#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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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