Now, THIS was fun. Last week, I was invited by WQXR'S online music station, Q2, to put together a set of music for their weekly Mixtapes program. As you can imagine, I veered a bit off the standard classical/new music trajectory, but if you listen to the full set, I think you'll discover that these seemingly disparate pieces of music have more in common than you think.
Playlist below, along with the archived stream. You can also check it out online, where Q2 has all their Mixtapes archived.
Gyorgy Ligeti - Lux Aeterna
Nico Muhly - Bright Mass with Canons: Sanctus
Olivier Messiaen - La Nativite du Seigneur: Les Anges
Todd Reynolds - Fast Pasture
Animal Collective - #1
Buke & Gass - Your Face Left Before You
Beirut - Port of Call
David Lang - memory pieces: wed
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Resolution
Bela Bartok - String Quartet No. 5: Andante
John Adams - Dharma at Big Sur: Sri Moonshine