Henri Dutilleux
Henri Dutilleux
Today’s show featured concertos by French composers.

The music aired during the program included:
Camille Saint-Saens – Organ Symphony #3, performed by Alberto Lizzio and the Munich Symphony
Maurice Ravel – Concerto in G Major for Piano, performed by Inon Barnatan and the NY Philharmonic
Francis Poulenc – Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, performed by Katia and Marielle LaBeque and the Boston Symphony
Henri Dutilleux – Cello Concerto, performed by Xavier Phillips and the Seattle Symphony

Zero Crossings – May 25, 2015, Memorial Day and Miles Griffin as co-host and guinea pig

Miles-CoHostToday’s show featured an my son as co-host and guinea pig. We started the afternoon with a couple of pieces that recognized Memorial Day and then turned to a set of pieces chosen by Miles (mostly from The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Then, as a follow-up on some of the conversation I had with Robert Raines during the previous week’s interview, I played several examples of pieces created by David Cope using his adaptive, learning software called EMI (Experiments in Musical Intelligence). I asked Miles to guess which pieces were written by human composers and which were copies created by EMI.

The music aired during the program included:
Paul Aitken – Flanders Fields, performed by University of North Texas Choir
Maurice Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin: I. Prelude; II-Fugue; III. Forlane; IV-Rigaudon; V-Menuet; VI: Toccata (Vif), performed by Charles Rosen
John Williams – Theme from Superman, from Superman Soundtrack
Hans Zimmer – I’m Electro; So Much Anger; Still Crazy; Electro Remix; Cold War; Special Project, from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Enya – Book of Days
David Cope – Invention #1, from EMI (Experiments in Musical Intelligence)
JS Bach – Invention #9 in F minor; Invention #14 in Bb, performed by Simone Dinnerstein
David Cope – Invention #2, from EMI
David Cope – Sonata (after Beethoven), from EMI
Ludvig van Beethoven – Sonata No. 31 In a Flat Major, Op. 110 : I. Moderato Cantabile, Molto Espressivo, performed by Anton Frei
David Cope – Mazurka, Op 1. No 2, from EMI
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Elegie In E Flat Minor, from Romantic Reflections – EP
David Cope – Suite, from EMI

Listen to the show here:

      Zero Crossings – May 25, 2015, Memorial Day and Miles Griffin as co-host and guinea pig

Zero Crossings – December 29, 2014 – A quick run at the string quartet

Quartet6This show functioned as a series of snapshots of the history of the great literature for string quartet, as part of an homage to the late American composer Elliott Carter, who died in November 2012 at the age of 103. Elliott Carter won a Pulitzer Prize for each of his first two string quartets.

The music aired during the program included:
Franz Joseph Haydn – String Quartet In F-minor Op.20-5 Hob.III / 35: I. Moderato; IV. Finale, The Angeles String Quartet
Wolgang Amadeus Mozart – String Quartet No.19 “Dissonance” in C Major, K. 465: I. Adagio – Allegro, Emerson String Quartet
Franz Schubert – String Quartet In D Minor, D.810 Death and the Maiden: Andante Con Moto (Schubert / Mahler), Jerusalem Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven – Grosse Fuge in B flat major Op. 133, Guarneri Quartet
Maurice Ravel – Quartet for Strings In F Major: II. Assez Vif – Très Rythmé, Borromeo Quartet
Bela Bartok – String Quartet #2, 2nd Movement, Ramor Quartet
Arnold Schoenberg – String Quartet No. 1, Op 7: Nicht zu rasch, Fred Sherry String Quartet
Elliott Carter – String Quartet No. 1, Mvt. 1: Allegro, Composers Quartet

Listen here:

      Zero Crossings – December 29, 2014, featuring music for string quartet