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Timeline
Mondays, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; Fridays, 8:30 a.m., Vermont Public Classical

Join Vermont Public Classical host James Stewart on a journey into the events, characters and concepts that shaped our Western musical tradition. We'll start at the very beginning and trace the steps of music through history. This music, and its history, is ours.

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  • On Timeline we are exploring the life, music and legacy of composer/performer Julius Eastman. We are speaking with people who knew him well and those inspired by his music and legacy.
  • On Timeline we are exploring the life, music and legacy of composer/performer Julius Eastman. We are speaking with people who knew him well and those inspired by his music and legacy.
  • On Timeline we are exploring the life, music and legacy of composer/performer Julius Eastman. We are speaking with people who knew him well and those inspired by his music and legacy.
  • On Timeline we'll be exploring the life, music and legacy of composer/performer Julius Eastman. We'll speak with people who knew him well and those inspired by his music and legacy.
  • On Timeline we'll be exploring the life, music and legacy of composer/performer Julius Eastman. We'll speak with people who knew him well and those inspired by his music and legacy.
  • On Timeline we'll be exploring the life, music and legacy of composer/performer Julius Eastman. We'll speak with people who knew him well and those inspired by his music and legacy.
  • J. H. Kwabena Nketia was a composer and ethnomusicologist from Ghana who was dedicated to preserving and supporting African art of all disciplines.
  • Abdullah Ibraim, also known as Dollar Brand, was born Adolph Johannes Brand in Cape Town, South Africa in 1934. He started taking piano lessons at the age of seven and was performing professionally by the time he was 15. Brand was of mixed-race so under the South African apartheid system, he was considered “colored.”
  • Justinian Tamusuza is one of the premiere, contemporary African composers today. His music has been compared to American minimalist composers like Steve Reich and John Adams. However, what sets Tamusuza apart is his use of rhythm that calls to mind the pulse of traditional African music.
  • We continue our series on African composers by exploring the life, music and legacy of Cameroonian composer, Francis Bebey.