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Aaron Jay Kernis

Hammered!

The Road Less Traveled

Monday, September 02, 2013

This week on Hammered! we queue up portions of Frederic Rzewski's epic musical novel The Road—in addition to a few driving playlists of our own. Tune in all week at 10 am.

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The Brothers Balliett

Summer Symphony Series #4

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Summer is quickly coming to a close. To commemorate the changing of the seasons, the Brothers serve up a final installment of their four-part Summer Symphony Series with music of Aaron Jay Kernis and Charles Wuorinen. Listen today at 3 pm.

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The New Canon

Music of the Spheres

Monday, July 09, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we bliss out with an old favorite recently rereleased in Michael Nyman's Sangam. Meaning "confluence" or "coming together" in Sanskrit, the title represents Nyman's journeys throughout India between 2000 and 2002.

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Q2 Music

Aaron Jay Kernis: A Colorist of Dynamic Proportions

Sunday, February 05, 2012

You'd be forgiven for thinking that, despite his unassuming physical presence, Aaron Jay Kernis is some kind of extrovert. Listen to these titles: 100 Greatest Dance Hits, New Era Dance, Too Hot Toccata, Superstar Etudes.

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New Sounds

WNYC Commissions

Sunday, January 15, 2012

For this New Sounds, we'll hear the early music vocal group Anonymous 4 performing works commissioned by WNYC by both Richard Einhorn and Steve Reich.  Richard Einhorn’s “A Carnival of Miracles,” an exploration of different kinds of freedoms - religious, scientific, artistic, cultural, sexual, and political - was composed for A4 and 2 cellos.  The title refers to the medieval idea of Carnival, a time when the social order is ritually upended and all is allowed.

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New Sounds

Tribute to John Lennon

Thursday, December 08, 2011

On this date, the anniversary of John Lennon’s death, New Sounds celebrates the influence that Lennon had outside his sphere.  We’ll hear music by Vijay Iyer, his "re-imagining" of "Imagine,” and Canadian electric guitarist/composer Tim Brady’s “Strumming: homage à John Lennon.”  Of the many homages, we’ll also hear a lovely meditation for piano and cello built around the chord sequence from John Lennon’s “Imagine,” from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis.

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Q2 Music

Spotlight: Aaron Jay Kernis and Paul Moravec

Friday, May 06, 2011

This Friday from 5-8pm, in anticipation of WQXR's kick-off Spring For Music broadcast from Carnegie Hall featuring the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Q2 presents a Spring Fever spotlight on the evocative sound worlds of two featured composers, Aaron Jay Kernis and Paul Moravec. Q2 also turns over the microphone to the composers themselves, as they provide exclusive insights into their own works, from Moravec's Tempest Fantasy to Aaron Jay Kernis's String Quartet No. 2, "musica instrumentalis," both pieces awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music.

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Q2 Music

Introducing Aaron Jay Kernis

Monday, January 03, 2011

For the first composer portrait of 2011, Q2 is pleased to focus on Philadelphia-born composer Aaron Jay Kernis. Throughout the week of January 3, we'll feature some of his seminal works, many introduced by the composer himself.

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New Sounds

WNYC Commissions

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

For this New Sounds, we'll hear the early music vocal group Anonymous 4 performing works commissioned by WNYC by both Richard Einhorn and Steve Reich.  Richard Einhorn’s “A Carnival of Miracles,” an exploration of different kinds of freedoms - religious, scientific, artistic, cultural, sexual, and political - was composed for A4 and 2 cellos.  The title refers to the medieval idea of Carnival, a time when the social order is ritually upended and all is allowed. 

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New Sounds

Tribute to John Lennon

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

On this date, the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, New Sounds celebrates the influence that Lennon had outside his sphere.  We’ll hear music by Vijay Iyer, his "re-imagining" of "Imagine,” and Canadian electric guitarist/composer Tim Brady’s “Strumming: homage à John Lennon.”  Of the many homages, we’ll also hear a lovely meditation for piano and cello built around the chord sequence from John Lennon’s “Imagine,” from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis. 

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