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SoundNotion 179: #shelfie

This week on SoundNotion, Irving Fine Society founder and Library of Congress concert producer Nicholas Brown joins the panel. We discuss programming concerts and commissions at the library and how the country is celebrating the Irving Fine centennial.


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SoundNotion 178: Learning Process Learning

This week on SoundNotion Dave, Sam, and Patrick talk the Kennedy Center Honors, Nonesuch Records at 50, the Metropolitan Opera layoffs, the benefits of learning an instrument and dangerous scourge of elderly cane wielding opera patrons.


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SoundNotion 177: Microphonobia

This week, composer Scott Wheeler joins the panel to discuss his new opera “Naga,” his new album of orchestral music on BMOP/sound, Alex Ross’s quibbles with classical music streaming, the Proms’ quibbles over Birtwistle and labor issues in Atlanta.


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SoundNotion 176: Puckett’s Goldilocks Piece

This week the panel is joined by composer, educator Joel Puckett. He brought his Concerto Duo for flute and clarinet featuring Demarre and Anthony McGill with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Birtwistle gets snubbed and we celebrate a final premiere.


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SoundNotion 175: Trust Your Audience

This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by The Cavell Reed Trio with their newest album Dialogue. We discuss the benefits of chamber music, Martin Fröst’s new variety/virtuoso show Dollhouse, The Met’s labor deal and good fake instrument playing.


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