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Caroline Shaw spent practically all her life studying & playing the violin. But then, two years after enrolling in grad school for composition, she won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music.
Caroline Shaw took violin lessons all her life. But after college, she spent a year alone wandering around Europe on a Watson Fellowship and began following a slightly different path.
Caroline talks about her influences while writing Partita for 8 Voices, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music, and on her involvement with Roomful of Teeth.
Tune in to hear world premieres from Judd Greenstein, Dai Fujikura, Ying Wang and Jagoda Szmytka, as recorded live this summer at the Lucerne Festival.
The complete breakdown of all the music used for scoring and illustration in Meet the Composer's episode four – Caroline Shaw Lives Life Beautifully.
It’s always a treat to listen to clarinetist David Krakauer do his thing, but he seems especially in his element in “Dreams and Prayers,” the newest album from Boston-based A Far Cry.
A Southern California director is planning an opera that will take place inside 18 cars as they simultaneously cruise the streets and highways of Los Angeles.
Join us for the world premiere of Swiss composer Heinz Holliger's Scardanelli-Zyklus as recorded live this summer at the 2014 Lucerne Festival.
The JACK Quartet's latest release, "áltaVoz Composers," zeroes in on an under-represented cache of ferocious talent: that of the young, South American-born composer.
Is the appropriation of the past (as material for a new work) any less creative than all-new material? Thursday at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett listen to new takes on old music.
Sound, visual and installation artist Tristan Perich is fascinated with the sound of 1-bit electronics. His Mixtape features music where "each piece is in dialogue with multiple others."
All day today, we celebrate the upcoming birthday of influential Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho with a 24-hour survey of her music, hosted by Phil Kline.
Listen to Ensemble Intercontemporain perform new works by Unsuk Chin, Matthias Pintscher and Johannes Maria Staud at the 2014 Lucerne Festival.
The most surprising thing about the debut of VIA Records, the label whose arrival is heralded by the release of Anna Clyne's "The Violin," is that it didn't happen long ago.
For this episode of Q2 Spaces: Season Two, we visit the Detroit home, studio and garden of composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond).
On the last installment of Q2 Music at the Proms, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra celebrates the 80th birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, live from Royal Albert Hall.
Most people know violinist Hilary Hahn as the young woman that can thrash Tchaikovsky and Brahms. But she's been killing it with new music lately, too. Listen Thursday at 3 pm.
Over the course of a 12-album career, Deerhoof has proven itself one of independent rock's most consistently inventive and eclectic ensembles. Hear their Mixtape today at 3 pm.
Q2 Music is thrilled to present an archival recording of the famous Frank Zappa-hosted concert of the music of Edgard Varèse, recorded April 17, 1981 at the now-defunct Palladium in NYC.
Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy shares excerpts from his forthcoming opera, The Hunger, based on writings about the Great Famine.