Commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music over two years ago, The BQE
(Asthmatic Kitty) is Sufjan Stevens'
40 minute, compositional tribute to Robert Moses'piece of beastly, concrete folk lore, though even the most passionate of Suf fans might find this one a little tough to digest. It's an all orchestral composition after all, with Stevens relinquishing his role as sweet, modern folkie for that of both composer and conductor. - David Pitz
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