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Listen: AXIOM Performs All-Ligeti Program

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

February 25, Julliard's AXIOM ensemble, led by conductor Jeffrey Milarsky, rounded out its season with a program celebrating iconic Hungarian composer György Ligeti.

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Listen: Stephen Hartke's 'Netsuke' in World Premiere by Members of Eighth Blackbird

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Members of Eighth Blackbird give the world premiere of Stephen Hartke's "Netsuke" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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Ukraine's Valentin Silvestrov Unleashes One's Inner Synesthete in 'Spectrums'

Monday, April 13, 2015

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov, now pushing 80 years old, has led a long and prolific career traversing a wide range of musical styles. This new album focuses on his early works.

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Listen: World Premiere of Sebastian Currier's 'Digital Mist'

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pianist Bruce Levingston and violinist Colin Jacobsen give the world premiere of Sebastian Currier's "Digital Mist" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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Listen: David Bruce's 'The Shadow of the Blackbird' with Pianist Bruce Levingston

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Pianist Bruce Levingston gives the world premiere of David Bruce's "The Shadow of the Blackbird" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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Listen: Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky's Passacaglia and Perpetuum Mobile

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pianist Bruce Levingston and violinist Colin Jacobsen give the world premiere of Dimitri Yanov-Yanovsky's "Passacaglia" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

Watch Live: NOW Ensemble Unveils New Album 'Dreamfall'

Friday, April 10, 2015

Monday, June 15 at 7 pm, indie-classical standard-bearers NOW Ensemble celebrate the release of their latest album "Dreamfall" with a performance live from The Greene Space.

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Listen: Utrecht String Quartet Premieres Chiel Meijering

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Utrecht Quartet gives the US premiere of Chiel Meijering's "Mein junges Leben hat (k)ein end" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

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Guggenheim Names 2015 Fellows for Music Composition

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced its 2015 Fellowships, including 11 recipients for the field of music composition.

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Listen: World Premiere of Simon Shaheen's 'The Call'

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Composer and oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen and pianist Jason Lindner give the world premiere of Shaheen's "The Call" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

Listen: Ensemble LPR Reimagines Irish Song in 'Follow, Poet'

Thursday, April 09, 2015

On February 23, Le Poisson Rouge's resident Ensemble LPR presented "Follow, Poet," an evening of vocal music from composers Mohammed Fairouz and David Handler. Stream the show in full.

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The Chinese Show

Thursday, April 09, 2015

This week the Brothers Balliett take a look at two exciting composers who have at least one thing in common – they both hail from China. 

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Vocal Music of the Northern Baltic with the Latvian National Choir

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

This week, the Latvian National Choir returns to New York for the first time since 2010. Hear a Mixtape from conductor Maris Sirmais Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Listen: Xiu Xiu and Mantra Percussion Premiere 'Extinction Meditation'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

On April 2, the post-punk duo Xiu Xiu and Mantra Percussion premiered a multi-movement work about impending environmental apocalypse as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen now.

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Listen: JACK Quartet Premieres 'Contritus' by Caleb Burhans

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The JACK Quartet gives the world premiere of Caleb Burhans's "Contritus" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.

Announcing Season Two of Meet the Composer

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Announcing five more episodes of the radio show about today's exciting, dynamic and all-around inspiring composers, with host Nadia Sirota. Help fund Season Two today via Kickstarter.

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Royal String Quartet Brings Verve and Polish to Szymański and Mykietyn

Monday, April 06, 2015

The Royal String Quartet from Poland delivers a fine collection of works by contemporary countrymen Paweł Szymański and Paweł Mykietyn. Listen to the full album.

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Listen: Lalo Schifrin Premiere by the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt

Monday, April 06, 2015

The Haydn Trio Einstadt gives the US premiere of Lalo Schifrin's "Elegy and Meditation" in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.  

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Kickstart Season Two of Meet the Composer with Nadia Sirota

Monday, April 06, 2015

Support five more episodes of the radio show about today's exciting, dynamic and all-around inspiring composers, with host Nadia Sirota. Help fund Season Two today via Kickstarter.

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Clarinetist Martin Fröst Displays a Dancer's Virtuosity in 'Nordic Concertos'

Monday, March 30, 2015

The clarinet is lucky to have Martin Fröst, a musical showman who has produced handsome recordings of works new and old. Stream his latest album "Nordic Concertos" all week.

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