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.
All music written or adapted for piano. Seth features sneak previews upcoming releases from Bridge Records, including the latest Etudes from David Rakowski, new recordings from the acclaimed piano duo Quattro Mani and more. Hear the exotic sounds of an etude for talking piano to a piece featuring the unusual piano-like instrument, the celesta. Hosted … Continue reading #195 Tickling the Ivories
It takes fine craftsmanship to achieve a perfect partnership between text and music in which neither element overshadows the other. This week, we’ll listen to a fascinating array of spoken word and music by composers striving to achieve this symmetry. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Scott Johnson: How it Happens (The Voice of … Continue reading #118 Art of the Spoken Word
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
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a symphony! In the first Relevant Tones episode, Seth talks with Michael Daugherty about his Grammy Award-winning Metropolis Symphony, based on the myth of Superman. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Michael Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor