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What's New: Colors

Jun 27, 2016
pilar timpane

A study in 2013 from UC Berkeley looked at how the human brain reacts to music. According to scientist Stephen Palmer, we associate anything music with a particular hue from the color spectrum. Whether it’s a classical work or pop, we automatically make music-color connections based on how the various melodies make us feel.

We'll hear works based on primary colors: Blue, Red, and Yellow; plus feature Rainbow Body, Synethésie, and a Nick Drake song, Pink Moon!

Composers include Jennifer Higdon, John Corigliano, and Joan Tower.


Harper Collins

It’s recommended summer reading from WQXR, in this year's Summer Reads For Music Lovers, and the New York Times recently interviewed Lauren Belfer about And After The Fire along with her husband, who has a new book, Bach & God.

What's New 7/3 Preview

Jun 23, 2016
Andrew Gena

Starting Sunday, July 3, a new program debuts: What's New. Host John Clare will feature new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of What's New, and let us know what you think.


Naxos

José Serebrier is a globe trotting composer and conductor making music and recordings with the top orchestras, and in recent years, received 37 Grammy nominations for his work. Serebrier worked with legendary conductors Leopold Stokowski and George Szell and led music festivals in Massachusetts, and Florida, commissioning many composers, including Elliot Carter's String Quartet No.

From http://www.pentatonemusic.com/jennifer-higdon-cold-mountain-santa-fe-opera-orchestra

In what is the second of three opera releases for Pentatone in 2016, Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain is a true gem. 

http://www.naxosusa.com/

The Ghosts of Versailles is an American masterpiece, written by John Corigliano, to honor the Metropolitan Opera's 100th season.

http://www.signumrecords.com/

It's easy to become a WBAA member. Just call 765-496-1999, give at WBAA.org, or through the WBAA mobile app. Ask for Lullabies for Mila, a new CD featuring Alessio Bax playing Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Rachmaninoff! This is a great gift for someone in your life who is just discovering classical music… or just to complete your personal collection. The selections were hand picked by Alessio Bax for his daughter. 

WBAA's John Clare spoke to Bax about the release.

Audite.de

The fifth volume of the Complete Beethoven String Quartets from Quartetto di Cremona features the String Quartet No. 15, Opus 132 and the only original String Quintet, Opus 29 by the Bonn master. Lawrence Dutton, the violist of the Emerson String Quartet, joins the group for this new release.

WBAA Music Director John Clare had a chance to talk with the quartet’s violist Simone Gramaglia about the new cd, adding a guest to the mix, and how things have changed over a few years.

http://rachelbartonpine.com/

Johann Sebastian Bach is very highly regarded by musicians and music lovers alike.

From http://www.ndr.de/orchester_chor/sinfonieorchester/konzerte/

In the All Music Guide to Classical Music, there is a great quote about Anton Bruckner: ‘the Vienese critic [Max] Graf once wrote that Bruckner "pondered over chords and chord associations as a medieval architect contemplated the original forms of a Gothic cathedral." ‘ I’m not sure I could sum up Bruckner Symphonies better than Max’s words.

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