21st Century Composers YOU Should Know About

January 5, 2024, 8:00 pm

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Nico Muhly in his composing studio, digital keyboard, sheet music, and large computer monitor on his desk, smiling, leaning on his right elbow; wearing black coat over grey-blue t-shirt.
Nico Muhly (Photo: Heidi Solander)

Sound Classical is often built around music that blends and merges styles. But who are these brilliant musicians and composers creating this music? Hosts Kristina Lynn and LaRob K. Rafael are always on the hunt for new music and composers to share, and on this week’s episode, they want to ask listeners: have you heard of composers like Alexis Ffrench and Nico Muhly? If not, here’s your chance to hear their music and more!


I Villvind
Mette Henriette
Mette Henriette, tsx; Judith Hamann, vc; Johan Lindvall, p
ECM 2766

Nico Muhly
Aurora Orchestra/Nicholas Collon
Decca 478 2731

Alexis Ffrench
Alexis Ffrench, P; Studio Orchestra
Sony 19439966602

Alexis Ffrench
Alexis Ffrench, p; Studio Orch
Sony 19439966602

Lucía Caruso & Pedro Henrique da Silva
P.H. da Silva, L.Caruso; St. Martin’s Academy/ B O’Neil
Bright Shiny Things IMGC-0123

Jeffrey Derus
Constellation Men’s Ensemble
Sono Luminus DSL-92266

String Quartet No. 5
“IV. Scherzo”

Chris Adams
Jade String Quartet
Rattle RAT-D138

Time Past, Time Future
Alvin Singleton
Awadagin Pratt, p; A Far Cry
New Amsterdam NWAM-177

Honeyed Words
Anne Meredith
Ligeti Quartet
Mercury KX 4847520