Orpheus in the New World

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Composer John Adams (Courtesy of the artist)

This week, Exploring Music shifts its eyes toward music written during the 20th and 21st centuries. Taking its title from Philip Hart's study of orchestras during the 1970s, Orpheus in the New World, this series looks primarily at living American composers, as well as their influences.

Throughout the week, you'll hear works by Paul Moravec, John Adams, Michael Torke and other figures at the forefront of the new music scene in the United Sates, as well as some of their forerunners: Elliott Carter, Amy Beach and Roger Sessions, to name a few.

Finally, Bill McGlaughlin will play his own Exploring Music Theme, dedicated to Steve Robinson.

Comments [1]

Jeffrey Tarlo from Jackson Heights , NY

I wish you would indicate when an older show is being repeated and from when. Bill referred to Tim Page as the music critic of the Washington Post. Tim is a good friend of mine and I just told him of what Bill said and he said that must be a very old show. Tim teaches in California now. In another show Bill referred to the pianist John Browning as being alive and Browning passed in 2002. Don't get me wrong I love Bill's programs but we need to know if it is an old show and from when. Otherwise "Keep up the good work Bill".

Apr. 28 2016 11:45 PM

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