Modern Notebook Specials

Series produced by WSMR

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Special holiday and seasonal offerings from WSMR's Modern Notebook, a show all about the music of living composers and contemporary classical music.

A collection of seasonal offerings from WSMR's Modern Notebook: hear specials highlighting contemporary classical music for various occasions, such as the winter season, International Women's History Month, Juneteenth, and other holidays throughout the year.

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Tyler Kline journeys into new territory and demystifies the music of living composers on Modern Notebook. Listen for a wide variety of exciting music that engages and inspires, along with the stories behind each piece and the latest releases from today’s contemporary classical artists. Discover what’s in store on Modern Notebook.


11 Pieces

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It is the holiday season, and we have a special Modern Notebook for you featuring contemporary works inspired by peace, light, and the Advent: join...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
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On a special Modern Notebook for the holiday season, join host Tyler Kline as we enjoy a collection of contemporary works for voice that expands th...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 58:59
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Join host Tyler Kline for a celebration of the Winter Solstice on a special Modern Notebook. Listen for a work by Kitty Xiao titled “Solstice I,” p...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:03
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The Winter Solstice is upon us, and as we enter the longest nights of the year you’re invited to tune in to a special Modern Notebook with Tyler Kl...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
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On a special Modern Notebook with Tyler Kline, tune in for music that evokes the starlit, still nights of the winter season. Listen for Emma O’Hall...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
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There is a certain stillness on a cold, clear night when the stars are shining brightly, that captures the feeling of the winter season. Join host ...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
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As the winter season approaches, we will dive into chilly music on a special Modern Notebook with Tyler Kline, featuring works that evoke the colde...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:02
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Weather phenomena, and especially winter weather, has provided inspiration to composers for centuries - and living composers being no exception. Jo...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 58:59
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On this special edition of Modern Notebook with Tyler Kline: we’ll be getting a little spooky with a program right in time for Halloween! I’ll be s...

Bought by WRKF, WVTF, Morehead State Public Radio, WUFT, KECG and more


  • Added: Oct 10, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Tune in for a special edition of Modern Notebook with Tyler Kline, celebrating the 200th episode of the show! Tyler will be sharing lots of great m...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:02
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A two-hour special celebrating contemporary music by living Black composers in America.

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WVIA


  • Added: Jun 08, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:03
  • Purchases: 3