#158 Cityscapes

We all know the Pastoral Symphony of Beethoven, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture inspired by Fingal’s Cave, and the music by Vaughan Williams inspired by the English countryside.  But in the modern era, the urban environment is inspiring many composers to capture its sounds in music. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters David Sampson: Chicago Moves, … Continue reading #158 Cityscapes

#95 Synesthesia

Scriabin so linked color to his music that he created a “light organ” to display colors that corresponded to different notes in his pieces. How does color and visual art affect composers and their music today? Michael Torke: Bright Blue Music for Orchestra Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/Zinman Ecstatic 092201 1:56, 9:09 Morton Feldman: Rothko Chapel California … Continue reading #95 Synesthesia

#47 Ying Quartet: Life Music

In this show we feature music performed by the Ying Quartet from their LifeMusic project.  The project began in the late 1990s and seeks to create new works inspired by different facets of the American experience.  In doing so the group has commissioned works of contemporary relevance and high aesthetic standards. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced … Continue reading #47 Ying Quartet: Life Music