contemporary music

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What do a baby and a new musical work have in common? Flutist and mezzo-soprano Lindsey Goodman can tell you.

color photo of eleven string players rehearsing in a classroom
Ted Ou-Yang / VIVO Music Festival

They're cris-crossing the globe in world-class string quartets. They're getting snapped up by major orchestras. They're performing with legendary artists at the world's most prestigious music festivals. And they're innovating the classical music world of the future.

color photogaph of quartet Sensa Misura performing at Alice Tully Hall
Quartet Senza Misura

"It's a really strange mind-melding experience to do it," says cellist Jay Campbell of performing contemporary composer Georg Friedrich Haas' String Quartet No. 3, "In iij. Noct."

Flood Magazine, Deutsch Grammophone image

If you think Wagner's operas were too long and feared you might fall asleep in the middle of Die Meistersinger, how about an eight hour lullaby?  As reported by Reuters, British composer Max Richter has written the longest piece of classical music ever recorded, and it's meant to put you to sleep, literally.  In fact it's called "SLEEP."