Part of Classical 105.9 WQXR, Q2 Music is a listener-supported, New York-based online station devoted to the music of living composers; a home for immersive festivals, live webcasts and on-demand concerts from today’s leading new-music performers and venues.

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Listen: Tallis Scholars Perform John Tavener's 'Requiem Fragments'

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Listen to the world premiere of the late John Tavener's Requiem Fragments, as recorded live at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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Guerrilla Composer Portrait: Richard Festinger

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Continuing their series of Guerrilla Composer Portraits, in which a composer is featured without their foreknowledge or permission, the Brothers Balliett set their sites on the fascinating American composer Richard Festinger. Listen today at 3 pm.

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Gabriel Kahane’s Assortment of Gnarly and Effortless New Sounds

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

In June, composer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane released his fifth album "The Ambassador" – a meditation on an unseen Los Angeles as described through the filter of ten LA addresses. His Mixtape features music of Andrew Norman, György Ligeti and John Adams. Listen today at 3 pm.

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Free Download: 'Sabina' from Composer Andrew Norman

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Composer Andrew Norman wrote a series of nine miniatures for string trio called The Companion Guide to Rome each inspired by a different Roman church. Download the movement "Sabina."

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From Russia to Iran: Pianist Tara Kamangar Travels 'East of Melancholy'

Monday, August 11, 2014

Pianist Tara Kamangar's "East of Melancholy" is a luxuriously lovely recital of virtuoso piano music spanning musical traditions from Russia to Iran. Stream the entire album.

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Remembering Peter Sculthorpe, Australia's Aaron Copland

Monday, August 11, 2014

Join Q2 Music tonight at 8 pm as we mark the recent passing of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe, with his monumental, 40+ minute Requiem (2004) for chorus, didjeridu and orchestra. 

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Sounds of Summer with Lisa Moore

Monday, August 11, 2014

The inevitable has begun: Central Park cicadas have started to buzz as the twilight fireflies flash their escape, and all in time for more glistening super moon summer evenings. Enjoy the sounds of the season and join Hammered!’s summer-guest-host Lisa Moore this week for sultry summer tracks.

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On-Demand Audio: The Shifting Landscapes of Rinde Eckert

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The versatile composer and theater artist Rinde Eckert played diverse instruments and sound-making devices in a solo set contemplating geography and the numinousness of objects.

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Pet Shop Boys, Angelo Badalamenti and the BBC Concert Orchestra

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Saturday, August 9 at 7 pm, join us for the second installment of Q2 Music at the Proms, featuring the world premiere of A Man From the Future, a new orchestral work from electronic pop duo Pet Shop Boys.

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On-Demand Audio: Daniel Felsenfeld's Epic Triptych of Fear, Murder and Sexuality

Friday, August 08, 2014

The last day of the 2014 Ferus Festival featured three cantatas by David Felsenfeld covering topics of fear, jealousy, slavish devotion, anxiety and murder.

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24-Hour Marathon of Emerging Female Composers

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In June-July, we asked listeners to vote for their favorite idea for a 24-hour, new-music marathon from a listener-nominated list of five possibilities. On August 24, Q2 Music will represent that winner with 24 hours of distinct, no-repeats programming of music by emerging female composers. 

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We Believe in the Groove

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Brothers Balliett operate on a 10-point manifesto that concludes with "We Believe In the Groove." Today at 3 pm, join them for an hour all about groove in contemporary music, and the different kinds of groove that can be achieved by different voices.

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On-Demand Audio: Spotlight on Librettist Niloufar Talebi at 2014 Ferus Festival

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The inaugural Ferus Festival continued on May 14 with a portrait of librettist Niloufar Talebi. Listen to the entire performance.

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Lisa Bielawa on Voices, Memories and Former Selves

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa has written for Brooklyn Rider and Boston Modern Orchestra Project and is a co-founder of the annual MATA Festival and member of the Philip Glass Ensemble. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm, with music by Claude Vivier, Leonard Bernstein and Frank Zappa.

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On-Demand Audio: New Music for Percussion, Strings and Electronics

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The 2014 Ferus Festival's fifth concert, held at The Stone, included premieres of new works by Jeffrey Ziegler, Paola Prestini and Andy Akiho performed by the composers themselves, Helga Davis, Mivos Quartet and Ian Rosenbaum. Listen to the entire concert on demand.

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On-Demand Audio: Electronics and Incantations at 2014 Ferus Festival

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

On the third night of the 2014 Ferus Festival held at The Stone, singer-composer Helga Davis, clarinetist-composer Kinan Azmeh, and violinist-composer Cornelius Dufallo collaborated for a night filled with original music. Stream the entire concert on demand. 

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Levity and Vigor in the Concertos of the Late Peter Lieberson

Monday, August 04, 2014

The late composer Peter Lieberson found inspiration in the poetry of Pablo Neruda for his Piano Concerto No. 3, and simply in his love of the sound of the viola for his Viola Concerto. Stream both pieces all this week. 

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Keys to a Midsummer Swing

Monday, August 04, 2014

This week on Hammered!, join host Lisa Moore for keyboard selections from around the globe with a special focus on new music that swings in its own special kind of way. Listen mornings at 10 am.

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On-Demand Audio: The Ravishing Music of Gity Razaz

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Two compositions by the young Juilliard-trained composer Gity Razaz began the second night of the Ferus Festival at The Stone. The evening included a work for Jeffrey Zeigler for solo cello and electronics as well as a song cycle based on the poetry of Galway Kinnell. Listen to the entire show on demand.  

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Tavener, Bartók & Shostakovich at the BBC Proms

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Beginning Saturday, August 2 at 7 pm, join us for Season Two of Q2 Music at the Proms – a seven-part series of live recordings from the BBC Proms in London, hosted by BBC presenter Clemency Burton-Hill.

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