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Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Composer Max Richter has taken apart Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," and reconfigured the components while reclaiming the work as a beautiful object.

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Listen: Max Richter and American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 pm, watch a live video stream of composer Max Richter and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing a sold-out performance at Le Poisson Rouge.

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With Max Richter

Thursday, March 26, 2015

German keyboardist, composer, and producer Max Richter joins John Schaefer in the studio to present selections from Max Richter’s recordings from the set, “Retrospective,” & more.

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Spring Awakenings?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Listen to spring-themed music from Taiwan’s A Moving Sound, Max Richter recomposing Vivaldi, and Meredith Monk's "Songs of Ascension" to mark the vernal (spring) equinox.

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Classics Recomposed

Friday, January 16, 2015

Hear variations on, recompositions of, and even electronic treatments added to romantic, baroque & medieval works on this New Sounds.

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Piano-Based New Music

Friday, December 12, 2014

LIsten to piano-based new music, including works by both Woodkid & Max Richter, PIano Etudes by Don Byron, performed by Lisa Moore, & music by Polish composer/pianist Tomasz Trzcinski.

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Mixtapes

Max Richter on Old Loves and Lullabies

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Composer Max Richter's 2012 recomposition of "Vivaldi, The Four Seasons" was a surprise classical hit. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi

Friday, April 18, 2014

Composer Max Richter has taken apart Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," and reconfigured the components while reclaiming the work as a beautiful object.  Richter opened up some of the repeating patterns already present in the work and as he says, “literally wrote myself into Vivaldi’s score.”  For this New Sounds, Max Richter joins us to present some of his "Recomposed: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons.”

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Remixing the Masters: Music for the Vernal Equinox

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Finally, spring has technically sprung.  For this New Sounds, hear music for the Vernal Equinox, including "spring" selections from Max Richter, who has recomposed Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," as well as reworkings of Stravinsky's ballet, "The Rite of Spring."  From a brand-new record by The Bad Plus, hear a reduction of Stravinsky's score (now 101 years old), as translated for jazz trio -piano, bass, and drums- by these incredible musicians. There are a few twists to this adaptation; most notably electronic treatments supplied by bassist Dave Anderson to warp pianist Ethan Iverson's riffs in the opening section, and some swing patterns on the ride cymbal, along with other tastefully-chosen audibles on percussion by drummer Dave King that might never have been imagined. 

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Post-classical Chamber Music

Saturday, October 26, 2013

"Post-classical Chamber Music" might be described as music that grows out of the “Classical” tradition but strips it down to the bare essentials. We’ll hear from the Belgium-based composer Sylvain Chauveau with music for piano and a couple of strings.  Also, listen to music from the Italian pianist/composer Ludovico Einaudi, along with something from the German composer Max Richter’s record “memoryhouse.”  Plus, new music from Christian Frederickson and the late Jason Noble (formerly of Rachel’s), for a live performance/video installation, called “The Painted Bird (Part II): Amidst.”

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With Dustin O'Halloran

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dustin O’Halloran is an American pianist/composer based in Berlin, whose approach to solo piano music is geared to avoid being lumped into either the buttoned-up classical tradition or the vapid noodlings of new age.  He has developed an introspective, cinematic, perhaps “post-classical”/”post-rock” sound, which feels atmospheric, emotive and melodically direct.

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Post-Minimalist Music

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Philip Glass’s piano works have had a longstanding and widespread influence – on the so-called Post-minimalist composers, but also on musicians working in the electronic dance world.  One of them is Francesco Tristano, who brings electronica’s repeating motifs back to the piano in his solo piece “The Melody.”  We’ll hear that, as well as several of William Duckworth’s “Time Curve Preludes,” often considered the first major Post-minimalist work, and a work from the late Canadian composer Ann Southam directly inspired by Glass’s piano works.

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Sound and Music

Sunday, March 03, 2013

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 music from Brian Eno in collaboration with like-minded musicians Jon Hopkins and Leo Abraham, a record called “Small Craft on a Milk Sea.”

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The 2012 New Sounds Listener Poll Results

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Listeners have spoken with their clicks!  We have the results of this year's poll, and there were some unsurprising contenders (Brian Eno, Philip Glass, and Bang on a Can) who annually make their way onto these lists, as well as a few shockers.  The listeners also happened to agree with some of John Schaefer's picks, as aired on last night's show.) Hear the full Listener Poll Top Ten Results tonight.

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Schaefer's Top Ten of 2012

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to John Schaefer's completely personal and opinionated look at the ten best new music releases of 2012. There just might be something by a Brooklyn-based Afrobeat party band, a violinist (usually a classical player) in collaboration with a German improvising pianist, and perhaps something from a cult American singer.  Listen for a vocal octet and a composer who reworked one of the classical music "war horse" works to great effect. 

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    Watch: Max Richter, Daniel Hope and Ensemble LPR

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

    Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music presents a live audio stream of violinist Daniel Hope and Ensemble LPR in performance of Max Richter's acclaimed deconstruction of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

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    Gig Alert: Max Richter

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

    New classical composer Max Richter brings his re-imagining of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" to (le) Poisson Rouge Thursday night. Download the track "Spring 3"

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    Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Composer Max Richter has taken apart Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," and reconfigured the components while reclaiming the work as a beautiful object.  Richter opened up some of the repeating patterns already present in the work and as he says, “literally wrote myself into Vivaldi’s score.”  For this New Sounds, Max Richter joins us to present some of his "Recomposed: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons.” 

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    The New Canon

    Giving New Voice to Complexity

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    This week on The New Canon, hear new recordings from the experimental German-born, British composer Max Richter and Danish icon Per Norgard, as well as highlights from the exciting debut CD of vocal octet, Roomful of Teeth.

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    Post-classical Chamber Music

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    "Post-classical Chamber Music" might be described as music that grows out of the “Classical” tradition but strips it down to the bare essentials. We’ll hear from the Belgium-based composer Sylvain Chauveau with music for piano and a couple of strings.  Also, listen to music from the Italian pianist/composer Ludovico Einaudi, along with something from the German composer Max Richter’s record “memoryhouse.”  Plus, new music from Christian Frederickson and the late Jason Noble (formerly of Rachel’s), for a live performance/video installation, called “The Painted Bird (Part II): Amidst.”

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