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.
In this episode we discuss the exciting conclusion of Douglas Knehans’ monumental orchestral triptych UNFINISHED EARTH. Here we focus particularly on the boldly dramatic and exciting final movement TEARING DRIFT and its meaning to our human experience.
In this episode composer DOUGLAS KNEHANS opens up about the inspiration and meaning of the world evoked in this symphonic sketch ETERNAL OCEAN, the second movement of his massive triptych UNFINISHED EARTH.
In this episode, we discuss with composer Douglas Knehans the first movement, Tempering, of his massive orchestral triptych Unfinished Earth. Hear some amazing excepts of incredible orchestral playing in music that bold and dramatic.
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.
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.
In this episode I discuss Douglas Knehans' TEMPEST—Concerto for Flute and Orchestra focusing on the first movement OSTRO. Tune in to hear some AMAZING flute playing as well as the composer discuss the ideas and inspiration behind this ear-catching and dramatic new work.