Guitarist, composer, and podcast producer Anthony Joseph Lanman has racked up over 350,000 followers on Soundcloud – a number most classical musicians can only dream of. You’d think this huge listenership (along with advanced composing degrees) would result in instant job opportunities in the composing world, but Anthony is still figuring out how to make a living writing music.
Regardless, he has dedicated himself to writing classical music of this era. Through his compositions and his two podcasts, he aims to make classical music accessible to everyone, not just music theory professors. In this episode of Composer Quest, Anthony talks with me about his career path, his music, and his answer to the question, “What would Beethoven be writing today?”
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All the music in this episode was written by Anthony Joseph Lanman, aside from one new demo recording by me.
- 0:00 – Imaginary Cadenza (original Composer Quest intro)
- 0:24 – Three Lamentations on the Death of John Dowland – I. Flow My Tears
- 1:22 – The Five Rings of Miyamoto Musashi – III. Water Scroll
- 5:44 – Rush
- 11:06 – Viridian Soliloquy
- 12:20 – Eleven (Revised, Remastered)
- 25:55 – Green Grass (demo of a new song by Charlie McCarron)
- 28:52 – Meditation, Dance & Sacrifice
- 29:31 – Sonata 46 (Haniszewska-Kandulski Duo)