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.
Since his early teens, Thomas Adès has been a commanding figure in the world of classical music as a triple threat pianist, conductor and composer. Seth talks with him about his career including his work at, among others, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw, Melbourne and Sydney Symphonies, BBC Symphony, … Continue reading #249 Thomas Adés
Sonata form is one of the oldest composition structures in classical music but it’s being rediscovered, and in many cases re-purposed, by contemporary composers. What is the lasting appeal? We’ll play music by four composers looking to the past for formal inspiration. This episode also features a tribute to David Maslanka who passed away shortly … Continue reading #237 Sonata Form Redux
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