Random Acts of Violins

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Monday, September 06, 2010

So, WQXR is spending the whole month of September in praise of the violin. Of course I'm a violist at heart, but I thought this would be a great jumping-off point for this week's show. Thus! This week we'll study great Acts of Violins in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Naturally, we'll be putting our very own Q2 spin on things. We'll hear works for violin and synthesizers, violin and tape, violin and guitarbot, electric violin, and of course violin solos, concertos and chamber music. I hope you can join us in celebrating this versatile instrument.

Here's hoping next year will bring a month's programming in praise of the viola! Just kidding... kind of.

PS: Don't forget to join me this Wednesday for a special Orpheus Project 440-flavored show, as part of our daylong marathon 24-Hour Project 440! Pick Favorites! Live Tweet with #project440! Be Heard!

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Comments [4]


Yes, Violas soon please!

Sep. 07 2010 12:03 PM
Allan Kouchich

The history of the Bryars quartet no1 is at http://www.gavinbryars.com/Pages/fisrt_string_quartet.html

It is very interesting. I am also surprised at the pairing of the Arditti with a minimalist composer.

Sep. 07 2010 12:18 AM

Great intro to VIOLIN PHASE, Nadia, you got us all synced up on how it works. Love this piece.

Sep. 06 2010 02:26 PM

Why wait for next year? Violins in September, Violas in October!

Sep. 06 2010 01:09 PM

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