March 2014 programs on Relevant Tones

March 2014 programs on Relevant Tones

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Composers inspired by Radiohead, March 9th at 2 p.m.

Tune in on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. for this exciting new program that explores the new world of classical music and composition.

3/2       Maya Beiser This week we're featuring cellist Maya Beiser's latest CD with composer and pianist Michael Harrison, Time Loops.  Harrison: Just Ancient Loops, I Harrison: Time Loops J.S. Bach/Gounod:  Ave Maria Harrison: Raga Prelude I, Yaman Arvo Pär: Spiegel im Spiegel Harrison: Hijaz (Beiser, c; Young People's Chorus of New York City; Núñez, cond)

3/9       Composers inspired by Radiohead Crossover between classical and rock musicians was common in the 1970's, but has taken a bit of a break until recently. Now instead of composers influencing rock musicians like Brian Eno, a rock band is having a huge influence on a diverse array of composers around the globe.  The music of Radiohead has been arranged by countless composers and has yielded fascinating results. 

3/16      CD Grab Bag  Seth samples from recent new music releases sent to Relevant Tones by composers, performers, and music fans across the country.  Sebastian Currier: Entanglement, I (Yehonatan Berick, v; Laura Melton, p) Albany Troy 1351 Elliott Carter: Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux (Claire Chase, f; Josh Rubin, cl) New Focus 122 Eric Whitacre:  Sleep (Grant Park Chorus) Cedille 131
Tan Dun: Concerto for Orchestra, I & II (Hong Kong Philharmonic; Tan Dun, cond) Naxos 8.570608 Anders Hillborg:  Peacock Tales (Martin Fröst, cl; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Tognetti, cond) BIS 1863 John Link:  Around the Bend (Flexible Music) New Focus 105

3/23      eighth blackbird  Fresh off their 2012 Grammy win, the Chicago ensemble eighth blackbird stops by to discuss their latest album, recent premieres and performances across the globe. Jennifer Higdon: Zaka Thomas Albert: Excerpt from Thirteen Ways  Frederic Rzewski: Les Moutons De Panurge Steve Reich: Excerpt from Double Sextet  Jennifer Higdon: Concerto for Sextet and Orchestra, On a Wire Steve Mackey: Excerpt from Lonely Motel

3/30      Boulez's Notations  In his Notations, Pierre Boulez composed twelve short piano miniatures that contain a cosmos of sound and potentiality.  After decades at the helm of the avant-garde, Boulez has set to work unlocking those inner possibilities through thoughtful orchestration and elaboration. Olivier Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus (Peter Serkin, p) Anton Von Webern: Variations for Piano (Peter Serkin, p) Pierre Boulez: Twelve Notations for Piano (Pierre-Laurent Aimard, p) Luigi Nono: Il Canto Sospeso
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Klavierstücke, Mvt. III (Herbert Henck, p) Pierre Boulez: Notations for Orchestra, I-IV (Vienna Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado, cond) Pierre Boulez: Notations for Orchestra, IV, VII (Lyon National Orchestra, David Robertson, cond)