We take a break from our chaotic world to listen to music from composers inspired by utopian visions from Ursula K. LeGuin, Thomas More, Plato, HG Wells, John Milton and Greek myth.
Throughout history, composers who have been known for championing a particular musical style have shocked their fans by radically and suddenly changing their aesthetic. Why does this happen, and who’s changing their style in the modern era? Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters George Rochberg: String Quartet No. 3 (excerpt) Concord String Quartet New … Continue reading #159 A Change of Opinion
There is perhaps no more intimate connection in music than when a composer writes a solo piece specifically for a gifted performer, crafting the piece for the player’s specific strengths and musical tastes. We’ll talk with several performers about solos that have been written for them and feature performances of the pieces recorded live in … Continue reading #131 Going Solo
We had the fantastic opportunity to travel to Wrocław, Poland to attend the storied World Music Days festival, where we met a wealth of Polish composers who are part of the living legacy of this vibrant cultural mecca. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Krzysztof Penderecki: Violin Concerto No. 2, Metamorphosen, V (excerpt) London … Continue reading #122 In the Field: Poland Part 2