Category Archives: Creating the AYICM Shows

Creating AYICM: The AYICM Awards

As I write this blog entry, I’m nearly finished with The AYICM Awards for 1926. After I’ve finished the series … Continue reading

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Creating AYICM: Listening to the Music

I work on the scripts for each episode in two stages. When I write the first draft of an episode, … Continue reading

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Creating AYICM: Biographical and Historical Research

At this stage of creating A Year in Classical Music I’ve got a program list written out that details: how many … Continue reading

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Creating AYICM: Programming the Shows

Once I’ve narrowed my works lists down to those pieces of which I can find critically acclaimed recordings, I program … Continue reading

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Creating AYICM: A Piano Fugue as Theme Music

In the ongoing effort to create better and better podcasts, I’ve decided to start including some interlude music in-between the … Continue reading

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Creating AYICM: Reading Music Criticism

So many more composers were active in any given year than just the famous ones.  It didn’t take me long … Continue reading

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Creating AYICM: Compiling the Works List

I started by thinking I had plenty of music in my own collection to program these shows.  They’d be a … Continue reading

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Creating AYICM: Choosing a Year from Each Era

Choosing a year to feature from a given era is largely arbitrary.  I might look for a year when a … Continue reading

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Creating AYICM: Six Eras of Musical Style

To create the A Year in Classical Music shows, I begin by dividing music history into six stylistic eras: before … Continue reading

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