New Muse

New Muse explores the contemporary classical music of today.

Past Episodes

  • Episode 39: Monkey in the Middle Aired: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    Adventurous performances by Grammy winning chamber group eighth blackbird and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, featuring music by Gabriela Lena Frank and Thomas Adès.

  • Episode 38: Jennifer Higdon, part I. Aired: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    We explore the music of Jennifer Higdon, including her newly released opera Cold Mountain.

  • Episode 37: Marimbas and Messiaen Aired: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    We listen to a 21st century work performed on two marimbas and to the famed Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen.

  • Episode 36: Blue Kisses Aired: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    We revisit works performed by NOW ensemble and Fernando Dominguez, plus a work for orchestra by Mason Bates.

  • Episode 35: Edo Frenkel Aired: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Eastman conductor/composer Edo Frenkel discusses his music live on air.

  • Episode 34: Stravinsky, Schnittke, and Shostakovich Aired: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    We listen to a smattering of works by 20th century Russian greats Stravinsky, Schnittke, and Shostakovich.

  • Episode 33: Zia Aired: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    Del Sol String Quartet plays new music for string quartet inspired by folk music from Peru, Iran, Span, and Uzbekistan.

  • Episode 32: Scrapyard Exotica Aired: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    We explore new music for string quartet by Mohammed Fairouz and Mason Bates, with a techno flair.

  • Episode 31: Cistern Chapel Aired: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Magical music recorded in a vast abandoned underground cistern, and select works by Oliver Messiaen.

  • Episode 30: Blackbirds and Webs Aired: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    We listen to Grammy-winning eighth blackbird perform their namesake work and microtonal piano works by Christopher Bailey.