Ground breakers, virtuosos, and commissioners of many of the world’s twentieth and twenty-first century string quartet masterpieces, the influence of the Kronos Quartet cannot be underestimated. We’ll feature a sampling of their luminous output over the years. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Alan Dorsey: Whatever Happened to the Hoodoo Meat Bucket? Kronos Quartet … Continue reading #164 Kronos Quartet
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
The Contemporary Music Centre in Ireland is one of the world’s foremost models of government support for composers, with dozens of composers receiving financial support, commissions and travel grants. We plunge into the incredible wealth of music created by this program. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Donnacha Dennehy: “He Wishes His Beloved Were … Continue reading #110 Foster the Music: Ireland
The story of the Nativity, infused by John Adams and Peter Sellars with texts new and old celebrating the miracle of birth and renewal. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Adams: El Niño (excerpts) Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Nagano; Theatre of Voices; London Voices; Upshaw, s.; Lieberson, ms.; White, bar.