Chamber Music As Therapy

New York composer and new music champion Judd Greenstein associates chamber music with issues related to life and death. When a friend commissioned him to write a piece for his recently deceased grandmother, Greenstein saw a unique opportunity. Instead of simply writing for himself, he could use his talents to help preserve the memory of another. Tonight we hear Greenstein’s piece, the moving “Night Gatherers,” which features violist and WNYC host Nadia Sirota. Also, music from David Rakowski and Henryk Wieniawski.

Also Featured Tonight:

Terry Riley / Ascending Whale Dreams
William Bolcom / Nine New Bagatelles
Gabriel Faure / Le Jardin clos, Op.106 (The Closed Garden)
William Schuman / "Prayer in the Time of War"
Alessandro Scarlatti / Poi che riseppe Orfeo

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