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2012 Grammys: A Year for New Music

From: WFIU
Series: Horizons in Music
Length: 59:01

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A recap of contemporary classical compositions that took home awards in the 2012 Grammys. Read the full description.

Horizon_small In February 2012, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences recognized classical music in nine different categories. Seven of those nine awards were handed out in recognition of contemporary music. This week we’ll listen to several of the award-winning works. We'll hear music from Eric Whitacre, Steve Mackey, Joseph Schwantner, and Robert Aldridge.

Horizons in Music is a weekly program celebrating the music of living composers.

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Piece Description

In February 2012, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences recognized classical music in nine different categories. Seven of those nine awards were handed out in recognition of contemporary music. This week we’ll listen to several of the award-winning works. We'll hear music from Eric Whitacre, Steve Mackey, Joseph Schwantner, and Robert Aldridge.

Horizons in Music is a weekly program celebrating the music of living composers.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Three Songs of Faith Eric Whitacre Singers Light & Gold. Decca 2011 09:40
Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra Christoper Lamb, percussion; Giancarlo Guerrero/Nashville Symphony Orchestra Chasing light.... Naxos American 2011 27:52
Lonely Motel - Music from Slide: Stare Prelude/Overture & Stare eighth blackbird Lonely Motel - Music from Slide. cedille 2011 09:16
"God said, Build me a tabernacle" from "Elmer Gantry" Florentine Opera Company Elmer Gantry. Naxos American 2011 07:04