Episode #3519

New Music/Baroque Forms

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Hear new music based on baroque forms like passacaglias, bourrees and courantes on this New Sounds.  Hear a passacaglia from Caroline Shaw, the Pulitzer Prize-winning NYC-based composer from her “Partita for 8 Voices,” a suite of many dance forms. This winning work was written for the vocal group Roomful of Teeth, who are themselves something like a world music rock concert high wire act. There’s also a toccata for Indonesian gamelan, along with contemporary takes on the 400 year old Italian dance form - the passacaglia- from Danish lute player Rolf Lislevand, and more.

PROGRAM #3519– Courtly Dances (First aired on 10/8/2013)             





Rolf Lislevand

Nuove musiche

Passacaglia, excerpt [1:00]

ECM #1922

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Caroline Shaw: Passacaglia [5:56]

New Amsterdam NWAM 041

Rolf Lislevand

Nuove musiche

3 Passacaglias [8:30]

ECM #1922

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Caroline Shaw: Courante [8:59]

New Amsterdam NWAM 041

Bill Alves


Tingklik Toccata [4:47]

Spectral Harmonies #001.*

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Sarabande, excerpt

New Amsterdam NWAM 041

Jon Lord

Sarabande (1976)

Bourree [10:53]

EMI #1976. British LP.
Reissued on CD in 2001 on Spitfire Records Available for purchase at

Yo-Yo Ma

Silk Road Ensemble -A Playlist Without Borders

Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Allegretto from Partita, Op. 31 for Cello Solo [3:34]

Sony Masterworks 88883 71092

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Comments [1]

gina ballinger from graz, austia

a-mazing. i can't imagine my world without New Sounds!

Oct. 15 2013 02:49 PM

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