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Watch Live: Bang on a Can All-Stars Unveil 'Field Recordings'

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On Wednesday, May 13, watch a complete performance of "Field Recordings," the latest album from new-music trailblazers Bang on a Can All-Stars. Live from The Greene Space at WQXR.

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New York Now

Listen: Annie Gosfield, Billy Martin, Roger Kleier and Wicked Knee

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April 16, composer/sampling guru Annie Gosfield and drummer Billy Martin of Medeski Martin & Wood came together as part of the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival.

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WQXR Blog

New John Cage Website Aims Set the Record Straight on Composer

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"It's not about doing whatever the hell you want," the famously colorful conductor told an audience of supporters and journalists.
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New York Now

Listen: Four World Premieres from Cone Composition Institute

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Four young composers had their works premiered by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra last summer as a part of the inaugural NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute at Princeton.

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: Jennifer Higdon's Viola Concerto with Soloist Roberto Diaz

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Violist Roberto Diaz and the Curtis Chamber Orchestra under Robert Spano perform Jennifer Higdon's "Viola Concerto," a work co-commissioned by the Library of Congress.

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: St. Lawrence String Quartet Goes The Distance for John Adams

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The St. Lawrence String Quartet gives the world premiere performance of John Adam's second String Quartet in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: Premiere of Irving Fine's Two-Piano Transcription

Friday, April 24, 2015

Pianists Oliver Hagen and Daniel Pesca give the world premiere of Irving Fine's "Toccata Concertante" transcribed for two pianos, in this recording from the Library of Congress.   

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: Jefferson Friedman Premiere with Chiara String Quartet and Simone Dinnerstein

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the Chiara String Quartet give the world premiere of Jefferson Friedman's "The Heart Wakes Into" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: George Lewis, Washing Machines and Ensemble Dal Niente

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Members of Ensemble Dal Niente give the world premiere of George Lewis's "The Mangle of Practice" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.  

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New York Now

Listen: World Premiere of Edward T. Cone's Symphony

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Last summer, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presented the premiere of Edward T. Cone's Symphony at Princeton University as part of a project celebrating local composers.

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Premiere Marc Neikrug

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Members of the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group give the world premiere performance of Marc Neikrug's "Tiger's Nest" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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WQXR Blog

Julia Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields' Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Monday, April 20, 2015

Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields, a multimedia oratorio about the plight of Pennsylvania coal miners, has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for music.
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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Martin Scherzinger's Alternative Calculus in 'African Math'

Monday, April 20, 2015

Composer Martin Scherzinger's new record is an enlightened take on the traditional music of Africa – mostly because his music recognizes that it is not African music. Listen all week.

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: Amphion String Quartet Premieres Einojuhani Rautavaara

Monday, April 20, 2015

Amphion String Quartet and Nicolas Altstaedt give the world premiere of Einojuhani Rautavaara's "Variations for Five" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: Orchestra 2001 Premiere Chaya Czernowin

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Orchestra 2001 gives the world premiere of Chaya Czernowin's "Slow Summer Stay II: Lakes" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: Gregory Walker Premieres His Father George Walker's 'Bleu'

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Gregory Walker gives the world premiere of "Bleu" for unaccompanied violin by his father, composer George Walker, in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: Daniel Hope and Jeffrey Kahane 'Compare Notes' with Nico Muhly

Friday, April 17, 2015

Violinist Daniel Hope and pianist Jeffrey Kahane give the world premiere of Nico Muhly's "Compare Notes" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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Concerts from the Library of Congress

Listen: Cygnus Ensemble Premieres Mario Davidovsky's 'Ladino Songs'

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Cygnus Ensemble and soprano Elizabeth Farnum give the world premiere performance of Mario Davidovsky's "Ladino Songs" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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New York Now

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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Mixtapes

Prepared Pianist Hauschka on Friends and Influences

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Berlin-based pianist and composer Hauschka uses prepared piano as a vehicle for layered, mesmerizing improvisation-colored pieces. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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