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Recently in Q2 Music

Celebrating Pianist, Composer and Contemporary Music Champion David Burge

Monday, August 25, 2014

This week, pianist Lisa Moore celebrates the legend of the phenomenal American new music pianist and composer David Burge (1930-2013), a powerful advocate for contemporary music.  

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Encore: 24-Hour Stream of Emerging Women Composers

Monday, August 25, 2014

Her Music, Q2 Music's 24-hour celebration of emerging female composers, features 134 composers, and it's streaming now until 11:59 pm.

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BBC Singers and Endymion Ensemble Perform Reich at the Proms

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Listen to the archive of Q2 Music at the Proms, featuring the music of Steve Reich as recorded live by the BBC Singers at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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The Great Greek Literature New Music Adventure

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Today at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett explore modern music that draws on ancient Greek mythology and literature for inspiration.

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Her Music: Today's Emerging Female Composer

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Even as women have achieved growing parity in the ranks of professional musicians, their numbers are noticeably small in one key area: the composers whose works are performed.

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Okkyung Lee on Extremes of Sonority

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cellist Okkyung Lee has collaborated with John Zorn, Jim O'Rourke, Vijay Iyer, Nels Cline and Christian Marclay. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Preview: Donnacha Dennehy: Composing With Frequency

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Preview the third episode of Meet the Composer featuring Donnacha Dennehy, a recently appointed professor at Princeton. The podcast will be available August 26 via iTunes.

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Olivier Messiaen's Turangalîla: Just an Old Fashioned Love Song

Monday, August 18, 2014

Even for Messiaen, the Turangalîla-Symphony is weird. Stream the new recording by Hannu Lintu and the Finnish Radio Symphony and Angela Hewitt all week. 

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Earth, Sea and Sky

Monday, August 18, 2014

As summer days linger long and languid, join our Hammered! guest-host Lisa Moore this week for music that celebrates the physical and philosophical fundamentals of our world. Weekdays at 10 am on Q2 Music. 

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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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