NEW: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
Self-taught American composer Rain Worthington was born in 1949. She began creating solo piano pieces before learning to read and write music notation, performing them herself from memory at concerts in New York City. Later she taught herself music notation and orchestration. Her compositions, influenced by world music, romanticism and minimalism, have been recorded by Navona Records.
Further information: rainworthington.com
CD Spotlight. Unusual and Colourful - Contemporary orchestral works and concertos by James Lentini, Rain Worthington, Jan Järvlepp, Peter Castine and Beth Mehocic, heard by Geoff Pearce. 'The performances are committed and enjoyable.'
Profile. Universality of Emotion - Ona Jarmalavičiūtė talks to American composer Rain Worthington
CD Spotlight. An Emotional Journey? - Geoff Pearce listens to music for solo instruments and orchestra. 'The performance is very tight and exciting.'