From the Vaults, Part Four: Meet the Composer With Libby Larsen

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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Libby Larsen Composer Libby Larsen (Ann Marsden)

Meet the Composer with Nadia Sirota – Q2 Music's podcast about the musical creative process – returns for its third season on Monday, March 6. Pre-game for the new season with a week of clips from the original WNYC radio program. Meet the Composer is available on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

A blast from the past featuring the composer Libby Larsen. Larsen explains how living in Minneapolis facilitated her success as a composer, and how federal regulations in Title IX provided an uplift to women composers in the U.S. This week, we're revisiting interviews conducted in the 1980s by the influential music critic and educator Tim Page. His show, which aired from 1981 until 1992, was called Meet the Composer and featured some of the most towering musical figures of the previous century. Join us tomorrow for one more throwback episode, and stay tuned on Monday for the premiere of Meet the Composer's third season.

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

0:05—Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring | Listen | Buy 
1:05—Aaron Copland: Hoedown | Listen | Buy 
1:09—Paul Simon: I Know What I Know | Listen | Buy 
1:27—Kaija Saariaho: Nymphea | Listen | Buy 
1:39—Julius Eastman: Stay On It | Listen | Buy 
1:48—Libby Larsen: Barn Dances | Listen | Buy 
4:34—Virgil Thomson: Autumn, Promenade | Listen 
6:47—Libby Larsen: Full Moon in the City | Listen | Buy 

Guests:

Libby Larsen and Tim Page

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Produced by:

Jon Hanrahan and Alexander Overington

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