In this week’s episode of the Music to my Ears podcast, we talk to the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, violinist and producer Caroline Shaw about the music that underscores her day-to-day life and how she balances the various facets of her fascinating career. Orange, her album of string quartets recorded and performed by the Attacca Quartet, was nominated for a BBC Music Magazine Award earlier this year.

Our editorial assistant Freya Parr spoke to Caroline over Zoom from her home in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Buy Orange from the following outlets:

Recordings featured:

Verdi: La Traviata ‘Dite alle giovine’ ­– Anna Netrebko, Vienna Philharmonic/Carlo Rizzi (DG 475933)

Tune-Yards: Water Fountain

Bach: Partita No. 2: V. Chaconne (Itzhak Perlman (violin) – Warner Classics 2564612981

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment) (Erato 5615522)

The Bangles: Eternal Flame

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