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May 2010

20th Century Composer Genealogy

Beethoven Was Wrong

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Jon Dostal and Matt Potter play radio broadcasters Billy Loney and Dan Druff. They look at Alex Ross’s chapter “Beethoven Was Wrong: Bop, Rock and the Minimalists”, and discover how composers like John Coltrane, Steve Reich and John Cage are related. Do not miss this great show, full of surprises, including a guest appearance by Alex Ross.

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20th Century Composer Genealogy

The Rest is Noise

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In an extended conversation on the effects of pre- and post-World War I on the music and composers of the Austro-Germanic region, Mark Thomas and Megan Pleviak discuss their thoughts and understandings as provoked by segments of The Rest is Noise, by Alex Ross.

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