#112 In the Field: Finland Part 1

The latest installment of In the Field brings us to a country that has exported a dizzying list of big name composers and conductors in the last couple of decades: Finland. We’ll talk with established composers and rising stars about their music and the lasting influence of the Sibelius Academy. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by … Continue reading #112 In the Field: Finland Part 1

#111 Christopher Rouse

For many years the composer-in-residence with the NY Philharmonic, Christopher Rouse combines neoromanticism with hard driving, rock-inspired rhythms to create a fascinating musical style all his own. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Christopher Rouse: Iscariot Royal Stockholm Philharmonic/Alan Gilbert BIS 1386 15:24 Program Notes Rouse: Phaethon Houston Symphony Orchestra/Eschenbach Telarc 80452 8:01 Program … Continue reading #111 Christopher Rouse

#110 Foster the Music: Ireland

The Contemporary Music Centre in Ireland is one of the world’s foremost models of government support for composers, with dozens of composers receiving financial support, commissions and travel grants. We plunge into the incredible wealth of music created by this program. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Donnacha Dennehy: “He Wishes His Beloved Were … Continue reading #110 Foster the Music: Ireland

#109 Foster the Music: Darmstadt

One of the world’s most famous new music festivals has been held in Darmstadt since 1946. We’ll trace the festival from its beginnings through modern times and feature some of the seminal works that were premiered there. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Stockhausen: Kreuzspiel (excerpt) Alfred Schweinfurter, oboe; Wolfgang Marx, bass clarinet; David … Continue reading #109 Foster the Music: Darmstadt