leeds and York. He was written a number of books on the guitar and many articles for leading guitar periodicals. He is an adjudicator at music festivals and an examiner for the Royal Scottish Academy of Music.
A Conversation with Stepan Rak by Graham Wade
Stepan Rak begins with some thoughts on motivation and stage-preparation, before explaining in detail his ideas on technical training: for the right-hand, five-finger technique, development of the extensor muscles, independence of fingers; for the left hand, finger development and control of finger pressure.