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Music for Strings, Old and New

Listen to Bryce Dessner's string quartet "Little Blue Something" with the piece that inspired it: "Little Blue Nothing" by Czech duo Irena Havlova & Vojtěch Havel, & other string music.

Music Inspired by Architecture

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Listen to music inspired by architecture, like Neil Rolnick's electronic violin concerto, "Gardening at Gropius House" featuring violinist Todd Reynolds, & members of Alarm Will Sound.
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New Sounds Live: Music of Caroline Shaw, Part 2

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

From the recent New Sounds Live at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, listen to more music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw.
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Music for Choir and Percussion (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Music for choir and percussion by Andrew Byrne, Daniel Lentz, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
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Rewriting the Classics

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Listen to music based on or inspired by classic works of Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, and J.S. Bach, including Michael Gordon's "ReWriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony" and more.
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Music Around the Globe

Monday, March 02, 2015

Hear global music from Italy, India, Egypt, Tunisia and Mali, featuring the choir Finno-Balkan Voices, a French-Jewish Chinese duo, African blues guitarist Boubacar Traoré, and more. 
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New York Indie Classical

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sample music from many "indie classical" musicians and composers on this New Sounds, from people like Ted Hearne, Missy Mazzoli, and Christopher Cerrone, to name a few.
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African Roots

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Listen to Afrobeat party-band Antibalas, modeled after the great Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band. Plus, music from South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela & pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, & more.
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New Releases February 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Brand new music by saxman Colin Stetson & violinist Sarah Neufeld, the Northumbrian folk phenoms The Unthanks, Scottish band Treacherous Orchestra, & Malian music from the BKO Quintet.
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Global Jazz

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hear global jazz like Vijay Iyer's "Playlist For An Extreme Occasion" - an intricate suite for piano, gaita, percussion, tabla, sheng, violin, viola & cello for the Silk Road Ensemble.
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Hybrid Ensembles

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hear new music from Uri Sharlin & the DogCat Ensemble - a trio that infuses Israel and Brazil into New York. Plus, music from the Montreal-based chamber jazzers Esmerine, & more.
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Arctic Music

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hear arresting new music for Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq & Kronos Quartet by Canadian Derek Charke - his epic "Tundra Songs." Also, music by Tanya Tagaq, Ben Frost & Paola Prestini.
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Bang on a Can PCF Works

Monday, February 23, 2015

Listen to works from the Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund, from Dan Deacon, Christine Southworth, Daniel Wohl, & Marc Mellits, all played by the Bang on a Can All-Stars.
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"Psychedelic Appalachia"

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hear fingerstyle guitar music with a wash of drones - "Psychedelic Appalachia"- from steel string shredder Daniel Bachman. Plus, music by Matt Bauer, Fern Knight, and John Fahey.
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Musical Delay Tactics

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hear music made with tape loops, digital loops, and/or digital delay, including works from Ingram Marshall & Moby, along with a dreamy guitarscape from Evan Caminiti & more.
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New Sounds Live: Music of Caroline Shaw

Friday, February 20, 2015

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, listen to music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, including the vocal acrobatics of the octet Roomful of Teeth. And more.
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Unusual Waltzes and Tangos

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hear an hour of unusual waltzes and tangos, from Korean komungo music to a waltz by Philip Glass to music by Yugoslav Goran Bregovic.
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Australian Music

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Listen to music from Australia with everything from didjeridu to a ballet score, including “Practical Mechanics,” a 5-part work by composer Chris Perren for his septet, Nonsemble.
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New Music for Duos (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Xylouris White, Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler, Jeffrey Zeigler (confusingly) & Jason Treuting, Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal.  Plus others…
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"String" Trios

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Listen to mostly unconventional string trios involving Malagasy zither, South Indian violin, West African kora, Chinese erhu, guitars of all sorts, banjo and much more. 
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With Cellist Maya Beiser

Monday, February 16, 2015

The innovative cellist Maya Beiser joins us in the studio to present selections from her collaborative record with Michael Harrison called “Time Loops.”
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