Quantcast

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.

Recently in Q2 Music

Composers Playing Music by Other Composers

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Today at 3, The Brothers Balliett hear Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber perform Stravinsky, Thomas Adès take on Schubert and Philip Glass and Steve Reich jam on Four Organs.

Comments [1]

Max Richter on Old Loves and Lullabies

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Composer Max Richter's 2012 recomposition of "Vivaldi, The Four Seasons" was a surprise classical hit. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

Comments [1]

'Coventry Caro'

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

For the tenth day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download Coventry Caro, a cover of the Coventry Carol by composer Caroline Shaw.

Comment

'Ghostbusters Carol of the Bells'

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

For the ninth day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Ghostbusters-themed Carol of the Bells by violist and Meet the Composer host, Nadia Sirota.

Comment

Christopher Cerrone's Seductive Headphone Opera 'Invisible Cities'

Monday, December 08, 2014

Invisible Cities is a chillingly beautiful opera by Christopher Cerrone based on Italo Calvino’s novel that depicts a meeting between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan. Stream it all this week.

Comments [3]

'Hallelujah!'

Monday, December 08, 2014

For the eighth day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download Hallelujah!, a Christmas treat by composer and Q2 Music host Phil Kline.

Comments [2]

'Oh Little Town of Bethlehem'

Sunday, December 07, 2014

For the seventh day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a free-jazz Christmas cover of "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem," by producer Curtis Macdonald.

Comment

'Cantique de Noel'

Saturday, December 06, 2014

For the sixth day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas treat called Cantique de Noel for solo bassoon, by Brad of the Brothers Balliett.

Comments [1]

'Christmas Phase'

Friday, December 05, 2014

For the fifth day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas treat called Christmas Phase, inspired by one of the grandfathers of minimalism, Steve Reich.

Comments [1]

On Demand Video: Q2 Music's Best of 2014 in New Music

Friday, December 05, 2014

Tuesday, Dec. 2, Q2 Music presented a star-studded celebration of the year’s most compelling new-music recordings, hosted by Meet the Composer's Nadia Sirota. 

Comment

You Heard It Here First

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Today at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett present their favorite releases of 2014 (so far), including performances by The Cellar and Point, Miranda Cuckson and more.

Comment

'Antfarm Grandfather Clock'

Thursday, December 04, 2014

For the fourth day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas treat by Q2 producer Hannis Brown, Antfarm Grandfather Clock.

Comments [1]

'Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming'

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

For the third day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas treat by MTC host Nadia Sirota, "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming."

Comments [2]

Paula Matthusen on Sounds, Artists & Americans in Rome

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Composer Paula Matthusen is a 2014 Rome Prize Fellow; the New York resident is currently working at the American Academy in Rome. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

Comment

'Shepherds'

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

For the second day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas bauble by Phil Kline, Shepherds. It sounds like Berlioz in a shopping mall. 

Comments [1]

Wolfgang Rihm Wins $100K Grawemeyer Award

Monday, December 01, 2014

A composition that celebrates a concert hall's "vineyard"-style seating design wins a major award.
Read More

Comment

New York Polyphony's Quiet Seasonal Treasure 'Sing Thee Nowell'

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Christmas season and New York Polyphony, a four-man choir specializing in sacred music, are a match made in heaven. The ensemble's new album spans over five centuries of song.

Comment

'In Christmas'

Monday, December 01, 2014

Download In Christmas, based off Terry Riley's In C, as part of Q2 Music's 2014 Advent Calendar.

Comments [1]

Raised Voices and Good Vibrations: New Destination for Vocal Music

Monday, December 01, 2014

On Monday, Dec. 1 at 8 pm, Q2 Music launches Vocal Chords - a weekly winter destination celebrating the bewitching spectrum of 21st-century music for voice, and we want your input.

Comments [1]

Mind-Blowing, Mystical 24-Hour Meredith Monk Marathon

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Join us Sunday, Nov 30 for an encore presentation of our Meredith Monk Marathon: 24 hours of Monk's music, insights from the composer herself, and remixes from her noted admirers.

Comments [5]