Hailed as the "future of chamber music," string quartet Brooklyn Rider is a force for musical creativity. Matt Dosland talks with cellist Michael Nicolas about several recent projects.
The ever-busy New York-based chamber orchestra The Knights has worked with some of the top composers and musicians in the world including Osvaldo Golijov on a stunning new release of his large scale symphonic work, Azul. The piece draws on several world music traditions as do the other pieces on the album. We talked … Continue reading #252 Azul
Although a famous name can open some doors, it’s not always easy following in the footsteps of a great artist. Many children of great composers and performers have chosen to go a different route altogether, but others have found their own artistic identity. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Sergei Prokofiev: Vision Fugitives Op. … Continue reading #177 Generations
Composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa is a 2009 Rome Prize winner in Musical Composition. She takes inspiration for her work from literary sources and close artistic collaborations. Gramophone reports, “Bielawa is gaining gale force as a composer, churning out impeccably groomed works that at once evoke the layered precision of Vermeer and the conscious recklessness of Jackson … Continue reading #31 Lisa Bielawa