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      Ursula Oppens

      In this episode we feature music performed by Ursula Oppens, written by composers with whom she has worked very closely throughout her career.   Olivier Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen William Bolcom: Dead Moth Tango Elliot Carter: Piano Concerto John Corigliano: Winging It Conlon Nancarrow: Tango? Julius Hemphill: Parchment Frederic Rzewski: Mayn Yingele John Adams: Phrygian […]

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      Stephen Albert

      Music by and inspired by the late American Composer Stephen Albert Featured Works Stephen Albert – Symphony No. 1, Movement 1 Christopher Rouse – Symphony No. 2, Movement 2 Stephen Albert – To Wake the Dead Stephen Albert – Symphony No. 2   Relevant Links MAVerick Ensemble Featured Performances on May 23rd and 25th at […]

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      Fifth House Ensemble Live

      Live broadcast of Fifth House Ensemble. Edgar Meyer – Concert Duo for Violin and Double Bass Purchase Jason Charney – Ocean Body Kevin Puts – Arches Purchase Steven Snethkamp – Dances from the Luminiferous Ether John Elmquist – 112a, b, & c Fifth House Ensemble

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      Kevin Puts

      Kevin Puts has been inspired by sources as diverse as World War I and Bjork.  In this episode Puts talks to Seth about these inspirations as well as some very exciting upcoming projects. Featured Works Arches for Solo Violin Bella Hristova Purchase Credo for String Quartet Miro Quartet Purchase Symphony No. 3: IV. Vespertine Elegy […]

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      Opera das Pedras

      Opera das Pedras(Opera of Stones) is a truly stunning new artistic collaboration between the visual artist Denise Milan and several important Brazilian composers.  On this episode we feature some truly spectacular music from the project and sit down to discuss it. Relevant Links Opera of Stones Denise Milan Andre Mehmari Clarice Assad Purchase DVD

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      John Corigliano

      Seth interviews John Corigliano.  We will feature music from the films Altered States and Revolution as well as a piece of surprisingly stunning beauty for two pianos tuned a quarter tone apart. Altered States (Film) Christopher Keene (conductor) Movie Chiaroscuro Blair McMullen and Sachiko Kato (pianos) Purchase Revolution (Film) Harry Rabinowitz (conductor) Movie Relevant Links John Corigliano […]

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      WFMT Pledge Edition of Relevant Tones

      This week we will be having our annual Membership Drive at WFMT.  This is a great time to show your support for Relevant Tones and cash in on some great gifts which will be up for grabs to new and renewing members. 773-279-2000 Preview pledge gifts

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      La Pasión Según San Marcos by Osvaldo Golijov

      Filled with Latin rhythms and theatrical drama, Osvaldo Golijov‘s setting of the St. Mark passion is both universally appealing and intensely personal, reflecting his own influences as an Argentinean-born Jewish composer of Russian and Romanian extraction. Purchase

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      Rapido Competition

      The Rapido Competition is a composition contest inaugurated by the Atlantic Chamber Players in 2009.  In the contest participants are given a set of guidelines under which they must compose a piece in 14 days.  In this episode of Relevant Tones we look at the competition and feature music from it. Featured Composers: Mark Berger […]

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      David T. Little's Soldier Songs

      David T. Little: Soldier Songs

      Seth sits down to talk with composer David Little about his work Soldier Songs.  The  piece is a song cycle centered on the experience of  soldiers at various points in their life.  In creating the text for the piece Little drew on interviews he conducted with current and former soldiers.  Eventually the cycle was turned […]

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