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New Sounds

1-bit Workout

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Listen to Tristan Perich's 1-bit electronics together with Mariel Roberts' cello for a driving, hypnotic, and exhilarating work, “Formations.” Plus, music from the classic "Dune" score.

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Studio 360

Google Plays Hardball with Indie Musicians

Thursday, February 05, 2015

It’s hard enough to make a living in music. Now Google is forcing a new contract on musicians, and threatening to kick one musician off YouTube if she won’t sign.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Dedicated Proponent of Music for Cello Goes All New in 'Crossings'

Monday, February 02, 2015

"Crossings: New Music for Cello," Kate Dillingham’s fourth album, features a line-up of new music for both solo cello and cello/piano duo. Stream the entire album all this week.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

A Birthday Party with Carter Brey and Gabriela Martinez

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Happy Birthday to the Young Artists Showcase, which began airing on WQXR 37 years ago this week. Today at 9 pm.

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New Sounds

Tuff Strum

Monday, January 19, 2015

Listen to “Cello Multitracks” by Gabriel Prokofiev. The four-part suite calls for nine cellos, as realized by the technologically skilled cellist Peter Gregson, (yep, on all nine parts.)

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On Being

Yo-Yo Ma — Music Happens Between the Notes

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Yo-Yo Ma with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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New Sounds

Cello and Voice

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Listen to music for cello and voice on this edition of New Sounds.   We’ll hear a few selections from "The Escape Artist," a new opera by composer, vocalist & cellist Robert Een.  He worked with Meredith Monk for fifteen years, culminating the creation of their hour-long music-theater duet, "Facing North," and his writing, including this opera, employs extended techniques for both voice and cello. 

 

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Concerts from The Frick Collection

Cellist David Geringas Mixes Old With New

Monday, August 04, 2014

On this Concert From The Frick Collection, cellist David Geringas performs a program that stays true to his style. 

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From the Top

Boston, Massachusetts

Saturday, August 02, 2014

This week From the Top brings you to Jordan Hall in Boston, Mass., for a series of string performances, and one piano. The program features “The Lark” by Mikhail Glinka brought to life by a wonderfully musical 11-year-old pianist. We'll also enjoy some unaccompanied Bach performed by a very thoughtful Boston-area teenager and a teenage string quartet shares moving stories about the healing power of music in their own lives.

The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Astral In Wonderland, Part Two

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Young Artists Showcase returns to Philadelphia for more music from a fairy tale concert program called Astral In Wonderland.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Reprises, Reprieves and Loose Ends

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After a bit of spring cleaning, this week's episode features some previous sessions in honor of new achievements. Tonight at 9 pm.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Salon De Virtuosi's Charlotte White Celebrates 100th Birthday

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

This week's Young Artists Showcase looks back to Salon De Virtuosi gala concerts from recent years, with live recordings from those private Salon performances.

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From the Top

Boston, Massachusetts

Saturday, March 15, 2014

This week From the Top brings you to Jordan Hall in Boston, Mass., for a series of string performances, and one piano. The program features “The Lark” by Mikhail Glinka brought to life by a wonderfully musical 11-year-old pianist. We'll also enjoy some unaccompanied Bach performed by a very thoughtful Boston-area teenager and a teenage string quartet shares moving stories about the healing power of music in their own lives.

Spinning on Air

The Elegant—and Elegantly Odd—Jazz Cello of Fred Katz

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Fred Katz was the first cellist to achieve prominence in jazz in the 1950s; and he was an innovator in more than just his choice of instrument. As a composer he combined jazz and classical influences into elegant--and sometimes elegantly odd--musical Mid-Century Modernism. Katz died September 7, 2013, at age 94. David Garland celebrates Katz's life and work with a wide range of his playful, imaginative music.

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New Sounds

1-bit Workout

Friday, January 10, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to Tristan Perich's 1-bit electronics together with Mariel Roberts' cello for a driving, hypnotic, and exhilarating work, “Formations.” Roberts, although still in her 20s, tests the limits of contemporary cello technique (cello as percussion instrument, working with looping) in the repertoire she chooses, from works by Kaija Saariaho to the works commissioned for her release, “Nonextraneous Sounds.”

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New Sounds

Tuff Strum

Friday, December 27, 2013

Listen to “Cello Multitracks” on this New Sounds program.  It’s Gabriel Prokofiev's four-part suite scored for nine cellos, as realized by the technologically skilled cellist Peter Gregson, (yep, on all nine parts.) The work is sometimes jarring, sometimes it grooves, then it will even scuttle like dust bunnies, whether plucked or scraped.

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Studio 360

Creative New Year’s Resolutions: A Recital Realized

Friday, December 20, 2013

Michael Relland teaches music at an elementary school near Phoenix, but a year ago, he decided that 2013 would be his year to learn. He resolved to play his first public cello recital — a concert for friends, family, and his community — that would run the gamut from Bach to Shostakovich ...

Bonus Track: Michael Relland, Beethoven’s “Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major”

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Masur Conducts Brahms

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur conducts the New York Philharmonic in an all-Brahms program. Host Alec Baldwin will showcase Johannes Brahms' "Double Concerto for Violin and Cello" with Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and cellist Alisa Weilerstein as the soloists, as well as Brahms' Symphony No. 2.

o. In the final week, 
Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur conducts an all-Brahms program, featuring the Double 
Concerto for Violin and Cello, with Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and cellist Alisa Weilerstein 
as soloists, and Symphony No. 2.

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Showdown @ High Noon

It's a Tie: You Chose Bach and Dvorak

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Choose from three Yo-Yo Ma performances—with him as soloist with orchestra, as a chamber musician, or just alone with his cello— and we'll play the winner today at noon.

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