#254 Dealer’s Choice

Great music is a game of expertise, luck, and chance. Seth deals out a playlist of great music including David Maslanka and discusses why it’s a winner in this year’s Dealer’s Choice. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music A Child’s Garden of Dreams by David Maslanka Illinois State University Wind Symphony; Stephen K. … Continue reading #254 Dealer’s Choice

#237 Sonata Form Redux

Sonata form is one of the oldest composition structures in classical music but it’s being rediscovered, and in many cases re-purposed, by contemporary composers. What is the lasting appeal? We’ll play music by four composers looking to the past for formal inspiration. This episode also features a tribute to David Maslanka who passed away shortly … Continue reading #237 Sonata Form Redux

#149 In Memorium

From Stravinsky’s famous In Memoriam: Dylan Thomas to Hindemith’s Trauermusik, composers have long written their most personal and moving music as a tribute to a friend or great figure they admired.  We’ll remember several great personalities with musical tributes by modern day composers. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters William Mayer: Brass Quintet, II … Continue reading #149 In Memorium

#71 Saxophone Quartets

The saxophone quartet has been around a while, with pieces being written for it as early as 1857 (Jean Baptiste Singelee’s op. 53). After the rediscovery for jazz, it has made a comeback to classical music as well. We’re looking at some different takes on how to approach the ensemble. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by … Continue reading #71 Saxophone Quartets