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Gig Alert: Chamber Music and Sparring at 'Strike'!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bach meets boxing at the legendary Gleason's Gym in DUMBO tonight.

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Anonymous 4 Bids Farewell With Songs From 1865

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In its last touring season, beloved a cappella ensemble performs selections from its latest album,1865: Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War in the studio.

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WQXR Blog

What's in a Name? Just Ask the Isis Ensemble

Monday, September 29, 2014

A respected London chamber ensemble is preparing to launch its tenth anniversary season but it has a little problem: its name is Isis.
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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

At the Round Top Festival, Part II

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Young Artists Showcase returns to deep in the heart of Texas and the Round Top Festival Institute.

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The Brothers Balliett

Could This Be the Grooviest Large Ensemble Piece of the Past Twenty Years?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What happens when a master composer spends over ten years on a piece of music, constantly reworking the motives, finding new and ever-more-fascinating transformations and contexts in which to work his ever-changing material? Join The Brothers Balliett Thursday at 3 for a listen to Wolfgang Rihm's mammoth Jagden und Formen.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

American Concert Audiences Have Changed

Monday, February 10, 2014

From the July, 1942 WQXR Program Guide:

Mr. Ewen is an authority on musical history, and the author of several books including The Man With the Baton, Musical Vienna, and Music Comes to America.

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Chamber Music Society

The Jupiter String Quartet

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Jupiter String Quartet performs music by George Gershwin, Samuel Barber and Felix Mendelssohn.

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Chamber Music Society

Serious Mozart

Monday, October 07, 2013

A new season of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center begins with an all-Mozart program featuring his sonata for violin and piano and one of the great viola quintets. While Mozart's music can come across as elegant, perfect and sublime, there are also works filled with searing intensity and heart-gripping melancholy. There is yet another Mozart, whose joy is unbridled, whose playfulness is childlike, who inspires optimism, confidence, and renewed faith in the human spirit.

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New Sounds

Vincent Segal & Ballake Sissoko

Monday, September 02, 2013

“Chamber Music,” the quietly elegant record from Ballaké Sissoko, who plays the traditional kora, a lute-harp from Mali, and Vincent Ségal, the French cellist who plays for the trip-hop band Bumcello, came about because Sissoko approached Segal after a Chocolate Genius show.  Following improvisatory leads, they wrote intimate and warm global chamber music, which sounds like it came about in the still of the night.

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Gig Alert: Ljova and the Kontra Band

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The ensemble Ljova and the Kontra Band plays Littlefield on Wednesday night. Download "Love Potion Expired."

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New Sounds

New Music from Montreal

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Montreal guitarist/composer Tim Brady makes dark sounds with bowed electric guitar, guitar with loops, with tapes, and with computers.  The overall effect -ambient and abstract- is intended to evoke the depths of the ocean in a work by Jean-Francois Laporte, “The Song of the Whale.”   Also, hear atmospheric electronic music from Mains de Givre(“Hands of Frost”) an enhanced duo of violin, guitar and lots of effects.

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Vincent Segal & Ballake Sissoko

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

“Chamber Music,” the quietly elegant record from Ballaké Sissoko, who plays the traditional kora, a lute-harp from Mali, and Vincent Ségal, the French cellist who plays for the trip-hop band Bumcello, came about because Sissoko approached Segal after a Chocolate Genius show.  Following improvisatory leads, they wrote intimate and warm global chamber music, which sounds like it came about in the still of the night.

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Gig Alert: Emerson String Quartet

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The renowned Emerson String Quartet plays late quartets by Mozart and Beethoven at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday night. Download the first movement of Mozart’s Quartet in D.

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New Sounds

New Music from Montreal

Monday, September 26, 2011

Montreal guitarist/composer Tim Brady makes dark sounds with bowed electric guitar, guitar with loops, with tapes, and with computers.  The overall effect -ambient and abstract- is intended to evoke the depths of the ocean in a work by Jean-Francois Laporte, “The Song of the Whale.”   Also, hear atmospheric electronic music from Mains de Givre(“Hands of Frost”) an enhanced duo of violin, guitar and lots of effects.

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New Sounds

Vincent Segal & Ballake Sissoko

Friday, May 06, 2011

“Chamber Music,” the quietly elegant record from Ballaké Sissoko, who plays the traditional kora, a lute-harp from Mali, and Vincent Ségal, the French cellist who plays for the trip-hop band Bumcello, came about because Sissoko approached Segal after a Chocolate Genius show.  Following improvisatory leads, they wrote intimate and warm global chamber music, which sounds like it came about in the still of the night. 

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New Sounds

New Music from Montreal (Special Podcast)

Friday, September 10, 2010

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Hear new music from Montreal on this edition of New Sounds, featuring works by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bell Orchestre, and Mains de Givre, among others.

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New Sounds

New Music from Montreal

Friday, June 04, 2010

Hear new music from Montreal on this edition of New Sounds, featuring works by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bell Orchestre, and Mains de Givre, among others. 

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Gig Alerts: Ljova and the Kontraband

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The eclectic chamber music ensemble led by Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin play Littlefield tonight. Download their tango-influence track "Mnemosyne."

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