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The works on "Serious Business," the Chicago-based Spektral Quartet's first recording for the audiophile Sono Luminus label, dare the listener to dismiss them as "cute" or "fun."
We all know Philip Glass as the composer of countless film scores, a Beethoven-sized collection of symphonies, and a host of amazing operas. But what was his early work like?
Contemporary music composers and performers – including Richard Reed Parry, Daniel Felsenfeld and John Lurie – share personal tributes to David Bowie.
"Let the Wind Speak" is as much an exploration of Kaija Saariaho’s flute writing as her long-time collaboration with soloist Camilla Hoitenga.
Rock icon David Bowie passed away on Sunday, just days after the release of his latest album. His influence bled into the worlds of modern classical and experimental music.
Per Nørgård's formidable output places him within the symphonic tradition of his regional predecessors Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius, but also shows him breaking new ground.
The influential composer, conductor and new-music advocate Pierre Boulez died Tuesday at the age of 90.
The final installment of the JACK Quartet's marathon at the 2015 SONiC Festival includes music and performances from Caroline Shaw and Bang on a Can All-Star Ken Thomson.
The annual Prototype festival of new opera returns to New York this week. Creative producer Beth Morrison joins Helga Davis to discuss her professional path and the value of community.
"Let Me Tell You" was announced this fall as the winner of the 2016 Grawemeyer Award, the composing world's highest honor. The label Winter & Winter presents its premiere recording.
"Tavener Conducts Tavener" tours the listener through the late, legendary composer’s vast repertoire and reaffirms the human voice as our most transcendent instrument.
I'm so excited to share today's Meet the Composer bonus track with you. It's Part II of Nico Muhly's viola concerto, that I traveled to Detroit this past October to premiere.
It's been a warm set of holidays, but that doesn't mean we can't set a reflective and introspective mood with some new music that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the season.
This second installment of the JACK Quartet's marathon at the 2015 SONiC Festival features performances from violin/voice ensemble Duo Cortona and from clarinetist Derek Bermel.
On October 23, the American Composers Orchestra closed the 2015 SONiC Festival with five orchestral world premieres at Carnegie Hall.
The Seattle Symphony has earned its share of headlines in the past few years, but the real story is the symphony's multi-layered commitment to new music.
October 18, JACK Quartet presented "JACK Out of the Box": a six-hour marathon of premieres by 17 composers. Set one featured guests So Percussion and Rachel Calloway.
To celebrate this mild beginning of winter, the Brothers Balliett share two stunning chamber works to set a contemplative tone for the Holiday season.
On Oct 17, the SONiC Festival presented an afternoon program of music that incorporated new robotic instruments with acoustic instruments and voices.
Bing & Ruth's music falls somewhere between contemporary classical and ambient electronica. Last month they celebrated the re-release of their celebrated "City Lake" live at LPR.