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On June 8, 2012, conductor David Robertson led the New York Philharmonic in the next installment of its CONTACT! new music series from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer, the evening featured the world premiere of Elliott Carter's Two Controversies and a Conversation and the US premiere of Swiss composer Michael Jarrell's NACHLESE Vb: Liederzyklus — with both composers in attendance — as well as ...explosante-fixe... by Pierre Boulez.
In anticipation of the concert, Q2 Music host Nadia Sirota traveled to the 103 year-old composer's Greenwich Village apartment to talk about his aesthetic and Two Controversies and a Conversation; read her blog entry or listen to Nadia Sirota weekdays this week from 11am - 1pm for excerpts from the interview.
This concert streams on Q2 Music's Cued Up Tuesday, June 19 at 3 pm; Wednesday, June 20 at 7 pm; and Saturday, June 23 at 10 am.