Conor Hanick appears in the following:
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.
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!?
Monday, May 27, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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!
Monday, May 06, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
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.
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.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
The timbral language of the harpsichord intriguingly, if not unexpectedly, connects the modern and pre-Classical eras. This week on Hammered! we explore that lineage by juxtaposing music from the Baroque era with more recently written scores, all composed for the harpsichord.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Almost all cogent musical structures are built on some kind of repetition or cycle. This week on Hammered! we decode the musical cycles behind some of the century's most fascinating architectural blueprints.
Monday, March 04, 2013
The mark of a well-constructed album is that its individual parts form a greater whole, each work elevated through the connections made with adjacent tracks. Tune in this week on Hammered! for five such albums.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Brooklyn-based composer Ryan Anthony Francis draws on the influences of artist M.C. Escher, author Haruki Murakami and poet Wilhelm Muller. Hear what they've told him this week at 10 am on Hammered!.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Differentiating the piano from other percussion instruments is partly, and perhaps most meaningfully, its ability to imitate the human voice, to sound cantabile. This week on Hammered! the piano takes center stage and accompanies itself in a series of one-instrument art song recitals.