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Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Composer Max Richter has taken apart Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," and reconfigured the components while reclaiming the work as a beautiful object.

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Music That Revolves Around Poetry

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Hear a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new settings by Uri Caine, sung in modern translation by Theo Bleckmann, & Korean poetry set by Sunny Kim.

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Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi

Friday, April 18, 2014

Composer Max Richter has taken apart Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," and reconfigured the components while reclaiming the work as a beautiful object.  Richter opened up some of the repeating patterns already present in the work and as he says, “literally wrote myself into Vivaldi’s score.”  For this New Sounds, Max Richter joins us to present some of his "Recomposed: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons.”

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Remixing the Masters: Music for the Vernal Equinox

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Finally, spring has technically sprung.  For this New Sounds, hear music for the Vernal Equinox, including "spring" selections from Max Richter, who has recomposed Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," as well as reworkings of Stravinsky's ballet, "The Rite of Spring."  From a brand-new record by The Bad Plus, hear a reduction of Stravinsky's score (now 101 years old), as translated for jazz trio -piano, bass, and drums- by these incredible musicians. There are a few twists to this adaptation; most notably electronic treatments supplied by bassist Dave Anderson to warp pianist Ethan Iverson's riffs in the opening section, and some swing patterns on the ride cymbal, along with other tastefully-chosen audibles on percussion by drummer Dave King that might never have been imagined. 

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Music That Revolves Around Poetry

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

This New Sounds offers a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new musical settings by Uri Caine and a modern English translation sung by Theo Bleckmann.  Originally, Vivaldi wrote that most famous set of four concertos based on his Italian sonnets about each of the seasons.  Listen to the re-working, along with other poetry set to music, including settings from Korean poetry by Sunny Kim.  There's also music by Harold Budd and Steve Reich, to name a few.

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The 2012 New Sounds Listener Poll Results

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Listeners have spoken with their clicks!  We have the results of this year's poll, and there were some unsurprising contenders (Brian Eno, Philip Glass, and Bang on a Can) who annually make their way onto these lists, as well as a few shockers.  The listeners also happened to agree with some of John Schaefer's picks, as aired on last night's show.) Hear the full Listener Poll Top Ten Results tonight.

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Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Composer Max Richter has taken apart Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," and reconfigured the components while reclaiming the work as a beautiful object.  Richter opened up some of the repeating patterns already present in the work and as he says, “literally wrote myself into Vivaldi’s score.”  For this New Sounds, Max Richter joins us to present some of his "Recomposed: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons.” 

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Music That Revolves Around Poetry

Monday, September 24, 2012

This New Sounds offers a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new musical settings by Uri Caine and a modern English translation sung by Theo Bleckmann.  Originally, Vivaldi wrote that most famous set of four concertos based on his Italian sonnets about each of the seasons.  Listen to the re-working, along with other poetry set to music, including settings from Korean poetry by Sunny Kim.  There's also music by Harold Budd and Steve Reich, to name a few. 

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