#143 Playing it Wrong

It gives technicians fits, but composers and performers are always experimenting with new “wrong” ways to play their instrument.   From Bartok pizz to prepared piano, multiphonics to slap tongue, many of these techniques have made it into the standard repertoire.  What new extended techniques are being pioneered today? Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse … Continue reading #143 Playing it Wrong

#119 Haunted Landscapes: Music of George Crumb

Legendary composer George Crumb created a unique, haunting sound world that leaves an indelible impression upon anyone who hears it. The master turns 85 in October and we’ll celebrate with an entire show dedicated to his music. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters George Crumb: Vox Balanae, I (excerpt) & finale eighth blackbird Cedille … Continue reading #119 Haunted Landscapes: Music of George Crumb

#100 Sounds of Summer

The summer festival season is always a cornucopia of exciting premieres, new collaborations and famous composers and performers. We’ll feature the best of the best from around the globe Hosted by Seth Boustead and produced by Jesse McQuarters. Tarik O’Regan: Acallam na Senórach (An Irish Colloquy) Ireland Chamber Choir 2:30 George Crumb: “Swing Low, Sweet … Continue reading #100 Sounds of Summer

#65 Stravinsky and Schoenberg: 100 Years Part III

In our final exploration of the past 100 years of musical modernism, we take a look at composers who fit in neither the uptown nor the downtown traditions of composition. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Aaron Copland – Connotations Igor Stravinsky – In memoriam Dylan Thomas Elliott Carter – Cello Sonata George Rochberg – … Continue reading #65 Stravinsky and Schoenberg: 100 Years Part III

#12 Electric Guitar

The electric guitar and classical music may seem like strange bedfellows, but almost as soon as the instrument was invented, composers devised ways to take advantage of its sonic possibilities. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Bob Dylan: Maggie’s FarmCharlie Christian: Solo Flight (excerpt)Leonard Bernstein: Simple Song from MassDonald Erb: Trio for Violin, Electric Guitar and Cello (excerpt)Morton … Continue reading #12 Electric Guitar