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Listen: Q2 Music's 2014 New-Music Countdown

Monday, December 22, 2014

Q2 Music closed out 2014 with a one marathon countdown of the top 100 pieces of the last 100 years, chosen by listeners. Check out the full results.

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yMusic Remixed: Weekly World Premieres

Monday, December 22, 2014

 Low City is the brainchild of producer/engineer Abe Seiferth (Yeasayer, Turing Machine) and composer Jeremy Turner. The duo presents this week's featured yMusic remix.

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'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'

Monday, December 22, 2014

For the 22nd day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a reversed violones rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" from The Brothers Balliett's Doug Balliett.

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'O come, O come, Emmanuel'

Sunday, December 21, 2014

For the 21st day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download "O come, O come, Emmanuel," gorgeous tape loop track by the composer / performer, Caleb Burhans.

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'I Wonder as I Wander'

Saturday, December 20, 2014

For the 20th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download "I Wonder as I Wander," a pensive lost-in-snow track from composer and radio host David Garland.

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'Music for 18 Reindeer'

Friday, December 19, 2014

For the 19th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download "Music for 18 Reindeer," a Reich-influenced track by composer and Q2 host, Phil Kline.

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'Behold'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For the 18th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download "Behold," a track influenced by Handel's "Messiah" by Meet the Composer producer, Alexander Overington.

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I Will Punch Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' Right in the Face

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" – the height of Italian Baroque invention, or overplayed schlock? Join the Brothers Balliett in deciding today at 3 pm.

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24 Hours of 2014's Brightest and Boldest New Music

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday, Dec. 24, join Q2 Music for a 24-hour listen to our favorite new-music releases of 2014, from Pulitzer Prize winners to debuts by exciting artists. Hear it again on Jan. 1. 

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'Rise of the Wind-Up Toys'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For the 17th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download "Rise of the Wind-Up Toys" by composer and Q2 Producer Hannis Brown.

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'¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?'

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

For the 16th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a synth-pop cover of "¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?" by Alarm Will Sound hornist, Matt Marks.

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10 Imagination-Grabbing, Trailblazing Artists of 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 was a busy year for contemporary classical music. Here's our list of the artists that might've slipped your radar, but who caught the attention of the Q2 Music staff in a big way.

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Paola Prestini Charts Global Styles in 'Oceanic Verses'

Monday, December 15, 2014

Paola Prestini’s style weaves folk melodies and field samples with choral sections reminiscent of some forgotten Renaissance Mass. Stream her album "Oceanic Verses" all this week.

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Coventry Carol

Monday, December 15, 2014

For the 15th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download an electro-acoustic arrangement of Coventry Carol, by Nadia Sirota and Alexander Overington.

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I'll Be Bach For Christmas

Sunday, December 14, 2014

For the 14th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download I'll Be Bach For Christmas, an all-viola arrangement of Bach by Nadia Sirota.

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Peace on Earth

Saturday, December 13, 2014

For the 13th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download Peace on Earth, a festive track from Q2 host, Phil Kline.

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'Knee Xmas'

Friday, December 12, 2014

For the 12th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download Phillip Glass-inspired "Knee Xmas," from Meet the Composer producers Nadia Sirota and Alexander Overington.

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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.

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'Medieval Times'

Thursday, December 11, 2014

For the eleventh day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download Medieval Times, a Christmas chant arrangement for strings by radio host and violist, Nadia Sirota.

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'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.

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