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The New Canon on Q2 Music is a weekly show devoted to freshly-pressed CDs and world premiere recordings from across the new-music spectrum. The New Canon offers listeners the chance to experience pieces never-before-heard on Q2 Music and with hosts — composers, musicians, producers, critics — who share their passion for the newest of the new.
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Latest Episodes and Articles
Monday, May 20, 2013
This week, we hear the world premiere recording of Magnus Lindberg's Piano Concerto No. 2, as delivered by the New York Philharmonic. We also sample Lee Hyla's new album "My Life on the Plains" and hear from our album of the week, featuring previously unrecorded music by Ann Southam.
Monday, May 13, 2013
This week’s episode of The New Canon features Wolfgang Rihm’s musical meditations on the symphonies of Brahms, and electro-acoustic music from Ireland and Denmark.
Monday, May 06, 2013
This week’s episode features works recordings from women’s choir The Crossing, the Molinari String Quartet, and pianist Ivan Sokolov playing Galina Ustvolskaya.
Monday, April 29, 2013
This week on The New Canon we listen to recordings that mix art music with folk music from Brooklyn Rider, Martin Perry and Christine Southworth.
Monday, April 22, 2013
This week’s episode of the New Canon features pianist Eve Egoyan's world premiere recordings of posthumous by Ann Southam, and music for brass by Andrew Rindfleisch. We also hear from our album of the week—a cycle of Schubert-inspired songs by David Lang that features performances by Shara Worden and Bryce Dessner.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This week on the New Canon, we hear from Nick Brooke's "Border Towns," pairing field recordings from the U.S. border with musical quotations of early American popular music. We also sample the Del Sol Quartet's new album of folk-based American music and the Attacca Quartet's recording of John Adams's complete string quartets.