The Brothers Balliett

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  • Who Is Per Norgard?

    This Saturday's New York Phil Biennial finale features Danish composer Per Nørgård. Join us for a primer on his music today at 3 pm. Jun 9, 2016

    Who Is Per Norgard?
  • Oh, Viola

    This week the Brothers Balliett present two works, somewhat bizarrely paired, that both have great viola parts: Wolfgang Rihm's '"Fetzen", and Paul Chihara's "Viola Concerto". Mar 31, 2016

    Oh, Viola
  • Post-Minimal Jams

    A few weeks ago we looked at early Philip Glass – music that exemplified what came to be called minimalism. Today: two composers that spun off the genre in their own distinct ways. Feb 4, 2016

    Post-Minimal Jams
  • Dances, Minimal and Otherwise

    To shake off the sludge and snow from their boots, this week the Brothers Balliett hit the dance floor with two major figures of American music: Philip Glass and John Adams. Jan 28, 2016

    Dances, Minimal and Otherwise
  • Three Unique Piano Utterances

    This week the Brothers Balliett take a gander at three utterly unique piano pieces, each designed to honor a specific person or set of people. Jan 21, 2016

    Three Unique Piano Utterances
  • The Young Philip Glass

    We all know Philip Glass as the composer of countless film scores, a Beethoven-sized collection of symphonies, and a host of amazing operas. But what was his early work like? Jan 14, 2016

    The Young Philip Glass
  • Who Is Per Norgard?

    Per Nørgård's formidable output places him within the symphonic tradition of his regional predecessors Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius, but also shows him breaking new ground.  Jan 7, 2016

    Who Is Per Norgard?
  • Reflective Stocking Stuffers

    It's been a warm set of holidays, but that doesn't mean we can't set a reflective and introspective mood with some new music that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the season. Dec 24, 2015

    Reflective Stocking Stuffers