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Meet the Composer is a Peabody Award-winning podcast from WQXR’s Q2 Music that takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most innovative, compelling and breathtakingly beautiful music today. At the convergence of interview, music and sound design, Meet the Composer aims to show the listener who the composer is as a person, as a thinker and as an artist.

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    • 4.8, 194 Ratings

Meet the Composer is a Peabody Award-winning podcast from WQXR’s Q2 Music that takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most innovative, compelling and breathtakingly beautiful music today. At the convergence of interview, music and sound design, Meet the Composer aims to show the listener who the composer is as a person, as a thinker and as an artist.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

andrew.conkling ,

Captivating, accessible window into composers

I’ve always had a hard time getting into contemporary classical music, so I was thrilled when I saw the Kickstarter for Meet The Composer. I’d previously already heard Nadia Sirota’s performances of some contemporary composers’ works, and really appreciated them. So I was excited to see what she would explore and bring to everyone’s attention.

Excellent discussions, beautiful editing, and long excerpts of music. I’ve bought recordings of the composers featured (as much as I’ve been able so far) and they are excellent—really upending my existing classical collection. 😄 I have appreciated how varied the episodes are: while they all cover the same kind of format, they end up going in a very composer- and music-led direction that really help to illuminate some great musicians and their music.

kikikiks7 ,

Stunningly Beautiful

Will this show ever return?? Listening to this show made my heart swell and my brain explode with every episode. I definitely cried at work listening with my headphones on more than once and had to hide my eyes. For those of us who can’t afford symphony tickets, this is a blessing.

Oripah ,

As good as it gets

This show is required listening for any creator.

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