The Economist: The Shining’s long shadow

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An in-depth exploration of The Shining moving from novel (with sequel) to movie to opera concluding: “The Shining” lives on because it taps into something deep in the psyche. Whether it’s Mr King’s tortured Jack lurking in the basement, Kubrick’s eternally-crazed Jack roaming through the maze, or now Mr Moravec’s caretaker singing: “I am the […] Read more »

NPR: ‘Re-Imagining Sondheim’: A Pianist And His Peers Deconstruct The Master

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“Pianist Anthony de Mare commissioned 36 composers to rework songs by Stephen Sondheim for the new album Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from The Piano. De Mare joined Shapiro at NPR’s Washington, D.C., studios to chat about the project — and sat down at the piano to demonstrate how works by Sondheim, Gershwin and Paul Moravec all […] Read more »

NY Times Article: Composing for Nonprofessionals

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A recent New York Times article: Something New for Amateur Night: Nonprofessional Musicians Like Contemporary Challenges highlights the minority of composers who embrace the opportunity to write for nonprofessional musicians and cites Paul Moravec as an example: Paul Moravec, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who has participated in the program at Bennington, said in an interview […] Read more »

More “Change at Jamaica”

Paul Moravec | Change at Jamaica

Paul Moravec’s Change at Jamaica has certainly captured the media’s attention and more and more varied outlets are featuring stories about this piece. Three of the most recent include: Garden City Patch, Newsday – Long Island Now, and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) YouTube Channel. Read more »

Students Learn “Change at Jamaica”

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From News 12 Long Island: Students learn Paul Moravec’s instrumental song ‘Change at Jamaica’ Long Island students are learning an instrumental song composed by a Pulitzer Prize winner. Paul Moravec, a professor at Adelphi University, wrote “Change at Jamaica,” a 10-minute instrumental about the Long Island Rail Road. He wrote it for eight different Nassau […] Read more »