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Meet the Composer with Nadia Sirota - Season 2

Series produced by WQXR

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From New York Public Radio’s Q2 Music, Meet the Composer is a Peabody Award-winning five-part radio series that takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most engaging, innovative, and beautiful music today. Season 2 features host Nadia Sirota with Meredith Monk, Kaija Saariaho, Ingram Marshall, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Nico Muhly

The podcast has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and The Guardian. Meet the Composer counts among its fans Radiolab's Jad Abumrad, who rebroadcast the entirety of its John Luther Adams episode on his show, describing the podcast as "compelling and beautifully produced. One of the best things I’ve heard in a long time…Talking about music in a way that's compelling can be hard. And so when people do it well, I just feel like you gotta give them props."


10 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Host Nadia Sirota travels to Detroit to perform the US premiere of Nico Muhly's viola concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Le...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 09:53
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This bonus track is a world premiere recording of Thorvaldsdottir's piano work "Scape." "Scape," like many of Anna's works, uses extended techni...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 11:46
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This movement was born in 1981, when Ingram Marshall wrote a string quartet for the Kronos Quartet called Voces Resonae.

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 13:07
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This recording of Kaija Saariaho's piano trio "Light and Matter" was taped live at the Coolidge Auditorium in the Library of Congress in 2015 by th...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 18:43
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Stringsongs is Monk's first string quartet. Written in 2005, the piece was premiered by the Kronos Quartet. Until now, however, no recording of t...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 24:28
Caption: Nico Muhly, Credit: Matthew Murphy
Nico is a composer with a very specific point of view – a rabid communicator whose personality factors massively in his work. Nico works extremely ...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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Caption: Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Credit: Kristinn Ingvarsson/Q2 Music
Anna Thorvaldsdottir is an Icelandic composer whose work conjures entire environments of sound, surrounding the listener in a dark and forbidding l...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Composer Ingram Marshall, Credit: Timo Andres
Ingram Marshall is often called a California Minimalist, a title which, while not exactly geographically accurate, allies him with a loose cadre of...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
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Caption: Composer Kaija Saariaho, Credit: Priska Ketterer
Kaija Saariaho's music evokes all sorts of natural sounds, the kinds of complex, white noise-y sounds that we often tune out. She's able to take th...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Meredith Monk, Credit: Kim Nowacki
Living legend Meredith Monk is a composer, vocalist, dancer,choreographer and filmmaker. While all of these descriptors are technically on point, n...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:21:28
  • Purchases: 1