Music Matters

Hosts Nick Morandi and Danny Hansen, from the Eastman School of Music Composition Department, curate, present, and discuss new music by 20th and 21st century composers, as well as music by ESM-affiliated composers.


Alumni Hosts: Diana Rosenblum, Aristéa Mellos, Alex Stephenson, Jake Bellissimo, Jasmine Thomasian

Past Episodes

  • Music Matters: New and Old, Week I Aired: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    Contemporary works that examine the music of the past.

    Schoenberg/Brahms Piano Quartet IVmvt 4: Rondo alla zingarese: Presto. London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi (CHANDOS) [dur. 9’34”]

    Luciano Berio: Rendering Mvt I, Allegro. London Symphony Orchestra. Luciano Berio, cond. (BMG) [10’58]

    Sciarrino Le Voci Sottovetro (the Voices Behind Glass), Mvt. 4. “Moro, Lasso" 4’50
    I die, alas, of pain.
    O cruel fate, that who could grant me life, gives me death instead.
    Ensemble Recherche. Sonia Turchetta, mezzo-soprano (DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON)

  • 12/2/2015 - Guest composers Jo Kondo and John Liberatore Aired: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    The debut episode of Music Matters! With hosts Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Aristéa Mellos, Diana Rosenblum, Alex Stephenson, and Nick Morandi.

    We interview the great composer Jo Kondo, as well as Eastman alumnus and composer John Liberatore.

    Featuring An Elder's Hocket, Three Songs of the Elderberry Tree, and Isthmus by Jo Kondo, and the first movement of "this living air," by John Liberatore.

  • Music Matters: Jo Kondo Aired: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    Music and interview by Japanese composer Jo Kondo. Also guest composer John LIberatore.

    An Elder’s Hocket: Ensemble L’art our l’art (Hamburg)

    Isthmus: Ensemble Musica Practica.

    Three Songs: Ensemble Nomad, featuring Kuniko Kato and Chiyoko Noguchi.

    John Liberatore, this living air, first movement: Eun Mi Ko, piano and the McCormick Percussion Ensemble, Robert McCormick, dir.