Special Programming playlist for 02/01/2011

Artist Title Album Label Link
Composers Quartet String Quartet No. 2 Tzadik
Philomel Neuma Records
Rolf Schultz/Alan Feinberg The Joy of More Sextets Sextets and The Joy of More Sextets New World Records
The Head of The Bed Milton Babbitt
Juilliard Orchestra Relata I
Marilyn Nonken Allegro Penseroso
Milton Babbitt Composition for Synthesizer Columbia-Princeton Music Center Columbia Masterworks
Milton Babbitt Ensembles for Synthesizer New Electronic Music from Leaders of the Avant-Garde Columbia
Fine Arts Quartet String Quartet #3 Music & Arts
Aleck Karis Reflections CRI 707
Robert Taub Piano Music Harmonia Mundi
Chicago Symphony Orchetrat Correspondences
The Sherry Quartet String Quartet No. 6 Tzadik
Milton Babbitt Occasional Variations Occasional Variations Tzadik
William Anderson Composition for Guitar Orchestral Variations Tzadik
Alan Feinberg/American Composers Orchestra Concerto for Piano and Orchestra New World Records
Composition for Four Instruments Composers Recordings
Composition for Viola and Piano Composers Recordings
The Group for Contemporary Music An Elizabethan Sextette CRI
Alan Feinberg Solo Piano Works: Minute Waltz; Partitions; It Takes Twelve to Tango; Playing for Time; About Time CRI
The Group for Contemporary Music Groupwise CRI
The Fine Arts Quartet Quartet No. 3 Music and Arts
Phoenix Ensemble Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet Innova
Bethany Beardsley Philomel New World Records
Lynne Weber Phenomena New World Records
Juilliard Orchestra Relata I New World Records
Group for Contemporary Music Groupwise CRI
Milton Babbitt Interview with Paul Lansky
Rolf Schultz and Alan Feinberg Sextets; The Joy of More Sextets Sextets and The Joy of More Sextets New World Recordings
Parnassus The Head of the Bed Milton Babbitt New World Recordings
Composers Ensemble Septet But Equal; Fourplay New World Recordings
Marilyn Nonken Allegro Penseroso
Martin Goldray Piano Music Since 1983
Phenomena; Reflections; Post-Partitions New Music for Virtuosos NW 209
Group for Contemporary Music Vision and Prayer; An Elizabethan Sextette CRI
Bethany Beardsley Philomel New World Recordings
Marc Lieb (Clarinet) and Phoenix Ensemble Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet Innova
William Anderson Composition for Guitar Occasional Variations Tzadik
Robert Taub Piano Works Harmonia Mundi
Occasional Variations Occasional Variations Tzadik
The Composers Quartet String Quartet No. 2 Tzadik
Requiem
Aleck Karis Reflections
Lynne Weber Phenomena (for piano) New World Records
Phenomena (for tape) New World Records
Consortini
William Anderson Composition for Guitar Occasional Variations
Du
Composition for 12 Instruments
Composition for 4 Instruments
The Waltzer in the House
Now Evening After Evening
Pantan
Parnassus The Head of the Bed Milton Babbitt New World Recordings
Alan Feinberg/American Composers Orchestra Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Interview for Horizons Festival (1984) WKCR Archives
Juilliard Orchestra Relata I New World Recordings
Requiem
Rolf Schultz and Alan Weber Sextets; The Joy of More Sextets Sextets and The Joy of More Sextets New World Records
Milton Babbitt Ensembles for Synthesizer New Electronic Music from Leaders of the Avant-Garde Columbia
Milton Babbitt Composition for Synthesizer Columbia-Princeton Music Center Columbia Masterworks
Alan Feinberg Solo Piano Works: Minute Waltz; It Takes Twelve to Tango; Playing for Time; About Time CRI

Influential American serialist composer Milton Babbitt passed away on January 29th, 2011 at the age of 94. On February 1, 2011 WKCR took a moment to look back on some of the composer's better known works, as well as to present an array of interviews recorded with Babbitt himself, and those who knew him as a colleague and friend. We hope you, the listener, will regard this playlist as a modest homage to the artist.