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