1.10—Pierrot Ensemble Series Vol. 2 Review

In this episode we explore the brilliantly diverse compositional approaches of composers from around the world in this second volume of works created especially for the iconic new music formation known at the Pierrot ensemble (after Schoenberg’s landmark work Pierrot Lunaire). Alternately evocative, abstract, direct, intense, emotional and brilliantly colored, this disc has something for every listener.

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1.9—Sinfonia Series Vol. 1

In this episode we explore the stunning diversity and virtuosity of works on ABLAZE Records new Sinfonia Series Vol 1 disc. Listen in for the tremendously vigorous new voices of composers today!

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1.8—Qian Cosmic Overture

In the episode I talk with Chinese composer Liang Qian about his Cosmic Overture. Particularly we discuss various paradoxes and emotional and dramatic portrayal of the cosmos. A fascinating discussion of a wonderful and evocative work!

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1.7—Dhomi Into a Dream

In this episode I talk with Kosovo composer Trimor Dhomi on his evocative and dramatic composition INTO A DREAM featured on Ablaze’s Orchestral Masters Vol. 5.

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1.3—Knehans Tempest Flute Concerto: 3. Etesian

In this episode I discuss with composer Douglas Knehans the process and form of writing the exciting concluding movement to his Tempest Flute Concerto. The solo playing in this movement has been called "highly virtuosic" and "breathtaking." Tune in to listen to the composer discuss the work and hear some terrific excerpts from the sizzling conclusion of this concerto.

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1.2—Knehans Tempest Flute Concerto: 2. Mistral...Funerailles

In this episode I discuss the slow movement of the new flute concerto TEMPEST by Douglas Knehans with the composer. We also hear excerpts of this powerfully expressive slow movement as played by flute soloist Gareth Davies, of the London Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Mikel Toms.

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