Modern Notebook for July 26

Composer Marcos Balter (Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre)

On this week’s Modern Notebook, tune in for a few newly-released recordings, including music by Shulamit Ran for string quartet off of a new CD from the Pacifica Quartet. Plus, a work by Marcos Balter performed by the saxophone quartet Nois off of their new CD.

Plus, performances by pianist Eunmi Ko, Longleash, and Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble; and music by Molly Joyce, Gabriela Lena Frank, Yukiko Watanabe, and more.

Join Tyler Kline for Modern Notebook, this Sunday night from 8 to 10 on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.


Hour 1

  • Tiento de Batalla by Alejandro Román.
  • Shulamit Ran’s String Quartet No.3, titled Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory.
  • Intercepting a Shivery Light by Marcos Balter.
  • Violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez performs music by Judith Lang Zaimont.


Hour 2

  • Flutist Lindsey Goodman performs music by Bruce Babcock.
  • Adagio para Amantí by Gabriela Lena Frank.
  • Yukiko Watanabe’s Vers_flies_sen.
  • Bite the Dust by Molly Joyce.
  • Orchestral music by Arlene Sierra performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Modern Notebook is hosted by WSMR’s Tyler Kline, and is a program that highlights music composed since the Mid-20th Century, with a special focus on the music of living composers.