Episode #11

The Performer: Part One

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Monday, March 06, 2017

The Performer (Nathan Hughes Hamilton/Flickr-CC)

We're kicking off Season Three of Meet the Composer with a look beyond the composer to the performer, that unusual intermediary between the artist and the audience. How do performers from different cultures, who speak different languages, come together to perform the same piece? What happens when an ensemble completely messes up... and the audience loves it? How does a piece change when it’s played nonstop for twelve hours?

We explore these questions and more, taking a seat on stage as we find out what it’s like to experience music from the inside-out.

Hear a piece of music you loved? Discover it here!

0:59—David Lang: Just | Listen | Buy 
4:51—Kayhan Kalhor: Silent City | Listen 
6:04—Kayhan Kalhor: Silent City Listen 
9:30—Robert Schumann: String Quartet No. 3 in A minor | Listen | Buy 
11:13—Evan Ziporyn: Sulvasutra | Listen | Buy
14:39—Kayhan Kalhor: Silent City | Listen 
15:09—The xx: Lips | Listen | Buy
17:08—Georg Friedrich Haas: Limited Approximations | Listen 
18:13—Georg Friedrich Haas: String Quartet No. 3 | Listen 
19:44—Georg Friedrich Haas: Morgen und Abend | Listen 
20:59—W.A. Mozart: The Magic Flute | Listen | Buy 
23:05—Georg Friedrich Haas: Hyperion | Listen 
24:00—Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D. 804 | Listen | Buy 
24:22—Georg Friedrich Haas: In Nomine | Listen | Buy 
27:13—Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata No 21 in C minor, D 958 | Listen | Buy  
34:36—The National: Sorrow | Listen | Buy 
37:09—W.A. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, "Contessa perdono" | Listen | Buy 
44:33—Nico Muhly: Mothertongue, "I. Archive" | Listen | Buy 

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Produced by:

Meade Bernard, Hannis Brown and Alexander Overington


Jon Hanrahan

Comments [5]

Allen from New England

Loved this episode, especially the Nadia's reactions to and comments about "The xx - Lips". I was then surprised (and I suppose, delighted) to hear this piece used in an LG TV commercial (https://www.ispot.tv/ad/AUcz/lg-signature-oled-tv-2017-march-madness-wallpaper-tv). Perhaps it will drive some people who would never have listened to this piece to seek out a performance.

Mar. 19 2017 03:36 PM
Joe from NY

Wonderful segment, Nadia. I loved your thought that the experience of music is unintended.

Mar. 12 2017 11:52 AM

@Tejas from US & Dave from US

Apologies for the delay; the complete playlist is available now though. Hope this answers your questions and thanks for listening!

Mar. 07 2017 07:24 PM
Tejas from US

Echoing the other comment about a track list for the episode. I'm particularly interested in the piece that starts ~9:30.

Mar. 07 2017 10:31 AM
Dave from US

I enjoyed the episode and would really like to find the music it included. Is there a way to find it? (Sorry if a newbie question, I couldn't find show notes.)

Mar. 06 2017 11:51 PM

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