Finding Rothko

Classical Music
5:17 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Interview with composer Adam Schoenberg

Untitled (Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red), 1949, of Mark Rothko, an example of a piece by the artist which Adam Schoenberg used as inspiration for "Finding Rothko."
Credit wikipaintings.org

This weekend, the Amarillo Symphony performs "Finding Rothko," an orchestra work by composer Adam Schoenberg.  The relatively contemporary piece, written in 2006, will be performed next to works like Ralph Vaughn Williams' "The Lark Ascending" and Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" at the symphony's concert titled "Pictures in Music."

Adam Schoenberg joined me from his home in Los Angeles.  I asked him about the inspiration and process behind composing "Finding Rothko."

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