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Monday, January 02, 2012

You might think that your thoughtful criticisms and carefully considered suggests are simply lost in cyber ether upon clicking submit, but we actually heed and thrive on your comments. So, this week on Hammered!, you asked for it! We'll revisit chamber music from April's Trout Week, only this time you're the programmers!

Let me tell you, these were some good programatic suggestions (thanks Gary, Susan, HXY and the rest of you!).

We'll insert nine of these requested works into a mix that already includes multi-piano pieces by Timothy Andres, Olivier Messiaen, Kevin Volans and others. Most of these nine works have never been heard on Q2 Music, and I might surmise that a few of them are perhaps new to many (what's up Matthias Spahlinger's seven piano smorgasbord Farben der Fruhe?).

Just so you don't miss anything, here's the schedule:

  • Monday: Juilius Eastman, Gay Guerrilla; and Morton Feldman, Five Pianos
  • Tuesday: excerpts from Jeroen van Veen's Minimal Piano Collection
  • Wednesday: Steve Reich, Six Pianos; Morton Feldman, Piece for Four Pianos; Pierre Boulez, Structures, deuxieme livre
  • Thursday: Kyle Gann, Long Night
  • Friday: Peter Dickinson, Five Forgeries; Matthias Spahlinger, Farben der Fruhe fur sieben klavier

Each of those incredible pieces was programmed by you. Keep those comments coming!

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Conor Hanick
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Comments [1]

Tina Padas-Mavroudis

Please, please initiate visually scrolling the composer and title of piece that is currently is being aired for car radios, etc. This is my second request for the same.Yours is the last of the IMPORTANT,POPULAR radio stations that does not offer this. It would certainly educate and possibly attract more listeners in the classics!!For example, someone "passing by" the station might say, 'Hmmm, I seem to remember that melody from my Elem. or survey of Music Class, but I don't remember the title or composer. It was one of my favorites... AHA, there it is.... I think I'll listen to this station more often!".

Jan. 04 2012 03:09 PM

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