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Meet the Composer


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Meet the Composer is a Peabody Award-winning podcast from WQXR’s Q2 Music that takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most innovative, compelling and breathtakingly beautiful music today. At the convergence of interview, music and sound design, Meet the Composer aims to show the listener who the composer is as a person, as a thinker and as an artist.

Customer Reviews

Captivating, accessible window into composers

I’ve always had a hard time getting into contemporary classical music, so I was thrilled when I saw the Kickstarter for Meet The Composer. I’d previously already heard Nadia Sirota’s performances of some contemporary composers’ works, and really appreciated them. So I was excited to see what she would explore and bring to everyone’s attention.

Excellent discussions, beautiful editing, and long excerpts of music. I’ve bought recordings of the composers featured (as much as I’ve been able so far) and they are excellent—really upending my existing classical collection. :) I have appreciated how varied the episodes are: while they all cover the same kind of format, they end up going in a very composer- and music-led direction that really help to illuminate some great musicians and their music.

Awesome and wonderful

I'm so into this! For one thing, suddenly I've listened to all this music I didn't know about before. I'm passingly familiar with the occasional contemporary composer but I really don't know anything about this world and so learning about it is exciting. And the interviews and discussions are so detailed and rich, and yet not so jargony that I can't follow them. Sometimes shows that involve one expert talking to another are just...I feel how much I'm not the target audience. But Sirota keeps that from happening, for the most part. It's just a really beautifully made show and I get so excited when there's a new one. Also, they are nice and loooong. I'm wondering, though - are there some episodes that aren't up on iTunes? There are some "extras" for episodes that don't seem to exist.


Awesome interview + fresh, compelling sound design = winning formula for contemporary classical music!

Meet the Composer
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  • Category: Music
  • Language: English

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