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This week on SoundNotion, pianist Benjamin Hochman fills us in on his March 10 Theme and Variations recital at SubCulture, featuring a new work by Tamar Muskal. PLUS: New Music USA grants, Sibelius 7.5 and “the absence of Met income in the fall…”
- This week on SoundNotion, pianist Benjamin Hochman fills us in on his March 10 Theme and Variations recital at SubCulture.
- The show will feature works by Knussen, Berio, Rzewski and a new work by Tamar Muskal.
- The first round of revamped and rebranded New Music USA grant awardees are announced. Find and track a project that interests you.
- Sibelius 7.5 drops.
- The Met looks to get a jump on spring season labor dispute training.
This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by the 2014 American Composers Forum Composition Contest Finalists Michael Laurello, Todd Lerew, Kristina Warren. We listen to their music and discuss the process of writing for So Percussion.
- David MacDonald
- Sam Merciers
- Patrick Gullo
- ACF Finalists
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by the 2014 American Composers Forum Composition Contest finalists Michael Laurello, Todd Lerew, and Kristina Warren.
- Here’s Todd’s Quartz Cantabile in action.
- We listen to their music and discuss the process of writing for So Percussion.
- discussing a spend of indeterminacy time also we quite bit
This week on SoundNotion we discuss Charles Wuorinen’s opera Brokeback Mountain, the potential death knell for physical media, Osmo Vanska’s line in the sand, Obama’s new nominee to chair the NEA and Amazon’s symphony soap opera Mozart in the Jungle.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel discusses Charles Wuorinen‘s opera Brokeback Mountain which is streaming for free now at medici.tv (based on the original short story).
- Recent Billboard numbers could indicate the beginning of the end for audio CDs.
- Osmo Vänskä wants to return to Minnesota over CEO Michael Henson‘s fired body.
- President Obama to nominate Jane Chu, current president of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, to chair the NEA.
- The panel has some strong words of criticism and praise for Dennis Tobenski‘s NewMusicBox piece on the business of being a composer. (It inspired Dave to try Gumroad.)
- And Amazon Original Series has a new soap opera set in a symphony orchestra, Mozart in the Jungle (the panel liked the pilot episode).
- Mozart in the Jungle pilot episode – Amazon Prime
CORRECTION: In the episode, we erroneously gave the impression that you must be an Amazon Prime subscriber to watch the pilot episode of Mozart in the Jungle. Blair Tindall, author of the book on which the show is based, let us know that this is not the case. Anybody can watch without being a Prime member. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for setting us straight, Blair. Hooray free things!
This week, the SoundNotion panel tackles fake deafness and composerly fraud, Renée Fleming at the Super Bowl, the new Beats Music streaming service, and more.
- The Lipinski Strad is recovered by the FBI and Milwaukee Police Department!
- Japanese composer Mamoru Samuragochifakes deafness and commissions ghostwriter to produce works.
- A labor battle looms at the Met.
- How did Renée Fleming do at the Super Bowl? Check out what Anne Midgette had to say.
- Beats Music streaming service: Mad Libs excellence or late to the game?
This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by Ensemble for the Romantic Century Executive Artistic Director Eve Wolf. We discuss their new production “Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart,” what a “Theatrical Concert” is and the not death classical music.
- This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by Ensemble for the Romantic Century Executive Artistic Director Eve Wolf.
- We discuss their new production “Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart,” premiering at BAM on March 5th – 9th.
- Eve also helps us take the pulse of classical music. We conclude that the patient is in fact NOT DEAD, no matter what the poorly researched and poorly written Slate piece by Mark Vanhoenacker claims.
- The Grammy winners are in. Minnesota wins for orchestral performance while taking the entire year off.
- Milwaukee Symphony concertmaster Frank Almond is tased and has his 1715 Stradivarius stolen while leaving a concert at Wisconsin Lutheran College. There’s a $100,000 reward being offered for the return of the instrument.
- RIP Singer-songwriter and activist Pete Seeger and revered conductor Claudio Abbado who served as music director of La Scala, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna State Opera and the Berlin Philharmonic.