Entries from June 2014

400 :: 27 June 2014 :: FOUR HUNDRED PROGRAMS!

June 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Tonight, Richard Friedman ponders the fact that this is our 400th program for KALW. We started in January 2005. By now we’ve presented over 1200 individual works by over 400 composers, mostly living. My co-producers Dennis Aman and Charles Amirkhanian join me in thanking the staff at KALW for letting us excite their airwaves with […]

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399 :: 20 June 2014 :: Big Piano Concertos

June 18th, 2014 · No Comments

On Friday night’s program, Richard Friedman presents two really really big piano concertos.   Erkki-Sven Tüür:  Piano Concerto (2006)     Laura Mikkola, piano; Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch., Paavo Järvi, cond.     ECM New 2341 (2014) Iannis Xenakis: Synaphaï for piano and orchestra (1977)     Hiroaki Ooï, piano; Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Arturo Tamayo, cond.     Timpani […]

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398 :: 13 June 2014 :: Far Country

June 12th, 2014 · No Comments

On tonight’s program, Dennis Aman presents music by John Luther Adams and others. Anna Meredith: Orlok Anna Meredith, Electronics. MOSHICD 54   Adrian Knight: Border Fence Electric Guitar and Live Electronics, Adrian Knight. Pink Pamphlet “Time Of My Life”   John Luther Adams: Far Country Of Sleep (1988) Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor. […]

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397 :: 6 June 2014 :: Slow

June 5th, 2014 · No Comments

On tonight’s program, Richard Friedman presents some unusual and some really slow music.   Nathan Davis: The Bright and Hollow Sky (2008)    International Contemporary Ensemble; Douglas Perkins, cond.    New Focus Recordings FCRI 120 (2011) Casey Anderson: possible dust (2011)    World Edition – Wandelweiser EWR 1405 (2014) itsnotyouitsme: if the ground is governed, are we still […]

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