Elaine Fine ... a contemporary composer worthy of our attention

August 27, 2021, 7:45 PM · If you are lucky enough to know Elaine Fine, please buy her a coffee "from me".

Here is a sample of her work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Uli6fSROCw

Think about what you are listening to: this is a brilliant composition, by anyone's standards.

Think about what you are looking at: why is this a "studio recording", and not a video of a grand concert, complete with all the regalia?

Elaine Fine is an example of a composer in modern times who simply is "a well kept secret". And this is not fair.

Replies (6)

August 27, 2021, 9:09 PM · Interesting bio, and she just completed a set of solo violin pieces.

Her dad is/was Burton Fine PhD, who was principal violist in Boston.

August 27, 2021, 10:44 PM · And Burton Fine was a fine physical chemist as well.
August 29, 2021, 3:24 AM · Plug into YouTube "Elaine"Fine", and you will see what a fine composer she is.

Get some of her work on IMSLP.

Support a composer.

August 29, 2021, 10:35 PM · and I suggest checking out her blog: Musical Assumptions
August 30, 2021, 12:21 PM · Nice to see someone push back to a degree at the net of modern constraints on composition. Some day such heroes may make enough room for art music to relate to the full breadth of human experience again.
August 30, 2021, 6:59 PM · Yikes.

I thought I'd flick by Musical Assumptions (thanks, Rob), for a quick overview of Elaine's blog.

Over half an hour later I had to drag myself back to practice.

Do get to know the work of Elaine Fine: it is an investment in your repertoire.


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