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Voices from the East

Monday, April 20, 2015

This week, host Bill McGlaughlin explores the music of composers who struggled for artistic freedom on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

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New York Now

Listen: AXIOM Performs All-Ligeti Program

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

February 25, Julliard's AXIOM ensemble, led by conductor Jeffrey Milarsky, rounded out its season with a program celebrating iconic Hungarian composer György Ligeti.

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New Sounds

Music for Voices and Strings

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

For this New Sounds, listen to new music from violinist/vocalist Caleb Burhans off his latest release “Evensong,” plus music by Nico Muhly, ambient-ish music by Gyorgy Ligeti and more.

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New Sounds

Choral and/or Electronic Works

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Hear electronic music informed by the sounds of choral music and the mirror image, blurring the boundaries between both. There’s choral music for a Norwegian video installation from percussionist/composer Qasim Naqvi of the band Dawn of Midi.  This music is informed by electronics, although the voices are unprocessed. Naqvi taught the singers how to embody the sonic characteristics of a monophonic synthesizer with their voices, hence the unusual vocal quality to the work. 

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New Sounds

Choral Music Without Words

Monday, July 07, 2014

Hear choral works that make use of a choir for color and texture, rather than the delivery of a text on this New Sounds.  From violinist and composer Timba Harris, listen to an album length suite of pieces about the Cascade Mountains at the time of Mount St. Helens’ eruption in 1980.  His “neXus I: Cascadia” features a big choir and minimal strings and electronics, depicting a monarch butterfly, black bear, and the flora and fauna in the in the Pacific Northwest affected by the eruption of the volcano. Also, listen to a work without words written for vocal octet Roomful of Teeth, called “AEIOU,” by Ecstatic Music Festival founder and composer Judd Greenstein. Plus, the vocal ensemble, New York Polyphony, makes over the medieval into something modern with their remix of a Gregorian chant piece.  And more.

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New Sounds

Music for Voices and Strings (Special Podcast)

Monday, March 31, 2014

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For this New Sounds, listen to new music from violinist and vocalist Caleb Burhans. His latest release “Evensong” explores both the secular and sacred, along with works both instrumental and choral. Listen to his "The Things Left Unsaid," one of the instrumentals on the record. Also, hear music by Nico Muhly, which draws from both the minimalist tradition and Anglican hymns. Plus, an ambient-sounding work from Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti.

Special thanks to our hardworking New Sounds Assistant, Isabel Kim, for making this podcast possible.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Quatuor Béla on the Early Metamorphosis of György Ligeti

Monday, March 03, 2014

The French string quartet Quatuor Béla tackle the restless and kinetic chamber music of the legendary Hungarian composer György Ligeti. Stream the album all this week on Q2 Music.

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Hammered!

Pierre-Laurent Aimard's Contrapuntal World

Monday, December 02, 2013

Few pianists have impacted contemporary music more profoundly than the Frenchman Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Hear his insights and performances of Ives, Ligeti and Messiaen all week on Hammered!

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The Brothers Balliett

Bizarre Instruments

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Last January, the Brothers Balliett presented the Grown-Person's Guide, examining the orchestra one section at a time. By popular request, this week, they add more recent and usual instruments to their rundown. Featuring the ondes martenot, barrel organ and a music box ensemble. Listen today at 3 pm.

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New York Now

Live: Alarm Will Sound Unveils a Musical 'Permanent Collection'

Monday, September 30, 2013

Friday at 7 pm, Q2 Music presented a live audio webcast of "The Permanent Collection" – music of Adès, Ligeti, Wagner and Ives performed by the ensemble Alarm Will Sound.

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New Sounds

Music for Voices and Strings

Friday, September 27, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to new music from violinist and vocalist Caleb Burhans.  His latest release “Evensong” explores both the secular and sacred, along with works both instrumental and choral.  Listen to his "The Things Left Unsaid," one of the instrumentals on the record. Also, hear music by Nico Muhly, which draws from both the minimalist tradition and Anglican hymns. Then listen to a classic masterwork by Meredith Monk - "Dolmen Music."  Plus, an ambient-sounding work from Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti and more. 

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Hammered!

Ah, the Etude

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ah, the etude – a subgenre all too familiar to pianists. This week on Hammered!, join pianist-composer Conrad Tao for etudes that not only test the technical abilities and boundaries of performers, but also test the limits and push the boundaries of form. Listen weekdays at 10 am.

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Mixtapes

Exploring Musical Communities with Vijay Iyer

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Grammy-nominated composer and jazz pianist Vijay Iyer defies genre both with his own solo and collaborative releases. His Mixtape highlights styles within and outside "classical" music.

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Mixtapes

Captivating Sound Worlds with Daniel Wohl

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Electroacoustic composer Daniel Wohl has collaborated with a growing roster of ensembles including So Percussion and Eighth Blackbird.

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Hammered!

Pierre-Laurent Aimard's Contrapuntal World

Monday, May 13, 2013

Few pianists have impacted contemporary music more profoundly than the Frenchman Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Hear his insights and performances of Ives, Ligeti and Messiaen all week on Hammered!

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The Brothers Balliett

Bizarre Instruments

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Last January, the Brothers Balliett presented the Grown-Person's Guide, examining the orchestra one section at a time. By popular request, this week, they add more recent and usual instruments to their rundown. Featuring the ondes martenot, barrel organ and a music box ensemble. Listen today at 3 pm.

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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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New Sounds

Choral Music Without Words

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hear choral works that make use of a choir for color and texture, rather than the delivery of a text on this New Sounds.  From violinist and composer Timba Harris, listen to an album length suite of pieces about the Cascade Mountains at the time of Mount St. Helens’ eruption in 1980.  His “neXus I: Cascadia” features a big choir and minimal strings and electronics, depicting a monarch butterfly, black bear, and the flora and fauna in the in the Pacific Northwest affected by the eruption of the volcano. Also, listen to a work without words written for vocal octet Roomful of Teeth, called “AEIOU,” by Ecstatic Music Festival founder and composer Judd Greenstein. Plus, the vocal ensemble, New York Polyphony, makes over the medieval into something modern with their remix of a Gregorian chant piece.  And more.

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The New Canon

New Retrospectives of Knussen, Ligeti, Part and Nancarrow

Monday, December 17, 2012

This week's episode of the New Canon features new recordings of works by Oliver Knussen, György Ligeti and Arvo Pärt (on Deutsche Grammophon's new 20C series) as well as previously unheard selections by Conlon Nancarrow.

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