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New Sound of Early Music

Monday, July 28, 2014

Take a new look at early music on this New Sounds program.  Listen to selections from the Luce Trio, involving Indian Shruti box, saxophone, electric guitar and bass.  Their album is based based on and/or inspired by music of past centuries, both originals and reworkings. Also, there's music from the Irish music production company, Ergodos, based on the German hymn, Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ by J.S. Bach.  Then, listen to Gregorian chant, remixed, by vocal group New York Polyphony, using alto and bass recorders, tin whistle, and violin.  Plus, music by Brian Eno, riffing on Pachelbel's Canon, and more.

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Strong Network Connection: Framing Modern Piano Music

Monday, November 18, 2013

To be a composer is to be aware of your musical family tree, and to some degree, exploit the strengths of your forefathers in order to create something novel. Stravinsky, after all, said that "good composers borrow, great composers steal!" 

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New Sounds

New Sound of Early Music

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Take a new look at early music on this New Sounds program.  Listen to selections from the Luce Trio, involving Indian Shruti box, saxophone, electric guitar and bass.  Their album is based based on and/or inspired by music of past centuries, both originals and reworkings. Also, there's music from the Irish music production company, Ergodos, based on the German hymn, Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ by J.S. Bach.  Then, listen to Gregorian chant, remixed, by vocal group New York Polyphony, using alto and bass recorders, tin whistle, and violin.  Plus, music by Brian Eno, riffing on Pachelbel's Canon, and more.

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Back To Bach

Monday, June 25, 2012

Conductor, pianist and one-liner machine Hans van Bulow called J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier the "Old Testament" of music (Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonatas were the "New"). This week at 10 am (new time!) find out why.

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Theme & Variations - Goldberg Variations

Monday, May 28, 2012

From a Satie-influenced piano solo to electronics to a large jazz-based ensemble, Bach’s celebrated variations are themselves varied for this New Sounds program.  We’ll hear some varations adapted almost beyond recognition, by composers like Derek Bermel, David Del Tredici, and Uri Caine.  Listen to a version arranged by Karlheinz Essl for string trio with electronic manipulation of the instruments along with Derek Bermel's funky Kontraphunktus.

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Back To Bach

Monday, April 09, 2012

Conductor, pianist and one-liner machine Hans van Bulow called Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier the "Old Testament" of music (Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonatas were the "New"). This week at 10 am (new time!) on Hammered! we explore Bach's far-reaching influence on contemporary piano music by returning to the source.

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New Sounds

Theme & Variations - Goldberg Variations

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

From a Satie-influenced piano solo to electronics to a large jazz-based ensemble, Bach’s celebrated variations are themselves varied for this New Sounds program.  We’ll hear some varations adapted almost beyond recognition, by composers like Derek Bermel, David Del Tredici, and Uri Caine.  Listen to a version arranged by Karlheinz Essl for string trio with electronic manipulation of the instruments along with Derek Bermel's funky Kontraphunktus. 

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Albums of the Week

Simone Dinnerstein's "A Strange Beauty"

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a fascination with the unexpected and mysterious qualities in Bach's music. This collection of Chorale Preludes, Keyboard Concertos and an English Suite is our Album of the Week.

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Bach, J.S. Bach

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New music inspired by J.S. Bach is what you'll hear on this New Sounds.  Listen for "Lighthouse" from the Estonian composer, Erkki-Sven Tuur, something of a contemporary take on the baroque, commissioned by Ausbach Bach festival in 1997.  Plus there's music by Steve Martland, his work "Crossing the Border," inspired by Bach's Partita for Solo Violin.  And much more.

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