Friday, May 03, 2013
Listen to music for multiple stringed instruments on this New Sounds. Hear a work from “Recursions,” the solo record by violist Nicholas Cords, who is both a member of the string quartet Brooklyn Rider and Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Cords’ five-part suite, “Five Migrations,” builds looped melodies that range from the thoughtful to the propulsive, with stops at the Penguin Café and along the Silk Road. There’s also music for multiple violins with music from Todd Reynolds, for multiple cellos by Zoe Keating, and perhaps music performed by double-bass player Robert Black of the Bang on a Can All-Stars.
Monday, April 08, 2013
On this week's The New Canon, sample the new solo album by Brooklyn Rider violist Nicholas Cords and enjoy solos for cello, bass and harp by Samuel Adler. Also, hear selections from our current Album of the Week, "Corollaries," by virtuoso pianist/composer Lubomyr Melnyk.