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Listen: Amphion String Quartet Premieres Einojuhani Rautavaara

Monday, April 20, 2015

Amphion String Quartet and Nicolas Altstaedt give the world premiere of Einojuhani Rautavaara's "Variations for Five" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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Q2 Music

Finn-to-Finn: 24-Hour Marathons of Einojuhani Rautavaara and Kaija Saariaho

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

All day today, we celebrate the upcoming birthday of influential Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho with a 24-hour survey of her music, hosted by Phil Kline.

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New Sounds

Human/Avian Collaborations

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Listen to a program full of music that actually employs birdsongs, in all sorts of human-avian collaborations. (With the exception of a human chorus and a chorus imitating the sound of birds on Eric Whitacre’s “Little Birds,” that is.) Hear a big band post-jazz, post-minimalist work by John Hollenbeck, featuring the voice of Theo Bleckmann, and birds. Then, there’s the concerto for orchestra and birds on tape, “Cantus Arcticus” by the Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. Plus, hear music from producer Chris Hughes, his “Slow Motion Blackbird,” and music by trumpeter/composer/sound artist Chris Kallmyer for the Los Angeles-based new music ensemble wild Up, and more.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Einojuhani Rautavaara Merges the Sensual and the Monastic

Monday, July 01, 2013

Symphonic master Einojuhani Rautavaara would seem to be sacrificing a great deal by restricting himself to voices alone, but a new collection of his choral works is a satisfying listen. Stream the full album this week.

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New Sounds

New Music from Finland

Sunday, April 28, 2013

There’s music from Finland for this New Sounds, which is a musical hotbed of many genres: classical, folk, weirdly dressed heavy metal rock bands, and some of the less easily defined new music types.  We’ll hear from accordion virtuoso Maria Kalaniemi along with something else for accordion (& electronics) by Kimmo Pohjonen.

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The New Canon

Ethel on Earth

Monday, April 23, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we feature Ethel's "Heavy," the string quartet's latest showcase of New York composers. It streams as part of our latest Q2 Music webcast premiere, in which we stream a new album in its entirety.

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New Sounds

New Music from Finland

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

There’s music from Finland for this New Sounds, which is a musical hotbed of many genres: classical, folk, weirdly dressed heavy metal rock bands, and some of the less easily defined new music types.  We’ll hear from accordion virtuoso Maria Kalaniemi along with something else for accordion (& electronics) by Kimmo Pohjonen. 

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The New Canon

Ziporyn it Up

Monday, April 16, 2012

This week, the New Canon streams clarinetist composer Evan Ziporyn's new album, Big Grenadilla/Mumbai, an atmospheric duo of concertos for unconventional solo instruments. Plus, music by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Brooklyn Rider and Krzysztof Penderecki.

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Nadia Sirota

If You Can't Stand the Heat

Monday, July 18, 2011

In New York, this season is all about extremes of temperature, and that's what we're exploring this week: music that has something to do with the steamy, lethargic, A/C-shivery weirdness that is the physical state of the body in summer. We'll hear music that's constantly toggling between serious heat (the subway platform) and air-conditioned briskness (the subway-self).

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