Mark Hagerty http://wrti.org en Inspired by Bach on Now Is the Time http://wrti.org/post/inspired-bach-now-time <p>J. S. Bach continues to illuminate us, on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, October 20th at 10 pm</strong>. The Cello Suite 2 of Mark Hagerty does not ape the suites of the great master, but rather is lit from within by the spirit of Bach. It's a large-breathed, optimistic suite, given a luminous reading by Douglas McNames.<br /><br />The third Quintet for Winds by David Maslanka is so dedicated to the spirit of Bach, that even a chorale confidently unfurling in its midst is caught up in the spirit—though it's an original tune. Still, quotes and feints abound, and the deft handling of these chamber forces not only warmly counterpoises Hagerty's solo cello suite, it introduces us to an appreciation for Maslanka, for Bach, and for the never-dying muse illuminating all music of good will.<br /> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:40:05 +0000 Kile Smith 6596 at http://wrti.org Inspired by Bach on Now Is the Time LISTEN: Kile Smith Recommends... http://wrti.org/post/listen-kile-smith-recommends-2 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5358e25057602-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5358e25057602-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5358e25057602-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1005107.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p><b><i>Soliloquy</i>: Music of Mark Hagerty<br /><br /> Tracy Richardson, harpsichord<br /><br /> Douglas McNames, cello</b><br /><br /></p> <p>Mark Hagerty's music is smart and sneaky. Let's start with sneaky. He doesn't show off: his music is so nicely grounded that you don't appreciate the intelligence and difficulty needed to bring it off until later. Whether it's the hipness grooved into <i>High Octane</i> (written for the new-music ensemble Relache) or the <i>Clavier Books</i> 1 through 3 and Cello Suite 2 in his new CD <i>Soliloquy</i>, his music keeps surprising you.<br /><br /></p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:15:00 +0000 Kile Smith 3267 at http://wrti.org LISTEN: Kile Smith Recommends... Kile Smith Recommends... http://wrti.org/post/kile-smith-recommends <p><br /><b>Relache: <i>Press Play</i><br /><br /> Music of Mark Hagerty, Guy Klucevsek, Cynthia Folio</b><br /><br /></p> <p>Relache has been slipping the thin leading edge of new music into Philadelphia since 1979. They've done it with a jolly indifference to the clashing of styles or the rocking of boats. Even their name, which in French means "the show is closed," exhibits their iconoclasm and humor. Downtown, uptown, no town, doesn't matter: if it's new - brand new - Relache is all over it.<br /><br /><br /></p> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:01:00 +0000 Kile Smith 2516 at http://wrti.org Kile Smith Recommends...