Robert | 3:00-6:00am, Saturdays
This ain't your grandma's classical music radio show. I explore the modern era, when melodies started breaking down, rhythms started fighting, and dissonance became a just another pretty face. Here are the roots of noise music, of electronic music, of minimalism, and of musical angst. Around the turn of the century (last century, that is) composers started getting bored with Romanticism and lashed out, almost all at once, all over the world. In America there was Charles Ives, in Brazil there was Villa-Lobos, in Hungary there was Béla Bartók, in Austria there was Schoenberg and his students Berg and Webern....and then there was a whole century that followed...this is where "classical" really starts to get interesting...
Here are modern music's first rebels, the first punks