Modern Notebook for September 20, 2020

Composer David Clay Mettens (Photo credit: Anna Gatdula)

This week on Modern Notebook, Tyler Kline shares a few recently released recordings including music by Jessie Montgomery from violinist Michi Wiancko’s newest album, music for solo flute by Lisa Bielawa performed by Sarah Carrier, and a work by David Clay Mettens titled “stain, bloom, moon, rain.”

Plus, music by Toru Takemitsu, Emily Praetorius, Carlos Simon, Dai Fujikura, and others; and performances by pianist Ning Yu, the Grossman Ensemble, Admiral Launch Duo, violinist Patrick Yim, and more.

That’s on the next Modern Notebook, this Sunday night from 8 to 10 on Classical WSMR 89. 1 and 103.9. Streaming at

Hour 1

  • Jessie Montgomery’s Rhapsody No. 2.
  • To the Edge of Dream by Toru Takemitsu.
  • Music by Emily Praetorius for solo piano, Of Being.
  • Grossman Ensemble performs music by David Clay Mettens.

Hour 2

  • Starshine and Moonfall by Natalie Moller.
  • Carlos Simon’s Lickety Split for cello and piano.
  • Mina by Dai Fujikura.
  • Michael-Thomas Foumai’s Relics.
  • Gargoyles by Lisa Bielawa.

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.