Watch: 'Saturn' from Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly's 'Planetarium'

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sufjan Stevens, The National's Bryce Dessner and composer Nico Muhly will soon release an album version of their solar-system inspired song cycle. Watch the video for 'Saturn' today.

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Watch: Animated Video for Sarah Kirkland Snider's 'The Barn' With DM Stith and Shara Nova

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Watch a new animated video for Sarah Kirkland Snider's 'The Barn' from her opera 'Unremembered' featuring vocalists DM Stith and Shara Nova and The Unremembered Orchestra.

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Watch: Vicky Chow Performs Andy Akiho's 'Vick(i/y)'

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Watch pianist Vicky Chow perform composer Andy Akiho's haunting "Vick(i/y)" for prepared piano at Brooklyn's Pioneer Works and at the Storm King sculpture garden.

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Celebrating Trickster, Polystylist John Adams @ 70

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sunday, Feb. 20, join host Phil Kline for an encore presentation celebrating the birthday of one of classical music's most celebrated and performed living composers: John Adams.

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Video Premiere: Grant Cutler's 'Georgia'

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

For Grant Cutler's "Georgia," the composer and electronic musician recorded artists improvising to delayed recordings of themselves. Watch the video premiere for the work.

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Philip Glass @ 80: A 24-Hour Birthday Celebration

Monday, January 30, 2017

This Sunday, Q2 Music celebrates the 80th birthday of the iconic minimalist composer Philip Glass with an encore 24-hour marathon of his music. 

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Announcing: New Sounds with John Schaefer on Q2 Music

Monday, January 23, 2017

Beginning Monday, Jan. 23, WNYC's New Sounds – an hour of new and unusual music with John Schaefer – can be heard at 9 am and 6 pm daily on Q2 Music.

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Video Premiere: Robert Honstein's 'Grand Tour'

Monday, January 09, 2017

Robert Honstein's "Grand Tour" offers a musical tour of the canals, alleyways and lagoons of Venice, Italy. Watch pianist Karl Larson perform the piece in this video premiere.

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A Day in the Life of Missy Mazzoli

Friday, January 06, 2017

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Missy Mazzoli gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a rehearsal for the New York premiere of her opera “Breaking the Waves.”

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Q2 Music's 2016 New-Music Countdown

Saturday, December 31, 2016

We asked Q2 Music listeners to vote on their favorite new-music of the last 20 years. Beginning December 28, we'll countdown the top 50 votes. The top-voted choice will bring in 2017.

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A Day in the Life: Alarm Will Sound

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Mike Clayville from Alarm Will Sound takes over our Instagram to document Alarm Will Sound’s preparation for “Splitting Adams."

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Alex Ross's Current Obsessions

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Join Q2 Music this winter for a series of new and compelling musical main dishes, catered by New Yorker music critic Alex Ross. This week: Ashley Fure's "Bound to the Bow."

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A Day in the Life: The Westerlies

Friday, December 23, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Riley Mulherkar from The Westerlies brings us along for their annual holiday bash.

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Top New-Music Moments of 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, Q2 Music staff and writers look back on some of the most uplifting, imagination-gripping, and breathtaking musical achievements of the past year. 

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A Day in the Life: Gabriel Kahane

Friday, December 09, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Gabriel Kahane takes over our Instagram to document concert prepping, quality cat-time and a new Q2 Music theme song.

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App Download: Richard Reed Parry's 'Their Passing in Time'

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Richard Reed Parry's "Their Passing in Time," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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Andrew Norman's Video Game-Inspired 'Play' Wins Grawemeyer Award

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Composer Andrew Norman's orchestral "Play" is this year's recipient for the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Join us in listening to the entire piece today at 12 pm.

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App Download: Ellis Ludwig-Leone's 'Envelopes from 67'

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Ellis Ludwig-Leone's "Envelopes from 67," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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Mind-Blowing, Mystical 24-Hour Meredith Monk Marathon

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Join us Sunday, Nov. 20 to celebrate the birthday of Meredith Monk with 24 hours of her beguiling music, insights from the composer herself, and remixes from her noted admirers.

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App Download: Nico Muhly's 'Fielding Dawson in Franz Kline's Studio'

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Nico Muhly's "Fielding Dawson in Franz Kline's Studio," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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