Chant - Dance - Mashup - Quartet ...
We begin this hour with The Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos chanting Ave mundi spes Maria, and La Bouree from Philip Pickett and the New London Consort.
Aron Kallay and Vicki Ray play prepared Piano; Scott Worthington plays bass; Isaac Schankler programs the electronics, in Schankler's Because Patterns/Deep State.
The Takacs Quartet plays Benjamin Britten's Third String Quartet.
Michael Praetorius' Bransles Simples
Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen, and the Kronos Quartet in Uniko
In 1970 the pianist Easley Blackwood commissioned composer Donald Martino to write a piano work for him, explicitly requesting that it be one of the most difficult pieces ever written. Blackwood declined to perform it. Pianist David Holzman recorded Pianississimo at Paine Hall at Harvard U. in 1991.
Kurt Weill (1900-1950): Symphony #2 completed in Paris in 1934. Weill had left Berlin with the rise of the 3rd Reich, and was on his way to New York.