#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 BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters George Rochberg: String Quartet No. 3 (excerpt) Concord String Quartet New … Continue reading #159 A Change of Opinion

#127 Modern Oratorio

Large-scale sacred works might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of contemporary music, but a number of important composers are creating expansive works inspired by their concept of a higher power. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters John Adams: When Herod Heard fr. El Niño Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Nagano; … Continue reading #127 Modern Oratorio

#116 Estonia: Arvo Pärt Center

Mystical Minimalist Arvo Pärt is one of the most significant composers in the 20th and 21st centuries, and in this program we’ll travel across the Baltic to Estonia to visit his musical homeland and talk with those curating his music. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (rehearsal excerpt + … Continue reading #116 Estonia: Arvo Pärt Center

#86 2014 Grammy Winners

Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Magnus Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2Yefim Bronfman, pianoAlan Gilbert, director; New York PhilharmonicArvo Pärt: Adam’s LamentTõnu Kaljuste, Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis & Sinfonietta Riga Maria Schneider: Winter Morning WalksDawn Upshaw, Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson & Australian Chamber OrchestraCaroline Shaw: Partita For 8 VoicesBrad Wells & … Continue reading #86 2014 Grammy Winners

#75 Return to Older Formats

This week, we look at composers releasing their music on older formats- vinyl and even cassette! Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters MUSICElizabeth Start- Scents Sent (in a Sense)Olafur Arnalds- FyrstaChristopher Bono- Invocation No. 1, ExhaustThe Roots featuring Mos Def- Double Trouble (excerpt)LJ White- Zin Zin Zin ZinSpektral QuartetReleased by Parlour Tapes Tim Corpus- From … Continue reading #75 Return to Older Formats

#32 Maya Beiser

This week we’re featuring cellist Maya Beiser‘s latest CD with composer and pianist Michael Harrison, Time Loops. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Michael Harrison: Just Ancient Loops, IHarrison: Time LoopsBach/Gounod: Ave MariaHarrison: Raga Prelude I (Yaman)Pärt: Spiegel im SpiegelHarrison: Hijaz, Young People’s Chorus of New York City/Núñez; Beiser, vc.

#6 Mystical Minimalism Part I: Arvo Párt

The first in a three-part series looking at composers whose simple but remarkable music transports many listeners to a deeply spiritual place. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Pärt: Miserere (excerpts), Hilliard Ensemble/HillierSchoenberg: Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 23, V Gould, p.Pärt: Sonatina, Op. 1 No. 2 (excerpt), Stephen de Pledge, p.Pärt: Perpetuum Mobile, Bamberg Symphony Orch/N. … Continue reading #6 Mystical Minimalism Part I: Arvo Párt