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Listen: Chun Sisters Premiere Jewel-Box of Muhly and Glass

Monday, April 04, 2016

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.

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Say Hello to Q2 Music

Friday, April 01, 2016

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.

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App Download: Gabriela Lena Frank's 'My angel, his name is freedom'

Thursday, March 31, 2016

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.

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Oh, Viola

Thursday, March 31, 2016

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".

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Listen: In Celebration of Steven Stucky

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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.

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Young British Generation Impresses in Second 'Panufnik Legacies'

Monday, March 28, 2016

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.

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Watch: Sarah Cahill Performs Lou Harrison's Unpublished 'Range Song'

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pianist Sarah Cahill stopped by the Q2 Music studio to perform Lou Harrison's rarely-heard (and perhaps never-before recorded) 'Range Song.'

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App Download: David Lang's 'Broken' for Viola and Viol

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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.

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Listen: Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time' with NY Phil All-Stars

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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.

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Download: Vivian Fung Concerto with Harpist Bridget Kibbey

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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.

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Michael Mizrahi's Love Letter to the Piano, 'Currents'

Monday, March 21, 2016

NOW Ensemble pianist Michael Mizrahi has followed his solo debut with a deliciously listenable track-by-track ode to the piano.

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Hearing Messiaen for the First Time and Six Illuminating Videos

Monday, March 21, 2016

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.

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App Download: Donnacha Dennehy's 'Tessellatum'

Thursday, March 17, 2016

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.

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Listen: Premiere of David Lang's 'Broken,' Music for Viola and Viols

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The first program in Nadia's week-long residency at Symphony Space featured music by David Lang, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons and Nico Muhly.

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Listen Live: William Tyler, Quindar, Nick Hallett

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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.

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Skylark Vocal Ensemble Delivers Engrossing Meditation on Death

Monday, March 14, 2016

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.

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Peter Maxwell Davies, Pioneering Composer and Conductor, Dies

Monday, March 14, 2016

The celebrated and prolific composer and conductor Peter Maxwell Davies has died at the age of 81.

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Download: Pianist Sarah Cahill Performs Terry Riley and Samuel Adams

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

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.

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Listen: yMusic Performs Son Lux, Marcos Balter and Sufjan Stevens

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

As part of violist Nadia Sirota's week-long Fuse Project residency at Symphony Space, her ensemble yMusic performed music by Son Lux, Judd Greenstein and Sufjan Stevens.

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Maximum Messiaen: A 24-Hour Marathon with Alan Gilbert

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

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.

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