Conor Hanick

Conor Hanick appears in the following:

Color, Spontaneity, and the Music of Pierre Boulez

Monday, September 16, 2013

Despite this month's phenomenal, forward-looking programs on Q2 Music's Lucerne Festival webcasts, there is a conspicuous absence of music by one of the festival's artistic gurus—and one of the most influential musicians of the last fifty years—Pierre Boulez.

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Listen: World Premieres from Benjamin Attahir and Christian Mason

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Q2 Music presents the second of four performances recorded at the 2013 Lucerne Festival, featuring world premieres from competition winners Benjamin Attahir and Christian Mason. 


Happy Birthday, John Zorn

Monday, September 09, 2013

Maverick force of nature and New York new music fixture John Zorn turned 60 last week and the whole city is celebrating. This week on Hammered! we explore his tremendously varied keyb...


Iannis Xenakis and Bela Bartok Live from Lucerne

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Sunday, September 8 at 6 pm, Q2 Music presents the first of four performances recorded live at the 2013 Lucerne Festival in Switzerland.


The Road Less Traveled

Monday, September 02, 2013

This week on Hammered! we queue up portions of Frederic Rzewski's epic musical novel The Road—in addition to a few driving playlists of our own. Tune in all week at 10 am.


Pledging Allegiance To Charles Ives

Monday, July 01, 2013

This Fourth of July week on Hammered!, tune in for the piano-based repertoire of American music's great experimental pioneer.


Music For A Summer Evening

Monday, June 24, 2013

Nothing accompanies a sweated-through T-shirt and an oppressively humid summer evening like George Crumb, right? Get your dog day's musical antidote all week on Hammered! with summertime music not written by George Gershwin.

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When The Piano Isn't Enough...

Monday, June 17, 2013

Late in his life, the famed Italian pianist and composer Ferruccio Busoni felt so straightjacketed by the tonal system that he said one of the only viable method of escape was the inv...


Born from Silence

Monday, June 10, 2013

What is it about the opening measures of Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, or Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring that generates such intense musical magnetism? This week on Hammered! we explore how the starts of pieces impact the music that follows. 


Hosting a New-Music Cliburn Competition

Monday, June 03, 2013

The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. But it must be asked: can someone play something—ANYTHING?—after, like, maybe 1910!?


The Many Musical Caps of Igor Stravinsky

Monday, May 27, 2013

Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring turns 100 on Wednesday! Was there a bolder, more influential work in the 20th century? On the days surrounding Q2 Music's Rite Of Spring Fever, Hammer...


Music For The Uncommon Mind

Monday, May 20, 2013

With all the richness, and pianistic splendor of last week behind us, the only suitable response involves music of clarity and sparseness. This week on the program we're balancing Aim...


On-Demand Video: An Evening with Nico Muhly and Two Boys

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On May 14, Q2 Music and NPR Music presented a live video webcast previewing the American debut of composer Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys. The evening also included performances by songw...

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard's Contrapuntal World

Monday, May 13, 2013

Few pianists have impacted contemporary music more profoundly than the Frenchman Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Hear his insights and performances of Ives, Ligeti and Messiaen all week on Hammered!


In Their Own Words

Monday, May 06, 2013

When in doubt return to the source, especially when that source is Elliott Carter, David Lang, or other informed, articulate and engaging promoters of their own music. This week on th...

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Runs in the Family

Monday, April 29, 2013

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 Ham...


Studying the Etude

Monday, April 22, 2013

Taking a page out of the great Nicholas Hodges' recent programatic playbook, this week on Hammered! we re-contextualize a handful of classic etudes by throwing in fistfuls of freshly ...

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Group Dynamics

Monday, April 08, 2013

This week on Hammered! we explore the mountains of chamber music that includes piano(s), or, otherwise put, music for piano+. Hear music from Thomas Ades, Ezequiel Vinao, Benjamin Broening and many more.


Portrait Of The Artist

Monday, April 01, 2013

As a follow-up to our five-day pianist profile series last fall, aptly titled Solid Gould, Hammered! presents a week's worth of hour-long musical portraits of some of the great pianists of the contemporary music world, including performances from the late Charles Rosen.

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Bach To The Future

Monday, March 25, 2013

Echoing the around-the-clock programming on WQXR's Bach 360 Festival, this week on Hammered!, we allow the great Baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach guide the musical conversation. L...