Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Contemporary composers address the issues of our time and so should the modern orchestra, writes conductor Michael Lewanski on updating the symphonic repertoire.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thoughout history, composers have struggled to finance music written for large orchestras. As part of our Symphomania celebration, musicologist Douglas Shadle weighs in.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Join Q2 Music on Sunday, April 24 for our second annual Symphomania, a 24-hour marathon stream of music that offers a vision of orchestral repertoire composed in or after the year 2000.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Each Thursday, we're offering a new, exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week, download Marcos Balter's ethereal 'Bladed Stance' for yMusic.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Q2 Music's Meet the Composer podcast with Nadia Sirota was named a finalist for a 2016 Peabody Award, which celebrates media arts of the highest ambitions and standards.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Each Thursday, we're offering a new, exclusive live recording to save to your phone. This week, download a live rendition of Judd Greenstein's "Clearing, Dawn, Dance" for yMusic.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Each Thursday, we're offering a new, exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week, download the world premiere of David Lang's "Broken" for viola and viol.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Pianist Sarah Cahill stopped by the Q2 Music studio to perform Lou Harrison's rarely-heard (and perhaps never-before recorded) 'Range Song.'
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Each Thursday, we're offering a new, exclusive recording to consume on-the-go. This week, download the world premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's "Tessellatum" performed by Nadia Sirota.
Monday, March 14, 2016
The celebrated and prolific composer and conductor Peter Maxwell Davies has died at the age of 81.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Thursday, March 24, celebrate the expansive but intimate music of the late iconic French composer, organist and bird-lover Olivier Messiaen with a 24-hour marathon of his works.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Last summer, Q2 Music collaborated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to crowd-source found sounds for a commission by John Luther Adams. You can download that piece today.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
On Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 28, Q2 Music presents Lights, Camera, Music!, a 24-hour kaleidoscopic survey of innovative and new-music inflected film scores.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin stopped by the WQXR studios to perform his "Pavane Variée" and George Gershwin's "Liza," arranged by Earl Wild. Watch his performance on-demand.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Leading American composer Steven Stucky, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Music, died Feb. 14 at the age of 66.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
We visited Sō Percussion's Brooklyn studio to film the quartet perform Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche's 'Drumkit Quartets.'
Monday, February 08, 2016
Philip Glass returns as curator for the 26th annual Tibet House Benefit at Carnegie Hall. He stopped by the studio to talk spiritual awakenings and performing with David Bowie.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
German electronic musician Alva Noto was one of three composers to score "The Revenant" – a film up for twelve Oscars, including Best Picture. He joins us in the studio.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Sunday, Jan. 24 and again on Tuesday, Jan. 26, celebrate your favorite new-music releases of 2015 with a special pre-Grammy Awards, ensemble-hosted 24-hour marathon.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Contemporary music composers and performers – including Richard Reed Parry, Daniel Felsenfeld and John Lurie – share personal tributes to David Bowie.