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On-Demand Audio: Ensemble LPR

Friday, March 07, 2014

March 7, Q2 Music streamed a live webcast of Le Poisson Rouge's in-house Ensemble LPR, performing the music of Jonny Greenwood, Bryce Dessner and Bela Bartok. Listen to the show on demand. 

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The National's Bryce Dessner and Kronos Quartet Join Forces for 'Aheym'

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bryce Dessner, guitarist of The National, ventures deeper into classical composition with "Aheym," a collection of four works performed by the Kronos Quartet. Stream the full album this week.

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Why Carl Wilson Hates The National

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Music critic, Carl Wilson, recently penned a piece for Slate aptly titled, “Why I Hate The National.” He explains the reasoning — or rather, the emotions — behind his ire.

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New Sounds

The Art of New Songs

Saturday, September 08, 2012

We'll hear works that exist at the juncture of art song and pop song on this New Sounds. There's music from Clogs, who have lately become purveyors of vocal chamber pop, with additions of singers from the indie rock world. There's also a brilliant collection of new work from Corey Dargel, a Texas-born, Brooklyn based composer, who impishly crafts classical pop song cycles. Plus, music by Natalie Merchant, Alex Cline, Brian Dewan, and David Sylvian.

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry with Bryce Dessner

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

“Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” is a new music festival curated by twin guitarists Aaron and Bryce Dessner, from the popular indie-rock band The National. We’ll get a preview as songwriter Jherek Bischoff and guitarist/performance artist Steven Reker of People Get Ready joins Bryce Dessner in our performance studio.   

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Gig Alert: The War On Drugs

Monday, December 12, 2011

The War On Drugs plays with The National Monday night at the Beacon Theatre. Download the Philly rockers' soaring single "Come To The City" here.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

SONiC Conclusion from the American Composers Orchestra

Monday, October 17, 2011

On Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 pm, the concluding night of the American Composers Orchestra's SONiC Festival, the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center played palatial host to the world premiere of composer-performer Bryce Dessner's double guitar concerto, St. Carolyn by the Sea. Featuring Bryce Dessner on guitar along with his twin brother Aaron Dessner, the SONiC-commissioned piece was led by American Composer Orchestra conductor George Manahan and hosted by John Schaefer from WNYC's New Sounds Live. 

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New Sounds

The Art of New Songs

Friday, September 02, 2011

We'll hear works that exist at the juncture of art song and pop song on this New Sounds. There's music from Clogs, who have lately become purveyors of vocal chamber pop, with additions of singers from the indie rock world. There's also a brilliant collection of new work from Corey Dargel, a Texas-born, Brooklyn based composer, who impishly crafts classical pop song cycles. Plus, music by Natalie Merchant, Alex Cline, Brian Dewan, and David Sylvian.

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Bryce Dessner's AM JAMZ

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We want to hear what YOU listen to on your commute. Check out today's featured playlist – then submit yours.

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