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Turn It Down: Morton Feldman's Silent Revolution

The intrepid pianist Marc-André Hamelin has a reputation for embracing the toughest, strangest music. His new recording of For Bunita Marcus by Morton Feldman is a fine example. For nearly 75 minutes the music never rises above a whisper and the damper pedal is always pressed down, allowing single notes to ring out into vast, silent spaces. Feldman is tied to the New York School, a group of experimental composers who gravitated to John Cage beginning in the 1950s. Before Feldman died in 1987,...

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This essay is one in a series celebrating deserving artists or albums not included on NPR Music's list of 150 Greatest Albums By Women.

We Shall Not Be Moved is a new opera that takes its name from both the old spiritual-turned-civil-rights anthem and the Philadelphia black liberation group, MOVE. That group might be best-remembered for a 1985 tragedy: A police helicopter bombed the MOVE house, and the resulting fire killed 11 people and destroyed 62 homes in the neighborhood.

The opera, presented by Opera Philadelphia with the Apollo Theater, had its world premiere Sept. 16. It revisits that house and its ghosts, while remaining centered on stories about young people in Philadelphia today.

Veronica Nunn On Piano Jazz

Sep 15, 2017

Vocalist Veronica Nunn grew up in Little Rock, Ark., absorbing all kinds of music from jazz to funk to gospel. When she moved to New York in 1978, she split her time between Harlem's jazz clubs and the Theology Department at Lehman College.

On this 2008 episode of Piano Jazz, hosted by Marian McPartland, Nunn is accompanied by her husband, pianist Travis Shook. She demonstrates her soulful technique on "One Note Samba" as well as "I'm Old Fashioned."

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MU School of Music

A recent episode of Mizzou Music featured MU School of Music oboe faculty Dan Willett looking ahead to his recital on Monday in Columbia. Also on the program Kiernan Steiner previewed the MU Family Weekend choral concert.

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Last week's episode of Mizzou Music featured a quartet of faculty who are preparing for recitals and the centennial of the MU School of Music.

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Talk to most longtime Columbians about what they like about the city and the cultural landscape is likely to come up. A wide range of performing acts come through Columbia each year, but one local performing arts series draws largely from local talent.

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Scott Joplin left a major mark on the musical history of the Show-Me State during his 13 years in Sedalia. Next weekend, Richard Dowling comes to Columbia for a pair of recitals in which he will perform Joplin's entire piano output. Classical 90.5's Trevor Harris interviewed Dowling for a recent episode of Mizzou Music.

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There are several new faces in the MU School of Music for the new school year that started two weeks ago. A recent episode of Mizzou Music introduced listeners to a pair of new faculty in the school and a post doctoral fellow familiar to attendees of the recent Mizzou International Composers Festival.

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The new Assistant Professor of Orchestra in the MU School of Music is no stranger that program. Barry Ford earlier earned his masters from the institution for which he now works. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, the Ford visited with Classical 90.5 host Trevor Harris about his memories of and mentors at MU, his conducting favorites and his upcoming work leading the University Philharmonic.


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Amy Knopps is the new director of Marching Mizzou. She was a recent guest on Mizzou Music where she talked about her Missouri roots and looked ahead to her new role at MU.

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Meet Pete Zambito. He is the new assistant professor of band and percussion in the MU School of Music. He was a guest on this week's Mizzou Music discussing his influences, his new role on campus and his weekly podcast.

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Austrian-born, New York-based composer Georg Haas was in Columbia last week as a Guest Composer at the Mizzou International Composers Festival. Haas was a guest on a recent episode of Mizzou Music.


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Last week, the composer Robert Sirota was in town for the premiere of a new work. He sat down with painter and long-time friend Simon Dinnerstein to discuss 'The Fulbright Triptych', a three panel work on display now through the end of the year at Columbia's MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.


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