Entries from March 2012

302 :: 30 March 2012 :: RUGGLES

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments

 Brent Miller auditions the new Other Minds‘ re-release of MTT’s long out of print recording of the music of Carl Ruggles (1876-1971).       Carl Ruggles:  Toys (for voice and piano) -Judith Blegen, Michael Tilson Thomas, piano. Angels (trumpet/trombone version) – Brass Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz, leader. Sun-Treader – Buffalo Philharmonic, MTT conductor Portals – […]

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301 :: 23 March 2012 :: Ades/Budd/Monk/Reich

March 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Guest host Dennis Aman looks in four distinct directions: Thomas Ades: Violin Concerto ‘Concentric Paths’ (2005) Anthony Marwood, Violin; Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Thomas Ades, Conductor. EMI Classics 50999 (2010) Harold Budd:  Madrigals Of The Rose Angel (1972) Maggie Thomas, Harp; Richard Bernas, Electric Piano; Gavin Bryars, Celeste; Nigel Shipway, Percussion; Recorded 1976, The Pavillion […]

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300 :: 16 March 2012 :: Boulez @ 87

March 14th, 2012 · No Comments

For our three hundreth program on KALW Friday, Richard Friedman celebrates the 87th birthday of an  important éminence grise  in 20th and 21st century music, Pierre Boulez with a new recording of one of his more spectacular works. Pierre Boulez: Dérive 2, for 11 instruments (1988, revised 2001, 2006) Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Daniel Kawka, conductor; […]

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299 :: 9 March 2012 :: NEW RELEASES

March 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Tonight Richard Friedman presents new releases from ECM and Innova:     Sofia Gubaidulina: The Lyre of Orpheus (2006) for violin, percussion and string orchestra Gidon Kremer, violin; Kremerata Baltica;  ECM New Series 2256 (2012) Phillip Schroeder: Oceans of Green; On Occasion Marty Walker, Michael Henson, clarinets; Jamie Lipton, euphonium; Rick Dimond, accordion, Phillip Schroeder, […]

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298 :: 2 March 2012 :: Nancarrow@100

March 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

 Tonight, Adam Fong celebrates the American composer, Conlon Nancarrow, who would have been 100 this year.    Conlon Nancarrow: Study No 41 (a, b, and c) for Player Piano (1969-77) – Other Minds 1012 String Quartet #3 (1987) – Arditti Quartet – Wergo 6696 Paul Usher/ Nancarrow Concerto for Pianola and Chamber Orchestra (2004) – […]

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