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David Lang breaks down two of his "Memory Pieces" – recollections of friends distilled into brief musical moments – and we join pianist Andrew Zolinsky for this episode of LPR Live.
The violin duo and sisters Angela and Jennifer Chun have taken a leap into the contemporary era with their latest charming disc, exploring the music of Nico Muhly and Philip Glass.
At Q2 Music, we believe that to discover a new piece of music and to be surprised by the possibilities of organized sound can be a breathtaking, transformative experience. Join us.
This week the Brothers Balliett present two works, somewhat bizarrely paired, that both have great viola parts: Wolfgang Rihm's '"Fetzen", and Paul Chihara's "Viola Concerto".
Each Thursday, we're offering a new, exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week, hear a premiere by Gabriela Lena Frank recorded live at the Library of Congress.
Musicians gathered on March 2, 2016 to celebrate the legacy of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky. The evening included music of Stucky's influences and students.
On its heady new release, "The Panufnik Legacies II," the London Symphony Orchestra offers music by 18 young British composers (and one elder statesman). Listen this week only.
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.
Pianist Sarah Cahill stopped by the Q2 Music studio to perform Lou Harrison's rarely-heard (and perhaps never-before recorded) 'Range Song.'
Hear Olivier Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time' as recorded live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 13 with an all-star cast from the New York Philharmonic.
Hear the world premiere performance of Canadian-born composer Vivian Fung's Harp Concerto, the fruit of a close collaboration with New York City-based harpist Bridget Kibbey.
NOW Ensemble pianist Michael Mizrahi has followed his solo debut with a deliciously listenable track-by-track ode to the piano.
Many of us have moments in our lives when we hear music that changes us. I vividly recall turning on the radio to listen to my local classical station when I was about 14.
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.
The first program in Nadia's week-long residency at Symphony Space featured music by David Lang, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons and Nico Muhly.
This Thursday, March 17, join us for a live stream of indie sample-rockers Quindar, featuring Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen, with composer Nick Hallett and guitarist William Tyler.
The nectarous new release "Crossing Over," from Atlanta and Boston-based a cappella vocal ensemble Skylark, lives at the intersection of existence and the void. Stream it all this week.
The celebrated and prolific composer and conductor Peter Maxwell Davies has died at the age of 81.
Terry Riley remains eternally youthful, continuing to work at an invigorated pace. Samuel Adams, the composer-in-residence with the Chicago Symphony, wrote “Shade Studies” in his honor.
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.