#103 Joseph Schwantner

A master of orchestral timbre and an ardent individualist, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner has been one of the most prolific composers in the 20th and 21st centuries. He visits our studios to talk about his life and music. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Joseph Schwantner: Aftertones of Infinity Juilliard Orchestra/Slatkin 14:53 Schwantner: … Continue reading #103 Joseph Schwantner

#102 Spotlight Double Bass

Thanks to virtuoso performers like Gary Karr, François Rabbath and Edgar Meyer, the double bass is leaping to the front of the concert stage and composers are taking note. This week we’ll listen to some of the music written in the last few decades for this sonorous and incredibly versatile instrument. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced … Continue reading #102 Spotlight Double Bass

#101 Louis Andriessen

Just as influenced by the blazing energy of Count Basie’s big band as Steve Reich’s minimalism, Dutch composer Louis Andriessen was a true trailblazer in the 20th century. We celebrate his 75th birthday by looking back at his illustrious career. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Louis Andriessen: Life, Part I- Wind Bang on … Continue reading #101 Louis Andriessen

#100 Sounds of Summer

The summer festival season is always a cornucopia of exciting premieres, new collaborations and famous composers and performers. We’ll feature the best of the best from around the globe Hosted by Seth Boustead and produced by Jesse McQuarters. Tarik O’Regan: Acallam na Senórach (An Irish Colloquy) Ireland Chamber Choir 2:30 George Crumb: “Swing Low, Sweet … Continue reading #100 Sounds of Summer