“We live in a time I think not of mainstream, but of many streams, or even, if you insist upon a river of time, that we have come to a delta, maybe even beyond delta to an ocean which is going back to the skies.”
This quote, I believe, truly embodies the idea of music today. Yet, this quote is even more applicable to world of “classical” music. There are so many different avenues of new classical music, that one must ask oneself, “That’s classical?” That is the idea that we try and explore every Sunday evening. Neo-classical, electro-accoustic, minimalism, soundscapes, and everything in between. Everything from Stravinsky to Eagle, Messiaen to Dallapiccola, Glass to Tüür, no musical stone is left unturned. So sit back, and enjoy the tunes.
That’s Classical? - Episode January 17, 2021
Playlist: Ilya Demutsky, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - I Guess the Universe is to BlameBela Bartok, Cheng Zhang, Tomoki Kitamura, Juris Azers, Weiqi Bai - Sonata for Two Pianos & PercussionWalter Buczynski, Estria Woodwind Quintet - SuiteSigismond Thalberg, Halifax Camerata Singers - Lay a GarlandEllen Taaffe Zwilich, Florida State University Symphony Orchestra - Peanuts GalleryKalevi Aho, Lapland Chamber Orchestra - Theremin ConcertoDenis Gougeon, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne - En Accordeon
That’s Classical? - Episode January 10, 2021
Playlist: Stephen Smith, Halifax Camerata Singers - The Last InvocationJames Gayfer, Estria Woodwind Quintet - SuiteAnna Clyne, BBC Symphony Orchestra - This Midnight HourBo Holten, Odense Symphony Orchestra - Songs of DuskJean Papineau-Couture, Estria Woodwind Quintet - FantasieGabriel Prokofiev, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra - Saxophone ConcertoXia Lang - The Corridor
That’s Classical? - Episode January 3, 2021
Best Albums of 2020 Part 2!Playlist: Christopher Cerrone, Argus String Quartet, String Orchestra of Brooklyn - High WindowsCharles Spearin & Josefin Runsteen - Chiesa di san vigilioLuminous Voices - Requiem et LuxAmy Beach, Gould Piano Trio - Piano Trio in A MinorJohn Luther Adams, Seattle Symphony - Become OceanHenryk Górecki, Quatuor Molinari - String Quartet No. 1 'Already It Is Dusk'
That’s Classical? - Episode December 27, 2020
Best Albums of 2020 Part 1!Playlist: Stewart Grant, Estria Woodwind Quintet - Wind QuintetMichael Nyman, Jess Gillam, Aurora Orchestra - Where the Bee DancesCyrillus Kreek, Vox Clamantis - From Heaven Above to Earth I ComeCyrillus Kreek, Vox Clamantis - Bless the Lord, My LordVictoria Cheah, PRISM Quartet - Tell (Quartet)Nadia Boulanger, Cyrille Dubois, Tristan Raes - Les Heures ClaireMatthew Hindson, United Strings of Europe - MaralingaPeteris Vasks, Munich Radio Orchestra - ViatoreFrank Horvat - Heat Island
That’s Classical? - Episode December 20, 2020
Playlist: Sarah Kirkland Snider, Latitude 49 - Thread & FuryAlexina Louie - Take the Dog SledPeteris Vasks, Munich Radio Orchestra - ViatoreKrzystof Penderecki, Andre Moisan; Quatuor Molinari - Clarinet QuartetKevin Puts, Minnesota Opera - Silent Night (Excepts)Snowdrops - Odysseus
That’s Classical? - Episode December 13, 2020
Playlist: Anna Clyne, BBC Symphony Orchestra - MasqueradeHilary Tann - Melangell Variations for Soprano & String QuartetMichael Oesterle, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne - Annus Mirabilis: 5 Perspectives to Celebrate Albert Einstein's Year of MiraclesMaurice Dela, Estria Woodwind Quintet - Petite Suite MaritimeJohn Zorn, Lahti Symphony Orchestra - La Machine de l'etreMatthew Hindson, United Strings of Europe - MaralingaRebecca Clarke, Gould Piano Trio - Trio for Violin, Cello, & PianoEleanor Daley, Halifax Camerata Singers - For the Fallen