Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Tonight at 9 pm, this 40th anniversary concert included 2014's recipients: violist Dimitri Murath, pianist Charlie Albright and the Calder String Quartet.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Hear classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein perform works from her latest album of J.S. Bach compositions, in the Soundcheck studio.
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.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
This week From the Top brings you to Jordan Hall in Boston, Mass., for a series of string performances, and one piano. The program features “The Lark” by Mikhail Glinka brought to life by a wonderfully musical 11-year-old pianist. We'll also enjoy some unaccompanied Bach performed by a very thoughtful Boston-area teenager and a teenage string quartet shares moving stories about the healing power of music in their own lives.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
He's served as the keyboardist in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and as a go-to veteran session player for Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and countless other greats. Now, Tench is taking center stage with his debut solo album, You Should Be So Lucky.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Australian pianist Lisa Moore has performed with a slew of contemporary ensembles around the world, including the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Steve Reich Ensemble. She guest-hosts Hammered! for the month of February. Week One: the bleeding edge of experimental piano. Listen weekdays at 10 am.
Friday, January 17, 2014
The Scene: Los Angeles
From The Organist, KCRW's podcast with The Believer magazine
Chris Stroffolino is a Shakespearean scholar and a former member of the band Silver Jews. But these days, he lives in a 1983 Ford Econoline van which is retro-fitted with a piano in the back. He’ll drive around town, invite musicians in to play, or just open the side doors to give a ...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Despite the bizarrely high likelihood this week of NYC's "Polar Vortex" turning unseasonably spring-like, we're nevertheless hunkering down with wintery landscape pieces for piano and percussion, anchored by the The Adams From The North, Alaskan composer John Luther Adams.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
By Robert Krulwich : Host, Radiolab
You've heard it a thousand times, maybe 10,000. Is there any way to make "The Star-Spangled Banner" fresh? Even fascinating? There is (Jimi Hendrix aside). Here is a new one that did it for me — the Jon Batiste version.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Watch the archived webcast of Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz, winner of the 2014 Gilmore Award, performing in The Greene Space on Tuesday.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Hear new music for piano on this New Sounds program, including music from Canadian pianist/composer Heather Schmidt, as well as Canadian composer Ann Southam. From Schmidt's solo piano album of her own works called "Nebula,", listen to the title track. Also, hear music by George Crumb, along with Anton Batagov's alleged Letters of Sergei Rachmaninoff, music from Hauschka, and more.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
For this New Sounds, hear music from the duo Moon Ate the Dark, which is Anna Rose Carter (piano) and Christopher Brett Bailey (treatments.) Carter provides soft peals of piano and Bailey weaves them together with dark washes of reverb, and other subtle electronic processing. There's also glitchy ambient music from Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto along with music from the Hilary Hahn & Hauschka release, "Silfra." And more.
Monday, October 21, 2013
In this episode: For her recent piece in The New York Times, "Is Music The Key To Success?," journalist Joanne Lipman interviewed high achievers who credit music experience directly to their professional achievements in other fields. Lipman is also the co-author of the new book Strings Attached, about her own childhood music teacher.
Then, pianist Valentina Lisitsa -- one of the biggest names in classical music thanks, in part, to 62 million views on YouTube -- performs the music of Liszt in the Soundcheck studio.