Guerilla Composer Portrait: Barbara Harbach

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Barbara Harbach (Stephanie Zettl)

Kicking off a new series that dives deeply into a composer's work without his or her permission, foreknowledge or advice, today the Brothers Balliett examine the work of American composer Barbara Harbach.

An equally accomplished composer and keyboard performer, Ms. Harbach is based in St. Louis, where she teaches at the University of Missouri. Tirelessly devoted to promoting music by unknown composers and female composers, Ms. Harbach not only boasts an impressive catalogue of work, but also runs her own publishing company.

We'll hear a range of music from Ms. Harbach during this guerilla portrait, including her song cycle Abigail!, a St. Louis-themed orchestral piece, original music for harpsichord performed by the composer, and much more.

If you haven't heard the music of Barbara Harbach yet, we're pretty sure this introduction will leave you seeking out more.

Hosted by:

Brad Balliett and Doug Balliett

Comments [2]

Jared from Greenwich CT

Oops ok I see it was on the 12th, somehow I thought that was just the date of the post-a true duh moment!

Jun. 19 2014 03:31 PM
Jared from Greenwich CT

I know some of Harbach's works, however I first heard of her years ago via 2 fantastic discs on Gasparo of solo Harpsichord pieces by 20th century composers. Both discs contained works of the late great master Arnold Rosner, the reason I bought the discs to begin with. I look forward to hearing this program, however I guess I have to look more closely-I don't see any listing of date/time for this show..

Jun. 19 2014 02:24 PM

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