#140 Drum Kit: Problem Child

It’s essentially just a conveniently placed grouping of popular percussion instruments and yet, the drum kit is often cited as the dividing line between popular music and classical. We’ll examine how composers are using the drum kit today and what impact it’s having on genre boundaries. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Ted Hearne: … Continue reading #140 Drum Kit: Problem Child

#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

#105 NY Phil Biennial Part 2

More music and interviews from the front lines of the New York Philharmonic’s inaugural Biennial, including the world premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Symphony No. 4. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters More information about the 2014 Biennial Michael Hersch: Of Sorrow Born: Seven Elegies, I & II Yulia Ziskel, v. Recorded live at SubCulture … Continue reading #105 NY Phil Biennial Part 2

#56 Stephen Albert

Pulitzer Prize and Grammy winning composer Stephen Albert died tragically in 1992, well before his time. On the occasion of an important performance of his seminal piece To Wake the Dead in Chicago, we take a moment to celebrate his legacy and to feature a piece inspired by his music. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by … Continue reading #56 Stephen Albert