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New recordings of Paul Moravec's recently-revised Violin Concerto and Shakuhachi Quintet illustrate the composer's gift for intense lyricism.
Hear violist Nadia Sirota give the premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's "Tessellatum" - a 40-minute work with solo viola and viol consort.
What do American composer David Brynjar Franzson, Romanian-German educator Adriana Holszky, and accordion virtuoso Teodori Anzelotti have in common? The Brothers Balliett know.
Last summer, Q2 Music collaborated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to crowd-source found sounds for a commission by John Luther Adams. You can download that piece today.
On "Drumkit Quartets," Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche created a travel diary which doubles as a set of drum etudes, inspired and sonically colored by European and American cities.
This week the Brothers Balliett take a look at two composers with....well...let's say "unusual" approaches to piano composition. Listen Thursday at 3 pm.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 28, Q2 Music presents Lights, Camera, Music!, a 24-hour kaleidoscopic survey of innovative and new-music inflected film scores.
Christopher Cerrone’s music strikes that elusive balance between intense emotion and meticulous craft, and combines ornamental dissonance with luminous triadic harmony.
Listen to Ensemble Intercontemporain's performance of new works by Hannah Lash and Matthias Pintscher, recorded live in concert at the Library of Congress on Nov. 13, 2015.
On the International Contemporary Ensemble's new album, Nathan Davis, Phyllis Chen and their ICE colleagues manage to be as satisfying to the intellect as they are exciting to the ear.
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin stopped by the WQXR studios to perform his "Pavane Variée" and George Gershwin's "Liza," arranged by Earl Wild. Watch his performance on-demand.
Leading American composer Steven Stucky, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Music, died Feb. 14 at the age of 66.
What all the pieces in Lisa Moore's latest album have in common is the use of simple, even elemental materials to gesture at something awe-inspiringly vast. Listen all week.
We visited Sō Percussion's Brooklyn studio to film the quartet perform Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche's 'Drumkit Quartets.'
Every now and then it occurs to me: Edgard Varèse! Such explosive sounds, like forces of nature, with as much visionary energy as ever existed in one composer... and hair to match!
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live present a live stream of composer-pianist Rachel Grimes with the piano trio Longleash from Merkin Concert Hall.
John Cage and Domenico Scarlatti make for an odd juxtaposition. But where some might hear contrast in the sonatas of this unlikely couple, pianist David Greilsammer hears complement.
Rapper and singer Pharoahe Monch joined forces with PitchBlak Brass Band at Merkin Concert Hall on Feb. 4 as part of this year's Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen to the entire show now.
Listen to the world premiere of Paul Lansky's quintet 'The Long and Short of It' as performed live on Oct. 24, 2015 at the Library of Congress by WindSync.
Third Coast Percussion’s ability to gently manipulate time, as heard on their new Steve Reich album, translates to a listening experience that is both buoyant and penetrating.