New Music

March 25, 2012
(was 02.20.2011)

Why do people embrace the experimental visual art of Mark Rothko but avoid the experimental music of Karlheinz Stockhausen?   That's the question that David Stubbs explores in his book, "Fear of Music."  We'll meet Stubbs in this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge.  Also, Wesley Stace talks about his new novel which focuses on the relationship between a music critic and a young composer.

  1. Wesley Stace on "Charles Jessold, as a Murderer"

    Wesley Stace has a new novel, "Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer."

    Average: 4.3 (6 votes)
  2. David Stubbs on Experimental Art vs. Experimental Music

    David Stubbs argues that new music doesn't get the same respect as new art.

    Average: 4.8 (5 votes)
  3. Kenneth Silverman on John Cage

    John Cage wrote some of the most controversial music of the 20th Century. Kenneth Silverman explores Cage's life in a groundbreaking biography called "Begin Again."

    Average: 3.8 (5 votes)
  4. Lang Lang on His Dream of Becoming a Pianist

    At the age of 28, Chinese pianist Lang Lang has already played with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic and all of the top American orchestras.

    Average: 3.7 (3 votes)