Tune in on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. for this exciting new program that explores the new world of classical music and composition.
3/2 Maya Beiser This week we're featuring cellist Maya Beiser's latest CD with composer and pianist Michael Harrison, Time Loops. Harrison: Just Ancient Loops, I Harrison: Time Loops J.S. Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria Harrison: Raga Prelude I, Yaman Arvo PÃ¤r: Spiegel im Spiegel Harrison: Hijaz (Beiser, c; Young People's Chorus of New York City; NÃºÃ±ez, cond)
3/9 Composers inspired by Radiohead Crossover between classical and rock musicians was common in the 1970's, but has taken a bit of a break until recently. Now instead of composers influencing rock musicians like Brian Eno, a rock band is having a huge influence on a diverse array of composers around the globe. The music of Radiohead has been arranged by countless composers and has yielded fascinating results.
3/16 CD Grab Bag Seth samples from recent new music releases sent to Relevant Tones by composers, performers, and music fans across the country. Sebastian Currier: Entanglement, I (Yehonatan Berick, v; Laura Melton, p) Albany Troy 1351 Elliott Carter: Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux (Claire Chase, f; Josh Rubin, cl) New Focus 122 Eric Whitacre: Sleep (Grant Park Chorus) Cedille 131â€¨Tan Dun: Concerto for Orchestra, I & II (Hong Kong Philharmonic; Tan Dun, cond) Naxos 8.570608 Anders Hillborg: Peacock Tales (Martin FrÃ¶st, cl; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Tognetti, cond) BIS 1863 John Link: Around the Bend (Flexible Music) New Focus 105â€¨
3/23 eighth blackbird Fresh off their 2012 Grammy win, the Chicago ensemble eighth blackbird stops by to discuss their latest album, recent premieres and performances across the globe. Jennifer Higdon: Zaka Thomas Albert: Excerpt from Thirteen Ways Frederic Rzewski: Les Moutons De Panurge Steve Reich: Excerpt from Double Sextet Jennifer Higdon: Concerto for Sextet and Orchestra, On a Wire Steve Mackey: Excerpt from Lonely Motel
3/30 Boulez's Notations In his Notations, Pierre Boulez composed twelve short piano miniatures that contain a cosmos of sound and potentiality. After decades at the helm of the avant-garde, Boulez has set to work unlocking those inner possibilities through thoughtful orchestration and elaboration. Olivier Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'enfant JÃ©sus (Peter Serkin, p) Anton Von Webern: Variations for Piano (Peter Serkin, p) Pierre Boulez: Twelve Notations for Piano (Pierre-Laurent Aimard, p) Luigi Nono: Il Canto Sospesoâ€¨Karlheinz Stockhausen: KlavierstÃ¼cke, Mvt. III (Herbert Henck, p) Pierre Boulez: Notations for Orchestra, I-IV (Vienna Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado, cond) Pierre Boulez: Notations for Orchestra, IV, VII (Lyon National Orchestra, David Robertson, cond)