#159 A Change of Opinion

Throughout history, composers who have been known for championing a particular musical style have shocked their fans by radically and suddenly changing their aesthetic.  Why does this happen, and who’s changing their style in the modern era?

Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters

George Rochberg: String Quartet No. 3 (excerpt)
Concord String Quartet
New World 80551
1:19

George Rochberg: Bagatelle No. 3, con brio
Evan Hirsh, p.
Naxos 8559632
:34

Krzysztof Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (excerpt)
Polish Nat’l Radio Symphony Orchestra/Penderecki
EMI 65077
2:37

Krzysztof Penderecki: Symphony No. 8 (excerpt)
Warsaw Nat’l Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir/Antoni Wit
Naxos 8570450
4:53

David del Tredeci: I Hear an Army (excerpt)
Composers String Quartet; Phyllis Bryn-Julson, s.
CRI 689
2:51

David del Tredeci: Final Alice (excerpt)
CSO/Solti; Hendricks, s.
Decca 442 9955
6:14

Arvo Pärt: Nekrolog (excerpt)
Stockholm Philharmonic/Järvi
Virgin 45212
3:10

Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/Järvi
Virgin 45501
6:50

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas
SFS Media 0053
5:03

John Adams: Harmonielehre, Part II (excerpt)
San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas
SFS Media 0053
6:28

Lois V. Vierk: Timberline (excerpt)
Relache/Lloyd Shorter
New World 80766
3:45

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