Articles By James MacMillan
 
May 2017
Young composers are still gripped by the urge to make music, and now to break down cultural barriers
 
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July/August 2016
Despite the retreat from faith, many modern composers are inspired by true spirituality
 
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October 2015
Beethoven set the bar impossibly high but composers like myself still regard it as the ultimate challenge
 
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October 2011
Folk music has long been influenced by ultra-Left politics. Yet as the example of composer Cornelius Cardew has shown, even those with Communist sympathies have things to teach us about community music
 
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June 2011
A working-class Scottish upbringing taught James Macmillan about music and fatherhood. If only more artists would take up the mantle
 
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November 2009
"The prophets of Marxist-inspired modernism are in retreat right across the board. They are perplexed at how the world has gone. Their view has not prevailed, even in modern music. Everything, including our understanding of recent history, is up for grabs."
 
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About James MacMillan
James MacMillan is a Scottish composer whose specially commissioned congrgational Mass was performed when Pope Benedict beatified Cardinal Newman during his visit to Britain in 2010. In May 2012, his new Violin Concerto - written for Vadim Repin - received its global premiere.
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