Doug Balliett appears in the following:
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Have you ever heard a piece of VERY early music and thought, "that could easily have been written today"? Today the Brothers Balliett explore music that's so old it sounds new.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
The American-born, Germany-based composer Gloria Coates is the most prolific female symphonist of all time. Today at 3, the Brothers Balliett take a listen.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Happy holidaze! This week, the Brothers Balliett pay homage to that great holiday tradition of seemingly-endless travel; two airplane-centric works take centerstage today.
Monday, December 22, 2014
For the 22nd day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a reversed violones rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" from The Brothers Balliett's Doug Balliett.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Today at 3, The Brothers Balliett hear Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber perform Stravinsky, Thomas Adès take on Schubert and Philip Glass and Steve Reich jam on Four Organs.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Today at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett present their favorite releases of 2014 (so far), including performances by The Cellar and Point, Miranda Cuckson and more.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Continuing their series of 'Guerrilla Composer Portraits', the Brothers Balliett settle into the Q2 Music studios with the music of American composer Arthur Levering.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
You heard it here first, folks. That's the theme of today's show, as the Brothers dive into the rich ocean of new releases from spring, summer, and fall of 2014.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
This week, the Brothers Balliett are joined in the studio by Jonathan Dawe, a composer driven by a profound love of Baroque music and an obsession with fractals. Listen Thursday at 3 pm.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
There is no greater Fall pleasure than taking in some refreshingly crisp air and putting on music that is both beautiful and brooding. Join the Brothers Balliett Thursday at 3.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Have you ever heard a piece of new music that made you go... "Huh?" Thursday at 3 pm, wrap your head around some joyfully confusing music with the Brothers Balliett.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Is the appropriation of the past (as material for a new work) any less creative than all-new material? Thursday at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett listen to new takes on old music.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Today at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett take a listen to five composers who truly know how to rock the new-music guitar.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Today at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett explore modern music that draws on ancient Greek mythology and literature for inspiration.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Continuing their series of Guerrilla Composer Portraits, in which a composer is featured without their foreknowledge or permission, the Brothers Balliett set their sites on the fascinating American composer Richard Festinger. Listen today at 3 pm.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
The Brothers Balliett operate on a 10-point manifesto that concludes with "We Believe In the Groove." Today at 3 pm, join them for an hour all about groove in contemporary music, and the different kinds of groove that can be achieved by different voices.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
So, you fancy yourself an expert on the music of innovative American composer George Perle, do you? Join the Brothers Balliett today at 3 pm for a deep dive into the Pulitzer Prize-winner's music to see how much you really know.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Today's show puts the spotlight on one of America's most interesting and artistically innovative periods: the post-war years, stretching from the 1950's to the 1970's. But that's not all: today's focus is ALSO about the instrument that every composer must write for, probably again and again: the PIANO.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Did you ever consider taking your favorite toy as inspiration for a new composition? We hope you did, but if not, don't worry: this Thursday at 3 pm, dive into pieces by composers, such as Nathan Davis and Sofia Gubaidulina, who took inspiration from childhood trinkets like toy pianos.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Continuing a series of portrait concerts without their subjects' foreknowledge, advice, or permission, the Brothers Balliett explore the whimsical and fanfare-laden world of internationally-recognized composer Andrew Rindfleisch. Listen today at 3 pm.