Modern Notebook for October 4, 2020

Composer George Crumb (Photo credit: Becky Starobin)

On this week’s Modern Notebook, Tyler Kline will share a new recording from pianist Liza Stepanova with music by Eun Young Lee, as well as George Crumb’s groundbreaking work for flute, cello, and piano: Vox Balaenae, or Voice of the Whale.

Plus, performances by violinist Ilmar Gavilan, cellist Paul Wiancko, and pianist Awadigan Pratt, Heare Ensemble, Sandbox Percussion, and others; and music by Judith Lang Zaimont, Andy Akiho, Tyshawn Sorey, Gabriela Lena Frank, and more.

That’s this Sunday night from 8 to 10 EDT on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.

Hour 1

  • Music by Roshanne Etezady performed by Eighth Blackbird.
  • ZONES – the second piano trio by Judith Lang Zaimont.
  • George Crumb’s Vox Balaenae.

Hour 2

  • Haiku 2 by Andy Akiho
  • Del Sol String Quartet performs music by Gabriela Lena Frank.
  • Eun Young Lee’s Mool.
  • In Memoriam Richard Muhal Abrams by Tyshawn Sorey.
  • Shulamit Ran’s Grand Rounds.

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.