MBG 13-12: Stucky; Burhans; Johanson

In this episode of NMFBG, Pulitzer Prize-winner Steven Stucky introduces us to his orchestral song-cycle American Muse, which sets the words of four very different American poets. Also, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans (pictured) sits in with the JACK Quartet to perform his hypnotic string quartet Contritus, which explores the Catholic Prayer of Contrition.

Music heard in this episode:

Stuckey: American Muse (Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Bowling Green Philharmonia/Emily Freeman Brown)

Burhans: Contritus (JACK Quartet with Caleb Burhans, violin)