MBG 13-01: Adler; Higdon; Puts; Lang

In this inaugural episode of NMFBG, we take a roller coaster ride through the mind of Ludwig van Beethoven, courtesy of 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts (pictured). Also, we hear more music inspired by the past, from veteran composer Samuel Adler. Later on, we visit with two other Pulitzer Prize winners, David Lang and Jennifer Higdon — who evokes a luminous, out-of-body experience with her tone poem blue cathedral.

Music heard in this episode:

Samuel Adler:  Joi, Amor, Cortezia: Seven Dances of Joy, Love, and Courtliness Albany Troy743 »

Jennifer Higdon: Blue Cathedral Albany Troy633 »

Kevin Puts: Inspiring Beethoven Albany Troy743 »

David Lang: Cheating, Lying, Stealing (Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony, Bruce Moss, conductor) Live Concert Performance

All performances feature the Bowling Green Philharmonia under Emily Freeman Brown unless otherwise noted.