MBG 13-08: Osborne; Prangcharoen; Rindfleisch; Meridian Arts

In this episode of NMFBG, Thomas Osborne takes the poetry of Philip Larkin as a point of departure in his evocative work for prepared piano, And the waves sing because they are moving. Also, we hear a Southeast Asian blend of mystical harmonies which casts the soprano sax in the role of shaman, from Thailand's leading classical composer Narong Prangcharoen. Later on, we visit with the New York-based Meridian Arts Ensemble (pictured), as they put a new spin on some well-known South American tunes.

Music heard in this episode:

Osborne: And the waves sing because they are moving (Thomas Rosenkranz, piano) Live Concert Performance

Prangcharoen: Mantras (John Sampen, soprano saxophone; Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony, Bruce Moss, conductor) Albany Troy1322 »

Rindfleisch: In the Zone (Meridian Arts Ensemble) Live Concert Performance

arr. Stewart: Brazentina Suite (Meridian Arts Ensemble) Channel Classics 25508 »