Episode #3206

With Brooklyn Rider & Martin Hayes

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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The new music string quartet Brooklyn Rider certainly does get around.  They’ve been part of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, recorded Debussy, write and perform their own originals, and even collaborated with the kemenchech (Persian fiddle) virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor.  They’ve just released a record of all five string quartets by Philip Glass.   Brooklyn Rider joins us in the studio for this New Sounds program, and they’ve brought an extra player – the Celtic fiddler Martin Hayes (of County Clare.)  

We’ll hear (and SEE) the quartet performing arrangements of fiddle tunes in a new collaboration with Hayes, music by Philip Glass, and a piece by Brooklyn Rider violinist Colin Jacobsen called "Achilles Heel.”

Watch Brooklyn Rider and Martin Hayes perform a medley of Celtic fiddle tunes:

PROGRAM #        3206, With Brooklyn Rider & Martin Hayes    (First aired on 5/18/11)                                                       





Brooklyn Rider

Dominant Curve

Colin Jacobsen: Achille's Heel Second Bounce [5:27]

In a Circle Records 003

Brooklyn Rider & Martin Hayes

Live, WNYC Studio May 2011

Irish Medley [9:00]

This performance not commercially available. Info about the quartet at

Brooklyn Rider

Live, WNYC Studio May 2011

Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 2 'Company' [8:30]

This performance not commercially available, but the complete Philip Glass String Quartets are available thru Orange Mountain Music OMM0074


Cathedral City

Missy Mazzoli: The Diver [7:11]
Like A Miracle [5:47]

John Luther Adams / Callithumpian consort, perc.

Four Thousand Holes

... and bells remembered..., excerpt

Cold Blue Music CB0035


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Comments [2]

New Sounds Asst. Prod.

Stephen, playlists are coming. Sorry for the delay!

May. 19 2011 12:07 PM
Stephen Joyce from New York

Looking for playlists. Can't find. Can someone give me a steer ?

May. 19 2011 08:36 AM

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