Conor Hanick

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Super Size Me

Monday, February 28, 2011

This week on Q2, two is better than one and less is not more. Taking its programmatic cue from Texas and John Luther Adams, Hammered! presents five days of piano works that embrace t...

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Musical Globe-Trotting

Monday, January 31, 2011

This week Hammered! takes an international spin, featuring piano music by composers from five different countries, beginning Monday in France and ending the week in Greece.


Marilyn Nonken

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pianist Marilyn Nonken thrusts the sounds of Chile into the spotlight. The program features Chilean-American composer Miguel Chuaqui's Blues en el Corazon and Frederic Rzewski's The P...


Piano Casserole

Monday, January 24, 2011

A lot to digest last week, no? The Ecstatic Music Festival marathon gave us a taste of its "multi-genre" offerings, performer-composers flourished in unique collaborations, and Q2 was blarring John Adams's El Niño, which typically ends with head-banging to "Shake The Heavens." This week on Hammered!, too much of last week's good things means reheating the uneaten pianistic highlights and serving them anew.


Arvo Pärty

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Last November, Le Poisson Rouge held a 75th birthday celebration for mystical Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Today at 2 pm, hear that concert in its entirety.

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'That Utopia Of Musical Possibility'

Monday, January 17, 2011

A utopia "where austerity and spontaneity are not rivals, but companions" is how composer and Ecstatic Music Festival curator Judd Greenstein described the compositional space of festival headliners Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson. This week on Hammered! we'll amplify that description with piano music written and performed by musicians featured in the Ecstatic Music Festival.


The Third Law of Classical Mechanics

Monday, January 10, 2011

Music is historically a very reactive material: Renaissance motets paraphrased liturgical chants; sonata structures were modeled on Mozartean tonal schemes; "Choral" symphonies were (at least) a century-long preoccupation. This week Hammered! investigates musical actions and reactions in the modern era, showcasing compositional "causes" and "effects".

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Keys To The Future

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Tune into this week's Cued Up on Q2 for performances from Keys To The Future, the only festival of contemporary solo piano music in New York, which took place last year at (Le) Poisson Rouge in Manhattan.


Thankful for Lubimov

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ten years ago, the Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov recorded Der Bote or The Messenger, an intimate collection of elegiac piano miniatures spanning three centuries and diverse nationa...