Timothy Andres: Bringing the Virtuoso Composer-Performer Tradition into the 21st Century

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As part of WQXR's Beethoven Awareness Month, Q2 Music honors the spirit of arguably the most iconic and paradigm-shifting composer of all time with four weeklong portraits of some of today's most distinct and inventive compositional voices. Featuring insights provided by the composers themselves to their key works, this month draws back the curtain with exclusive, direct composer commentary on what it means to write music in the 21st century. This week: Sleeping Giant's co-founder and composer/pianist Timothy Andres.

Next week, Q2 Music rounds out its four-part series of scene-stealing composers with the personal reflections and music of Victoire bandleader and NYC new-music stalwart, Missy MazzoliLast week, we heard from Indie-rock luminary and crossover composer Tyondai Braxton.