Episode 11

Matthew Aucoin: Risking Generosity

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Among the recurring themes in talking with composer-pianist-conductor Matthew Aucoin is generosity and risk-taking, something that is in abundance in Aucoin's own music as well as his personality. Over the course of an hour, Aucoin talks with Frank J. Oteri about his opera Eurydice, which was just performed at the Metropolitan Opera; the first commercial recording of his music; his just released new book about opera, The Impossible Art, which was also just released; his desire to develop new musical repertoire that addresses climate change; his critique of Pierre Boulez, and much much more. Read an introductory essay and a full transcript at NewMusicBox: https://newmusicusa.org/nmbx/matthew-aucoin-risking-generosity/

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