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Interviews & Selected Writings

“Culture Opens Us Up, With Luck”, a conversation with Robert Carl (Fanfare Magazine, May 2019) Link to interview on this webpage.

REVIEWS OF BRIDGE 4001, LIGHT DANCES (Chamber Concerto No. 2) by the Da Capo Chamber Players.

Three Kennedy Center video interviews with Stephen Jaffe discussing 1) what it’s like the first time a new piece is played, 2) how form affects a piece, 3) how pieces evolve over time.

Video: In rehearsal with Network for New Music in preparation for the premiere of Light Dances (Chamber Concerto No. 2)

Essays by the composer on selected works:

Cithara Mea (Evocations): Spanish Music Notebook for Orchestra
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
String Quartet No. 2
Fort Juniper Songs

Selected biographical articles and interviews:

On the HIP CONCERTO: with WCPE’s TARA LYNN and Suzanne Rousso.

NC Independent Weekly “Duke composer Stephen Jaffe joins the American Academy of Arts and Letters”  (Chris Vitiello, April 2012)

WUNC’s The State of Things with Frank Stasio, March 2012

Washington Post Language of Music Is in His Composition,” by Thomas May January 4, 2004

Opera Today Interview by Thom Moore June 2007 (on the Music of Bach, and the cantata Songs of Turning)

Stephen Jaffe on Teaching in the 21st Century by Robert Zimmerman


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