Jennifer Higdon

cedille records

Have you seen The Notorious RBG? You can hear works in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as well as American Canvas by Jennifer Higdon, and The Indispensable Man (Words by FDR) - a new clarinet concerto by Victoria Bond on this patriotic episode. Host John Clare speaks with composer Patrice Michaels, and soloists John Yeh and Mimi Stillman on this all women composers, all American show!

Innova Records

Dolce Suono Trio and guest artist Lucy Shelton have really done it! American Canvas is picture perfect: beauty, composition, and playing! It features music by Jenifer Higdon, Shulamit Ran, Andrea Clearfield, and Zhou Tian that is inspired by art (Georgia O’Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, and Jackson Pollock); the natural world (Canadian Rockies) literature (Spanish medieval hero El Cid); and the past (a companion piece to Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire).

Michael Daugherty

The GRAMMYS® sprouted from the Hollywood Walk of Fame: music executives wanted to create an award similar to the Oscars and the Emmys. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences was born…they thought about calling their award “Eddie,” to honor the inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison. They finally settled on “GRAMMY®” using the name of the invention, the gramophone, first given in 1958.

What's New: Opera

Sep 2, 2016
Paramount Pictures

"People may say I can't sing," Florence Foster Jenkins once remarked to a friend, "but no one can ever say I didn't sing."

We’ll hear music from the feature film about Florence Foster Jenkins, as well as opera selections from living composers: Jennifer Higdon, John Corigliano, Jake Heggie, Michael Nyman, Thomas Ades, John Harbison and Carlisle Floyd on today’s What’s New!


What's New 9/4 Preview

Aug 31, 2016
Judith Kurnick

A new program airs Sunday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.


What's New: Cello

Jul 23, 2016
Decca / Harald Hoffmann

Jean-Louis Duport played the cello. The sweetness and beauty of his tone is said to have surprised Voltaire, who supposedly quipped, "Monsieur Duport, you will make me believe in miracles, for I see that you can turn an ox into a nightingale."

What's New: Colors

Jun 27, 2016
pilar timpane

A study in 2013 from UC Berkeley looked at how the human brain reacts to music. According to scientist Stephen Palmer, we associate anything music with a particular hue from the color spectrum. Whether it’s a classical work or pop, we automatically make music-color connections based on how the various melodies make us feel.

We'll hear works based on primary colors: Blue, Red, and Yellow; plus feature Rainbow Body, Synethésie, and a Nick Drake song, Pink Moon!

Composers include Jennifer Higdon, John Corigliano, and Joan Tower.


What's New 7/3 Preview

Jun 23, 2016
Andrew Gena

Starting Sunday, July 3, a new program debuts: What's New. Host John Clare will feature new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of What's New, and let us know what you think.


From http://www.pentatonemusic.com/jennifer-higdon-cold-mountain-santa-fe-opera-orchestra

In what is the second of three opera releases for Pentatone in 2016, Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain is a true gem.