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Arvo Part

New Sounds

With Daniel Bjarnason

Saturday, June 02, 2012

The young Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason has worked with Sigur Ros, Amina, and other Icelandic rock and non-classical acts.  For this New Sounds program, he’ll unveil a new work at our piano and present some of his electronically-enhanced chamber music on his album "Processions."  Its careful and beautiful chaos veers from shred-classical to the lyrical and then the clangorous.

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The New Canon

Chorally Fixated on Arvo Pärt and Eric Whitacre

Monday, April 30, 2012

This week, the New Canon gets vocal with new choral works by Eric Whitacre and Bob Chilcott, plus a stunning menagerie of pieces by Arvo Pärt via our Album of the Week.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Secret Chords that Arvo Pärt Plays to Please Someone (if Not the Lord)

Friday, April 27, 2012

With a relationship that extends beyond artistic collaboration and goes firmly into friendship, each Paul Hillier and Arvo Pärt recording is a reason to let out a praise-worthy “hallelujah,” even if such ebullient exclamations are anathema to Pärt’s Baltic brand of introspectively limned melodic lines.

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Hammered!

Back To Bach

Monday, April 09, 2012

Conductor, pianist and one-liner machine Hans van Bulow called Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier the "Old Testament" of music (Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonatas were the "New"). This week at 10 am (new time!) on Hammered! we explore Bach's far-reaching influence on contemporary piano music by returning to the source.

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New Sounds

Sonic Atmospheres

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll experience some sonic and at times, spiritual atmospheres, including ambient music, and other works that might invoke the “m” word – “minimalism.” From Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, we’ll hear some spiritually cast works, sometimes labeled (much to Pärt’s dislike of the term) “holy minimalism.” Listen to his atmospheric and soaring “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, from a new recording by Canadian violinist Angèle Dubeau& the 12-woman (11 strings, 1 piano) ensemble La Pietà.

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New Sounds

Eastern Voices

Monday, July 18, 2011

Listen to Eastern Voices on this New Sounds Program. There’s music from Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov inspired by the liturgical chant of the Russian Orthodox Church where only voices are allowed. Silvestrov uses voice and chorus to create bell-like effects, which happens to be the exact thing that Estonian composer Arvo Part’s known for - tintinnabuli. We’ll hear works by Part as well.

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New Sounds

With Daniel Bjarnason

Monday, May 16, 2011

The young Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason has worked with Sigur Ros, Amina, and other Icelandic rock and non-classical acts.  For this New Sounds program, he’ll unveil a new work at our piano and present some of his electronically-enhanced chamber music on his album "Processions."  Its careful and beautiful chaos veers from shred-classical to the lyrical and then the clangorous. 

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

An Arvo Pärty

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

In 2010, we marked the 75th birthday of the beloved Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, and his lesser known contemporary, Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. This concert broadcast features the vibraphonist Andrei Pushkarev and pianist Andrius Zlabys.

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New Sounds

Things With Strings

Saturday, February 12, 2011

For this edition of New Sounds, hear new music for strings.  There’s music from Russian composer Anton Batagov, Estonian composer Arvo Part, and Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson, and Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andrew Bird.   The deluxe edition of Bird’s latest effort, “Noble Beast” is packaged with a companion album of adventurous instrumentals called “Useless Creatures,” which was just released last year on its own.  

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Cued Up

Arvo Pärty

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Last November, Le Poisson Rouge held a 75th birthday celebration for mystical Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Today at 2 pm, hear that concert in its entirety.

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New Sounds

Musica Sacra on NS Live

Monday, January 17, 2011

Listen to the New Sounds Live recording of Musica Sacra from the World Financial Center's Winter Garden from fall of 2008.  They perform two masterworks of 20th century choral music: Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel and Arvo Pärt’s Stabat Mater. Both works straddle the border between the secular and the spiritual, the vocal and the instrumental.  Harnessing the distinctive cathedral-like properties of the Winter Garden (sans cleaning crew and various other distracting noises), the choir's ethereal sound comes through in this performance.

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New Sounds

New Music from Estonia

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A small Baltic country with a big impact on the world of new music, Estonia has become a hot spot for choral music especially. We'll hear works by Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Toivo Tulev, Erkki-Sven Tüür, and more.  Estonian composer Arvo Pärt has immersed himself in the tradition of religious music of the Russian Orthodox Church, and for this New Sounds, we’ll hear some of his Stabat Mater. 

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Cued Up

A Cappella Choral Fixation

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Much exposure to New Music these days comes in the form of invented or electronically enhanced instruments and experimental mash-ups of seemingly distinct genres. It's less frequent that you hear of innovation in a genre as long-established as a cappella choral music. However, in this episode of Cued Up on Q2, we explore two concerts from contemporary composers Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis and David Lang who have forged idiosyncratic voices in writing uniquely for choir and, in doing so, opened new vistas to what the choral music of the 21st century sounds like. 

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Q2 Music

The Sum of all Pärts

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Join Q2 Saturday, September 11 for a 24-hour retrospective of Arvo Pärt, the contemporary Estonian composer known for his austere and mystical works. The all-day event not only marks Pärt's 75th birthday but also provides a poignant soundtrack to the anniversary of 9/11.

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Soundcheck

Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall, with Special Guests in Tow

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The San Francisco string ensemble Kronos Quartet has a conventional lineup — two violins, viola, and cello — but that's where their similarity to other string quartets ends. 

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