Songs in the Rear View Mirror

Kenneth Frazelle studied composition at the Juilliard School during the peak of high modernism. So how did his music develop into what the New York Times describes as a cross between Kurt Weill and Franz Schubert? And where did it pick up the influence of Appalachian folk music? This episode of Contempora will explore these questions, and much more, supplemented by Frazelle's recent and stunningly beautiful Songs in the Rear View Mirror.

Listen to the episode, and then enjoy this collection of his beautiful watercolor paintings.