Max Richter

Spinning on Air

Room to Think

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Sometimes it feels like the swirling currents of current events are pushing and pulling us off course. David Garland offers pieces by Max Richter, Carl Orff, Pete Seeger, Kitty Brazelton, and anonymous music from centuries ago, which might clear your mind, and stimulate it, providing room to think.

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New Sounds

Violin Works

Friday, March 25, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to the new recording, "September Canons" featuring violinist Todd Reynolds performing a piece written for him by American composer Ingram Marshall.  It’s a soaring, searing work for violin with electronic processing, and is a "lamentation on the events of September 11, 2001."  Also, hear music by new York-based violinist and composer Christopher Tignor, of the band Slow Six, from his release “Core Memory Unwound.”   Plus there’s music from Swiss violinist Paul Giger, with a Tibetan Buddhist-inflected piece for violin and choir, and a work for violin and keyboard by Max Richter.


New Sounds

Violin and Cello Plus

Friday, February 25, 2011

Listen to works for violin and cello, with electronics and without, or with piano or voice on this New Sounds.  There's music from Princeton-based composer Frances White, "The Old Rose Reader" for violin, voice, video animation, and electronics.  It's a romantic work containing stories about all varieties of roses, some famous for having been grown in Empress Josephine's garden at Malmaison.

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An interesting year in soundtracks

Monday, December 13, 2010

John Schaefer likes these film scores, even though he hasn't seen the films.

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New Sounds

Sound and Music

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to works that play with sound and music, at the intersection where one leaves off and the other begins.  Hear the latest from Brian Eno, in collaboration with like-minded musicians Jon Hopkins and Leo Abraham, called “Small Craft on a Milk Sea.”  

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New Sounds

EuroMinimalism, Part 1

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Though it developed in the States, Minimalism has spread, and now post-minimal music can be heard on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll hear music by Hauschka, Howard Skempton, Max Richter, the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Wim Mertens, and more.  Hauschka is the alias of German pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann, who playfully explores the  ‘prepared’ piano in his works.  We'll hear something from his latest release - "Ferndorf."  There's also music by British composer Howard Skempton, Belgian minimalist Wim Mertens, and much more.


New Sounds

Another Musical Travelogue

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Another musical travelogue is in store on this edition of New Sounds, with stops in Tokyo, Berlin, Bandung (Java), and other ports of call.  Listen for works by Max Richter, Ute Lemper, Sabah Habas Mustapha, Gato Libre, and more.


New Sounds

A Musical Travelogue

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Listen to a musical tour through cities of Eastern Europe (mostly) on this New Sounds program.  German composer Max Richter presents his latest collection of ringtones for piano, "24 Postcards in Full Colour."

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New Sounds

Ambient Post-Rock

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

For this New Sounds, there's ambient post-rock music from Jon Hopkins, a Scottish musician who writes and performs his own melody-led electronica.