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Hammered!

Runs in the Family

Monday, March 17, 2014

Family ties resemble teacher-student relations in weird ways. A student's music might "resemble" a teacher's style, or sometimes try very hard to disassociate itself. This week on Hammered! we sort through the branches of four different musical family trees.

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Operavore

LA Opera to Give Ghosts of Versailles its West Coast Debut

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The LA Opera will present the West Coast premiere of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles during its 2014-15 season as part of a Figaro Trilogy.

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WQXR Blog

Nearly 100 Composers Call for End to Minnesota Orchestra Lockout

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The longest labor dispute in U.S. orchestral history witnessed a new salvo on Thursday as 91 composers sent an open letter to the Minnesota Orchestra’s musicians, administrators and board.

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WQXR Blog

Poll: What's the Greatest Gay Collaboration in Classical Music?

Friday, June 28, 2013

As pride weekend kicks off in New York, take our poll and tell us what you think: What have been the most productive gay collaborations in classical music?

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Q2 Music

John Corigliano's Radical Pursuit of the New and Immediate

Monday, April 29, 2013

While never fully breaking from the expressive language developed by Mahler and his 20th-Century heirs, Corigliano develops it to often harrowing extremes. Read a profile of the celebrated American composer and listen to him introduce his music. 

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Hammered!

Runs in the Family

Monday, April 29, 2013

Family ties resemble teacher-student relations in weird ways. A student's music might "resemble" a teacher's style, or sometimes try very hard to disassociate itself. This week on Hammered! we sort through the branches of four different musical family trees.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: John Corigliano's 75th Birthday Concert

Monday, April 29, 2013

On Monday, a star-studded line-up celebrated John Corigliano's 75th birthday at LPR. Listen to the archive of Q2 Music's live audio webcast of the event.

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Operavore

Just Like an Opera

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"In listening to Tempest, Bob Dylan’s newest album which dropped last Tuesday, I can’t help but be reminded of Stravinsky," writes Olivia Giovetti. Indeed, Dylan's songs frequently aspire to art-song sophistication.

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New Sounds

Look & Listen Festival 2010

Sunday, September 09, 2012

From the Look & Listen Festival at the Chelsea Art Museum, two acoustic works by composers who often work in electronic music. The JACK Quartet plays the NY premiere of “Contritus” by Caleb Burhans; and eighth blackbird performs “Still Life with Avalanche” by Missy Mazzoli. Plus, music by Hannah Lash, performed by the JACK quartet and Jade Simmons playing a work by John Corigliano.

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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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WQXR Blog

With 'One Sweet Morning,' Corigliano Finally Writes His 9/11 Piece

Thursday, September 29, 2011

When Alan Gilbert asked John Corigliano to write a large-scale commemoration of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the composer realized he didn’t want the piece to depict the actual event. He had a novel solution.

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New Sounds

Look & Listen Festival 2010

Monday, September 12, 2011

From the Look & Listen Festival at the Chelsea Art Museum, two acoustic works by composers who often work in electronic music. The JACK Quartet plays the NY premiere of “Contritus” by Caleb Burhans; and eighth blackbird performs “Still Life with Avalanche” by Missy Mazzoli. 

 

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WQXR Features

Decade 9/11: Responses in Classical Music

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Writing a piece about a major disaster, war or other crisis is one of the bigger challenges a composer may face. In this guide to pieces about September 11, we explore how every composer faced a specific hurdle and how they arrived at a given solution.

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Cued Up

Look & Listen Festival 2010

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Q2 brings you the opening night concert of New York's 2010 Look and Listen Festival, recorded live May 7 at the Chelsea Art Museum. With WNYC's John Schaefer as host, the concert features music by Q2 composer portraits Missy Mazzoli and Caleb Burhans, as well as Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez, Hannah Lash and the revered John Corigliano. The impressive roster of performers includes eighth blackbird, the JACK Quartet, and pianist Jade Simmons.

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Studio 360

John Corigliano on Aaron Copland

Friday, November 17, 2006

The composer John Corigliano has collected an impressive stack of awards for his music. He won an Academy Award for his score to the movie The Red Violin, and a Pulitzer Prize for his Second Symphony. Jonathan Mitchell asked Corigliano about the music that ...

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Studio 360

Baghdad, Eggers, Moby

Friday, November 17, 2006

Music superstar Moby explains how his tunes became ubiquitous, and why he doesn't equate selling them to advertisers with selling his soul. Dave Eggers talks to Kurt Andersen about his new book What is The What. Eggers became the ghost-writer for Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee from Sudan. And we'll talk to a graphic novelist who turned a news item about the Baghdad zoo at the start of the war into a contemporary Animal Farm.

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Studio 360

New York

Saturday, September 22, 2001

This week Kurt Andersen reflects on the tragedy of September 11th with writer Marie Ponsot and composer John Corigliano. They talk about the place of art in a world with war, suffering and anger, and how art has shaped the city of New York. Ponsot reads W.H. Auden's poem "September ...