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'Cantique de Noel'

Saturday, December 06, 2014

For the sixth day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas treat called Cantique de Noel for solo bassoon, by Brad of the Brothers Balliett.

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'Christmas Phase'

Friday, December 05, 2014

For the fifth day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas treat called Christmas Phase, inspired by one of the grandfathers of minimalism, Steve Reich.

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On Demand Video: Q2 Music's Best of 2014 in New Music

Friday, December 05, 2014

Tuesday, Dec. 2, Q2 Music presented a star-studded celebration of the year’s most compelling new-music recordings, hosted by Meet the Composer's Nadia Sirota. 

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You Heard It Here First

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.

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'Antfarm Grandfather Clock'

Thursday, December 04, 2014

For the fourth day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas treat by Q2 producer Hannis Brown, Antfarm Grandfather Clock.

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Paula Matthusen on Sounds, Artists & Americans in Rome

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Composer Paula Matthusen is a 2014 Rome Prize Fellow; the New York resident is currently working at the American Academy in Rome. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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'Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming'

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

For the third day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas treat by MTC host Nadia Sirota, "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming."

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'Shepherds'

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

For the second day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas bauble by Phil Kline, Shepherds. It sounds like Berlioz in a shopping mall. 

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Wolfgang Rihm Wins $100K Grawemeyer Award

Monday, December 01, 2014

A composition that celebrates a concert hall's "vineyard"-style seating design wins a major award.
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New York Polyphony's Quiet Seasonal Treasure 'Sing Thee Nowell'

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Christmas season and New York Polyphony, a four-man choir specializing in sacred music, are a match made in heaven. The ensemble's new album spans over five centuries of song.

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Raised Voices and Good Vibrations: New Destination for Vocal Music

Monday, December 01, 2014

On Monday, Dec. 1 at 8 pm, Q2 Music launches Vocal Chords - a weekly winter destination celebrating the bewitching spectrum of 21st-century music for voice, and we want your input.

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'In Christmas'

Monday, December 01, 2014

Download In Christmas, based off Terry Riley's In C, as part of Q2 Music's 2014 Advent Calendar.

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Mind-Blowing, Mystical 24-Hour Meredith Monk Marathon

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Join us Sunday, Nov 30 for an encore presentation of our Meredith Monk Marathon: 24 hours of Monk's music, insights from the composer herself, and remixes from her noted admirers.

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Guerilla Composer Portrait: Arthur Levering

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.

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Q2 Music's 2014 New-Music Countdown

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tell us what you think are the greatest pieces of classical music from the last 100 years and Q2 Music will close the year with a countdown of the top 100. 

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Jacob Cooper on Songs, Cycles & Lieder

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Electroacoustic composer Jacob Cooper is a featured artist at our Best of 2014 in New Music party this Tuesday in The Greene Space. Hear his Mixtape today at 3 pm.

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On-Demand Audio: Wordless Music Orchesta Reworks 'Tubular Bells'

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

October 16, members of the Wordless Music Orchestra presented a new arrangement of Tubular Bells, the 1973 rock opus best known for its inclusion in "The Exorcist."

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Philip Glass's Piano Etudes Exemplify a Muscular Late Period

Monday, November 24, 2014

Philip Glass's complete set of 20 Etudes are released on this disc for the first time, recorded by Maki Namekawa for the composer's Orange Mountain Music label. Stream the album now. 

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On-Demand Audio: David Lang's Opera 'The Difficulty of Crossing a Field'

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hear David Lang's 2002 opera The Difficulty of Crossing a Field with libretto by Mac Wellman, as recorded live in concert with the Harlem Quartet on Sept. 28 at Roulette.

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Watch Live: Meredith Monk's 'Piano Songs,' Transcriptions at Le Poisson Rouge

Thursday, November 20, 2014

On Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm, join Q2 Music for a live videocast of a 72nd birthday concert honoring the pioneering performer-composer Meredith Monk at (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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