Former New York Times music critic Allan Kozinn and composer and co-founder of pioneering record label New Amsterdam Judd Greenstein explore the genre-crossing eclecticism revitalizing and redefining new music.
They look at the classically trained composers and artists pushing the boundaries of what “classical” music is or can be, and the blend of elements from conventional classical music, folk, rock, jazz and more that have resulted in a broadly resonating body of work all its own. Greenstein is one of the leaders of the revolution, and they discuss his own arrestingly beautiful music and its influences. They also examine the label Greenstein founded with composers Sarah Kirkland Snyder and William Brittelle specifically to promote classically trained musicians whose music transcends traditional genres — Corey Dargel, Missy Mazzoli, Ted Hearne, Roomful of Teeth, Caroline Shaw, NOW Ensemble and others — and the principles of artistic diversity and stylistic freedom central to their work and voices.
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