Friday, April 18, 2014
William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, which falls on Wednesday, provides an opportunity to spotlight some lesser-known repertoire that has been inspired by the Bard of Avon.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
It’s almost a theme and variations edition of New Sounds, taking John Dowland’s “Flow My Tears” as a starting point and playing on the theme of tears and melancholy. Hear mostly instrumental works based on Dowland’s “Lachrimae” pieces, the best known of which is probably "Flow my Tears," - and it eventually had words. There’s multiple moods and variations on tears from Austrian trombonist Christian Muthspiel and an all-star quartet of musicians who “are at home in the worlds of both composed music as well as improvisation and jazz.”
Monday, September 05, 2011
The Renaissance forerunner of the guitar still has its fans, among them Rolf Lislevand, the Dowland Project, the Blue Rubies, and Josef van Wissem. For this New Sounds, hear performances of everything from medieval music to the Clash, and more.