Jan Swafford

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An American Maverick Turns The Symphony On Its Head

Thursday, August 15, 2013

While Charles Ives was a music student at Yale in the 1890s, the question of finding an American symphonic music was coming to a boil. The celebrated Czech composer Antonin Dvorák had been brought to the U.S. mainly to teach us how to find an American ...


Now Wait a Minute

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The pause can be the most devastating effect in music. Today, we hear about why well-placed silence can infuse music with humor, eroticism, or Zen-like anticipation. We hear why silence is golden. Joining us is Jan Swafford, a writer and composer who teaches at Tufts University; Loren Kajikawa, an ethnomusicologist ...

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