Episode #3536

A Modern Liederabend

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It’s a modern liederabend, literally “song night,” for this New Sounds show.  Listen to vocal and choral music from living composers like Missy Mazzoli – and some of her multimedia chamber opera about Isabelle Eberhardt, as well as MIT professor Tod Machover – and an aria from his opera VALIS, based on the Phillip K. Dick novel.  Also, there’s music by Paola Prestini inspired by Kandinsky's 1912 manuscript of woodcuts and prose, “Sounds.”  Also, listen to new music from Bryce Dessner, featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Kronos Quartet from his recent release, “Aheym.”  And more.

This Friday, 11/22, and Saturday, 11/23 at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is the third biennial Lieder-pa-looza, featuring many of these works.  Details here.

PROGRAM #3536– A Modern Liederabend (First aired on 11/20/2013)             





VisionIntoArt Ensemble


Paola Prestini: Ordinary Hills [7:44]  OR

Eric Whitacre
London Symphony Orchestra / Eric Whitacre Singers

Water Night

Eric Whitacre: Sleep, my Child [6:20]

Decca #2796323

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Judd Greenstein: Run Away [4:17]

New Amsterdam NWAM 041

Alexandra Vrebalov

Private Recording

MILEVA (act II, the Lullaby duet) [3:35]

This performance not commercially available.
Information about the opera:

Tod Machover


Sophia’s Aria [5:58]

Bridge Records 9007

Bryce Dessner / feat. Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Kronos Quartet


Tour Eiffel [11:23]

Anti 306

Missy Mazzoli  /
NOW Ensemble, Steven Osgood, conductor

Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt

Missy Mazzoli: Here Where Footprints Erase The Graves [7:52]

New Amsterdam Records #042

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