When you think of classical music, you probably think about orchestras, string quartets or solo piano... but what about recorders, the flutes you may have learned to play in elementary school?
The Quaret New Generation (QNG) plays recorders, but not just the grade school ones. They're trying to break down streotypes about classical music by playing an unlikely mix of contemporary music and music from the 16th and 17th centuries.
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This piece aired on The World
on August 22, 2005 and on WFUV
on February 11, 2006. A revised version aired on Radio Netherlands' Euroquest
on October 11, 2005 (rebroadcast August 14, 2006).
Producer: Sarah Elzas
Edited by Margo Melnicove
Recorded in New York, NY
Photos: David Pape
- Kites Flying by Viktor Ekimovskij (1992, performed 7/04, Hallein, Austria)
- Wicked by Michiel Mensingh (2001, performed 7/04, Hallein, Austria)
- Tall P. by Pete Rose (1992, performed 7/04, Hallein, Austria)
- La Gentile by Andrea Cima (17th century, performed 6/05, Detroit, MI)
- A-Cuatro by Keyla Orozco (2001, performed 6/05, Detroit, MI)
- "Encore" (performed 6/05, Detroit, MI)