#3530: Music for Strings, Old and New

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Kronos with Bryce Dessner
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For this New Sounds show, listen to music for strings, most at the suggestion of composer and guitarist Bryce Dessner, who suggested pairing his string quartet "Little Blue Something" with the piece that inspired it: "Little Blue Nothing" by the experimental Czech viola da gamba team of  Irena Havlova and Vojtěch Havel.  He also thought that some of Kronos Quartet's Early Music CD would go well. To that, we've added contemporary music for viola da gamba by Roy Wheldon, viola d'amore by Garth Knox, and the group American Baroque playing a 21st-century work by Marc Mellits for 18th-century instruments. And more.

PROGRAM #3530– Music for Strings, New and Old (First aired on 11/4/2013)

ARTIST: Irena Havlova and Vojtěch Havel
WORK: Little Blue Nothing, excerpt [2:00]
RECORDING: Little Blue Nothing
SOURCE: Arta F100212 
INFO: cdmusic.cz/inshop or try havlovi.music@centrum.cz.com

ARTIST: Kronos Quartet & Wu Man
WORK: John Dowland: Lachrimae antiquae pavan [4:17]
RECORDING: Early Music
SOURCE: Nonesuch 79457
INFO: nonesuch.com

ARTIST: Irena Havlova and Vojtěch Havel
WORK: Little Blue Nothing [4:15]
RECORDING: Little Blue Nothing
SOURCE: Arta F100212 
INFO: cdmusic.cz/inshop

ARTIST: Kronos Quartet
WORK: Dessner: Little Blue Something [7:56]
RECORDING: Aheym
SOURCE: Anti Records 272962 
INFO: anti.com

ARTIST: American Baroque
WORK: Marc Mellits: 11 Miniatures [15:00]
RECORDING: The Shock of the Old: Common Sense Composers' Collective & American Baroque 
SOURCE: Santa Fe Music Group #513
INFO: commonsensecomposers.org

ARTIST: Garth Knox, featuring Agnès Vesterman, violoncello
WORK: Black Brittany [4:00]
RECORDING: Saltarello
SOURCE: ECM 2157
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Roy Wheldon
WORK: Cantabile [1:30]
RECORDING: Galax
SOURCE: New Albion #059
INFO: Try iTunes, Amazon.com or Emusic.com

ARTIST: Roy Wheldon
WORK: Twin Rows [4:00]
RECORDING: Galax
SOURCE: New Albion #059
INFO: Try iTunes, Amazon.com or Emusic.com