Anonymous 4 http://wrti.org en Anonymous 4 Marks A Milestone Year Performing Medieval Music http://wrti.org/post/anonymous-4-marks-milestone-year-performing-medieval-music As of this year, the vocal group <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15182954/anonymous-4" target="_blank">Anonymous 4</a> has been introducing modern audiences to medieval music for a quarter century. When the all-female quartet asked <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/120995816/david-lang" target="_blank">David Lang</a> to help mark the occasion by writing them some music, he didn't need any convincing. The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer was already a big fan.<p>"I really like the fact that they had dedicated themselves to keeping alive this music from 800 years ago," Lang says. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 08:29:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 4841 at http://wrti.org Anonymous 4 Marks A Milestone Year Performing Medieval Music Composer Behzad Ranjbaran's Premiere--Anonymous 4--Composer Bill Cunliffe's Grammy Nomination http://wrti.org/post/composer-behzad-ranjbarans-premiere-anonymous-4-composer-bill-cunliffes-grammy-nomination <p>Jim Cotter speaks with composer Behzad Ranjbaran. Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs his piano concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra in concerts on December 10, 11, and 12, 2010.<br /><br /></p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the female a capella group Anonymous 4, who perform in Philadelphia and Elizabethtown, PA as part of their Noel tour.</p> <p>We speak with composer Bill Cunliffe. He's been nominated for a Grammy for his "fourth stream?la banda" - a work commissioned for the Temple University Symphony Orchestra and trumpet soloist Terell Stafford.</p> Sat, 11 Dec 2010 19:06:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & David Patrick Stearns 2460 at http://wrti.org Composer Behzad Ranjbaran's Premiere--Anonymous 4--Composer Bill Cunliffe's Grammy Nomination Vocal Quartet Anonymous 4 http://wrti.org/post/vocal-quartet-anonymous-4 <p>Join Jill Pasternak when she brings you the ethereal sounds of Anonymous 4. Dedicated to the performance of medieval chant and polyphony, the ensemble is renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing. Their recordings are a fixture on the shelves of early music collectors. </p> <p>The four women of Anonymous 4 combine musical, literary, and historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition as they create ingeniously designed programs, interweaving music with poetry and narrative.</p> <p><i>Four Centuries of Chant</i> is Anonymous 4's new release, which is a great introduction to the sound of Gregorian chant, including monophonic tracks from ten of the group's earlier recordings.</p> Fri, 04 Dec 2009 21:17:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2259 at http://wrti.org Vocal Quartet Anonymous 4