#263 Joan Tower

Grammy-winning composer, pianist and conductor, Joan Tower, has been said to be “one of the most successful women composers of all time” by The New Yorker. This year she’s celebrating her 80th birthday and we’ve chosen to talk to her about her most memorable works and stories. The Grammy-award winning Made in America made the cut … Continue reading #263 Joan Tower

#221 Pianist/Composers

From Mozart and Chopin to Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland the composer-pianist is easy to trace through time. Now, in the 21st century, there is a resurgence in the tradition. Relevant Tones is examining the diverse composer-performer community from Philip Glass to Yiruma. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music Loose Changes by Jed DistlerQuattro … Continue reading #221 Pianist/Composers

#98 Ambient Environments

Composers like Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Bartók and have sought to musically depict their environs for centuries. How are landscapes, both urban and pastoral, being represented musically today? Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters David Sampson: Grant Park from Chicago Moves Gaudete Brass Cedille 136 3:24 Toshio Hosokawa: Landscape V (excerpt) Munich Chamber Orchestra/Alexander Liebreich; … Continue reading #98 Ambient Environments

#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

#45 New Commissioning Models

From joint commissions to Kickstarter, the 21st century has brought new ways of hiring composers to write music. This week, we’ll look at some of the more unusual and innovative methods and the music that resulted and we'll chat with NewMusicUSA's Frank J. Oteri and Scott Winship. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Joan … Continue reading #45 New Commissioning Models