What's New on WBAA Classical

Tuesday nights at 8pm

What's New is a look at classical music today. The two hour weekly show takes an in-depth look of composers, artists, and themes. New releases, new music, and rising stars range from George Li and Augustin Hadelich to John Luther Adams and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Host John Nasukaluk Clare finds connections and shares enthusiasm for this amazing art form.

Listen to What's New Monday mornings at 10am (Pacific) on KHSU, Tuesday nights at 8pm (Eastern) on WBAA, Thursday mornings at 7am (Eastern) on WETS, and Thursday nights at 10pm (Eastern) on WGTE!

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Back in 2014, Simone Dinnerstein and Philip Glass met for breakfast. There in his garden they found a shared interest in Johann Sebastian Bach's music. The end result was a commission for a concerto for piano and strings, to be paired with one of Bach's own. Dinnerstein says, "There are almost no concertos written for piano and strings since Bach's time. The pairing of the Bach concerto with Philip's own composition creates myriad strands of connectivity, enabling the listener to create bridges between the old and the new."

WBAA's John Clare spoke to Simone about her latest release, Circles, that has Glass and Bach Concerti.

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WBAA’s John Clare talks with Sara Daly Brosman, who runs the Delphi Opera House in Delphi, and WBAA Development Director Rachel Lattimore. They’ll discuss the brand new series of concerts taking place this summer.

There's more about the concert series here.

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A new release of Arnold Rosner's music is now out on Toccata Classics with the London Philharmonic and conductor Nick Palmer. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Palmer about the recording, watch their conversation below:

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The Russians are coming! Prokofiev from Argerich, Batiashvili; Weinberg with Golan; and insights with Richard Taruskin on Stravinsky!

Hear the latest from Lisa Batiashvili with Visions of Prokofiev. Prokofiev for Two features Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan, and a new Steinway and Sons release has chamber music by Mieczysław Weinberg with Jeanne Golan. Top it all off with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and insights with Richard Taruskin!

What's New: Max Richter

Apr 18, 2018
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Moms and composers have calmed listeners for centuries. Singing, lilting melodies…even inducing sleep – on purpose! Most composers write a lullaby, and may or may not believe you might fall asleep while listening. We’ll hear from a composer who wrote a work with the express intention for the audience to sleep! Ahead Max Richter’s Sleep, plus more of his music for the stage and screen on this episode of What’s New.

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We’ll hear 3 Bs: Brahms, Beethoven, and Bartok, for Four Voices: new releases from the Miro and Ariel String Quartets on today’s What’s New.

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The original version of Ole King Cole goes like this:

Good King Cole,

And he call'd for his Bowle,

And he call'd for Fidler's three;

And there was Fiddle, Fiddle,

And twice Fiddle, Fiddle,

For 'twas my Lady's Birth-day,

Therefore we keep Holy-day

And come to be merry.

We’ll hear three incredible fiddlers: Rachel Barton Pine, Johnny Gandelsman, and Augustin Hadelich on today’s What’s New.

What's New: Samuel Adler

Mar 28, 2018
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Nineties: the numbers, years, degrees, from 90 through 99. They can refer to numbered streets, warm temperatures, or indicate the years of a lifetime or of a century.

Samuel Adler was born March 4, 1928, in Mannheim, Germany and came to the United States in 1939. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in May 2001, and then inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in October 2008. He has composed of over 400 published works...including 5 operas, 6 symphonies, 12 concerti, 9 string quartets, and 5 oratorios!
We’ll hear music and new releases from 90 year old composer Samuel Adler on today’s What’s New.

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Tones and Colors is a new piano album inspired by artwork. Liza Stepanova presents music by Bach, Martinu, and Gyorgy Ligeti among others. Ligeti's original idea had been to compose twelve Études, in two books of six each, ala Debussy, but the scope of his etudes grew...one of our favorites from this new collection is the Infinite Column etude that Ligeti composed. You can hear it on What's New.

WBAA's John Clare had a chance to speak with Liza Stepanova about her CAG album Tones and Colors.

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Tickling the ivories – what a wonderful phrase to describe playing the piano! We’re amazed about how many keyboard artists are on the rise, and how many recordings are around of the great masters.

We’ll hear from piano players young and old, and music from Bach to Adams on today’s What’s New.

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