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George Crumb

New Sounds

New Music for Piano

Monday, March 09, 2015

Hear piano music from Canadian pianist/composer Heather Schmidt, as well as Canadian composer Ann Southam. Plus, some of Anton Batagov's alleged Letters of Sergei Rachmaninoff & more.

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Hammered!

Celebrating Pianist, Composer and Contemporary Music Champion David Burge

Monday, August 25, 2014

This week, pianist Lisa Moore celebrates the legend of the phenomenal American new music pianist and composer David Burge (1930-2013), a powerful advocate for contemporary music.  

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New Sounds

Piano Insides

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Explore the sounds of a piano's insides on this New Sounds program.  From the prepared piano to the bowed and/or plucked piano strings inside the body of the beast, there are sure to be unusual sounds galore.  Listen to Ergo, an electro-acoustic trio - somehow both slinky and spacey - with trombone, prepared piano, drums, and special guests on guitar.

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New Sounds

New Music for Piano

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Hear new music for piano on this New Sounds program, including music from Canadian pianist/composer Heather Schmidt, as well as Canadian composer Ann Southam.   From Schmidt's solo piano album of her own works called "Nebula,", listen to the title track.  Also, hear music by George Crumb, along with Anton Batagov's alleged Letters of Sergei Rachmaninoff, music from Hauschka, and more.  

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Hammered!

Music For A Summer Evening

Monday, June 24, 2013

Nothing accompanies a sweated-through T-shirt and an oppressively humid summer evening like George Crumb, right? Get your dog day's musical antidote all week on Hammered! with summertime music not written by George Gershwin.

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New Sounds

Piano Insides

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Explore the sounds of a piano's insides on this New Sounds program.  From the prepared piano to the bowed and/or plucked piano strings inside the body of the beast, there are sure to be unusual sounds galore.  Listen to Ergo, an electro-acoustic trio - somehow both slinky and spacey - with trombone, prepared piano, drums, and special guests on guitar.

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The Brothers Balliett

The Big Bad Madrigal Throwdown

Thursday, April 04, 2013

What does the word "madrigal" bring to mind for you? Close harmony on charming texts? Italian chromaticism? This week, the Brothers Balliett listen to a handful of living composers offering their own unique stamp on this ancient form.

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Mixtapes

Attacca Quartet Presents Music for Your Next Car Ride

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Attacca Quartet recently released its debut album of John Adams's complete string quartets with a performance featuring the composer himself. Listen to their Mixtape, featuring the ensembles favorite string quartet listening for long car rides.

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Hammered!

Postnuclear Winterscenario

Monday, December 31, 2012

Here we are, pre-New Year and post-Mayan "apocalypse", confronted with another expiration of a calendar year and the contemplation of that particular sort of cosmic mystery. This week we ring in the New Year on Hammered! with the mysterious resonating body that is the music of George Crumb.

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Hammered!

Music For A Summer Evening

Monday, July 16, 2012

Nothing accompanies a sweated-through T-shirt and an oppressively humid summer evening like George Crumb, right? Get your dog day's musical antidote all week on Hammered! with summertime music not written by George Gershwin.

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New Sounds

A New Type of Art Song

Saturday, April 14, 2012

For this New Sounds, take a listen to the new kind of art song.  There are some traditional America hymns, spirituals, and folk songs, recast as art songs, arranged into an unsettled and haunted landscape by George Crumb.  It’s something that composer Charles Ives did nearly 100 years before Crumb.  We’ll also hear music by Ives, as performed by Theo Bleckmann and the quintet Kneebody – a group who uses piano, trumpet, saxophone, bass, drums and some effects.

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New Sounds

Nightmusic I

Saturday, March 17, 2012

From Mozart to Bartok, there’s a long tradition of music about nighttime.  We’ll hear some contemporary works that suggest the darkness, the stillness, the unsettled dreams and mixed emotions that people associate with the night.  Hear works by John Corigliano, George Crumb, Brian Eno, Raphael Mostel, and others.

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Operavore

Thomas Hampson Matches Mahler with George Crumb

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Mahler centenary is big but Hampson's George Crumb concert in D.C. tonight and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center tomorrow may be his most important recital this year.

 

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