#339 Classical:Next 2022 Part I

Classical:NEXT is the global networking and exchange hub dedicated exclusively to classical and art music, for all professionals – artists, managers, presenters, orchestras, labels, educators, press, media, publishers and more. Back in person after two years, host Seth Boustead traveled to Hannover to cover this extraordinary festival for Relevant Tones. MUSIC Chanson Ruée - arranged … Continue reading #339 Classical:Next 2022 Part I

#266 Green Umbrella

During the LA Philharmonic’s 2018/19 season, they commissioned 50 new works from artists including Louis Andriessen, Unsuk Chin, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich, just to name a few. Composer and curator of the first of the LA Phil’s new music series, entitled Green Umbrella, Andrew Norman talks about the Southern Californian composers that he’s presenting. … Continue reading #266 Green Umbrella

#205 The Andriessen Effect

For more than thirty years, young composers have traveled to Holland to worship at the altar of Louis Andriessen, perhaps most notably the three composers from the storied collective Bang on a Can. As a result Andriessen, and Bang on a Can themselves, have had an outsize influence on the music of our time. We’ll … Continue reading #205 The Andriessen Effect

#191 Classical Next

Though relatively new, the Classical Next conference attracts composers, performers and presenters from nearly fifty countries every year to share performances and new ideas for strengthening classical music. Seth travels to Rotterdam to take in the sounds and share them with you. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music Violin Sonata No. 2, mvt. … Continue reading #191 Classical Next

#164 Kronos Quartet

Ground breakers, virtuosos, and commissioners of many of the world’s twentieth and twenty-first century string quartet masterpieces, the influence of the Kronos Quartet cannot be underestimated.  We’ll feature a sampling of their luminous output over the years. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Alan Dorsey: Whatever Happened to the Hoodoo Meat Bucket? Kronos Quartet … Continue reading #164 Kronos Quartet

#147 Dial Tones

RT calls up our radio and podcasting friends around the world to find out what new music they think will dominating our airwaves and digital bit streams in 30 years. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Fatima Miranda: Nila Blue (excerpt) Coleccion LCD el Europeo 1:38 Fatima Miranda: Diapasión Coleccion LCD el Europeo 11:49 … Continue reading #147 Dial Tones

#63 Stravinsky and Schoenberg: 100 Years Part I

In this week’s program we begin a three part adventure tracing the musical influence of modernist titans Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg from the early 1900s to the present day. In part one we start with the first performance on the Le Sacre du Printemps, 100 years ago in 1913, and uncover the path that … Continue reading #63 Stravinsky and Schoenberg: 100 Years Part I

#22 Bang on Can at 25 Part I

Seth brings back his findings and experiences from the Bang on a Can Marathon in New York City. The Bang on a Can Marathon is a yearly celebration of new musical styles and ideas, designed to bring diverse performances to a wide public audience. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Louis Andriessen: De Staat (excerpt), Bang on … Continue reading #22 Bang on Can at 25 Part I

#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

#9 Eighth Blackbird

Fresh off their 2012 Grammy win, the Chicago ensemble eighth blackbird stops by to discuss their latest album, recent premieres and performances across the globe. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Jennifer Higdon: ZakaThomas Albert: Thirteen Ways (excerpt)Frederic Rzewski: Les Moutons De PanurgeSteve Reich: Double Sextet (excerpt)Jennifer Higdon: Concerto for Sextet and Orchestra, On a WireSteven Mackey: Lonely … Continue reading #9 Eighth Blackbird