MBG 13-04: Jennifer Higdon, part one

In this episode of NMFBG, we begin our three-episode tour of BGSU alumna Jennifer Higdon's Grammy-winning discography, curated by the composer herself. Jennifer tells us about her early years as a flute major at Bowling Green; how she got her start in composition, and how painting and colors figure prominently in her work.

Music heard in this episode:

Summer Shimmers across the Glass of Green Ponds (Gary Graffman, piano; Lark Quartet) Bridge 9379 »

Autumn Reflection (Jennifer Higdon, flute; Hugh Sung, piano) IVR 501 »

Autumn Music (Musical Arts Woodwind Quintet) Albany Troy1369 »

Piano Trio (Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Adam Neiman, piano) Naxos 8.559298 »

Concerto 4-3 [excerpt] (Time for Three; Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor) Fwso Live 844667029154 »