The Brothers Balliett Talk To Lembit Beecher
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Various newspapers have described the music of Lembit Beecher as 'alluring', 'hauntingly lovely', 'deeply personal' and 'ingenious'. To these accolades, we might add 'mysteriously evocative', 'full of unexpected twists and turns', and 'riddled with awesomeness'.
Today the Brothers Balliett sit down to chat with Beecher, whose output is characterized by investigations of memory, ecology, time and place, and his own Estonian heritage. We'll hear excerpts from his opera for baroque and modern instruments (which premiered last season at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), a recent string quartet, and an excerpt from his documentary-oratorio And Then I Remember.
If you don't know Mr. Beecher's music, now is a perfect time to hunker down and add a new favorite to your list.