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.
Sunday, July 07, 2013
The celebrations are already beginning for composer John Zorn's upcoming 60th birthday on September 2nd. During the next few months there will be concerts of Zorn's music in the museums and concert halls of New York City, as well as elsewhere in the world. Zorn has been David Garland's most frequent guest on Spinning On Air over the years, and now he returns to the show again, to share some new music that will be featured in two concerts that are part of the Lincoln Center Festival this month.
Friday, May 03, 2013
String quartet Brooklyn Rider's sixth album, A Walking Fire, is taken from a poem by the 13th-century poet Rumi. "A Walking Fire" is also the title of the final movement of one of the pieces on the album, written by Brooklyn Rider violinist Colin Jacobsen, titled "Three Miniatures For String Quartet." We hear that piece performed live in the studio, along with two others, taken from an album that includes works by the Russian composer and violinist Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin and Bela Bartók.
Monday, April 15, 2013
On "Fellow Traveller," the young Attacca Quartet takes on John Adams's complete string quartets, including the previously unrecorded title track. Stream it in full all this week.
Friday, January 18, 2013
By Brian Wise
Along with New York politicos and influence peddlers, a string quartet from Rochester is heading to the nation's capital for President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Monday.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
WQXR's Beethoven string quartet marathon took place in The Greene Space on Sunday, Nov. 18. We've posted all 16 performances from the marathon.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
For this New Sounds, listen to some works for small ensembles, played by both "real" and "virtual" small ensembles. We’ll hear music from the Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince from the album “In White,” along with ambient chamber music by Phillip Schroeder.