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24 Hours and 33 Minutes

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Listen on demand to WNYC's first-ever online music festival, celebrating the life and legacy of the patriarch of American contemporary music, John Cage. Helga Davis guides us through 24 hours and 33 minutes of exclusive audio from the WNYC archives, as well as Cage tributes, commentary, and performances by some ...

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The New Americans

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

WNYC announces The New Americans, an ongoing station-wide celebration of foreign-born artists now residing in the United States.

In addition to special programming on Evening Music and our HD/Internet channel WNYC2, we feature in-depth interviews with artists on shows including Ear to Ear and Soundcheck, as well as ...

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Soundcheck on Site: Berlin

Monday, October 15, 2007

During the week of November 5-9 Soundcheck turns its focus to Berlin. It’s a city that historically has been at the crossroads of Western culture and which has reemerged as one of the world's preeminent arts capitals and a magnet for music-lovers. Host John Schaefer and ...

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WNYC's John Cage Festival Wins ASCAP Award

Monday, October 15, 2007

 The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) has announced that the 2007 Deems Taylor Multimedia Award goes to WNYC FM and wnyc.org for the online festival 24 Hours and 33 Minutes, The Playful and Playable Cage.

Established in 1967, the ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards recognize books, articles, ...

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It Ain't Necessarily So

Monday, October 15, 2007

In his notes for the new opera, "Margaret Garner," which is playing at the New York City Opera, the composer, Richard Danielpour, writes as follows:

"First of all, Toni Morrison, who wrote the libretto based on her novel, Beloved, and I were aware, from the start, that while we admired Gershwin's ...

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Soundcheck on Site: Berlin

Monday, October 15, 2007

During the week of November 5-9 Soundcheck turns its focus to Berlin. Host John Schaefer and members of the Soundcheck staff travel to the city to speak with musicians, journalists, producers, and other industry figures to find out what’s new and unique in that city’s pop, rock, and electronic music ...

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New Sounds Live

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The 21st annual New Sounds Live concert series this fall of 2007 at the World Financial Center is full of several US and world premiere works. The first is Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles, making its US debut on November 12 & 13. Conducted by Judith Clurman,the work is an a capella song cycle in four movements drawing inspiration from the ancient pilgrimage to the grave of St James at Santiago di Compostella in north-west Spain. Later that month, the New York City-based quartet So Percussion, performs three more premieres - works by Martin Bresnick, Arvo Pärt, and Paul Lansky -on November 20.

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Wordless Music

Friday, September 28, 2007

The groups Do Make Say Think and Electric Kompany perform music for rock quartet by composers Nick Didkovsky, Jacob TV, and Marc Mellits. Hosted by Radiolab's Jad Abumrad.

view the Wordless Music 2007-2008 season schedule

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Sir Colin Davis and the LSO Live at Avery Fisher Hall

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra returns to Lincoln Center in October, as Sir Colin Davis celebrates his 80th birthday with an all-Mozart program. Co-hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer and American Public Media's Brian Newhouse, the concert features pianist Imogen Cooper in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27, and Mozart's final work, ...

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Essential Minimalism

Friday, August 24, 2007

Recently, a debate broke out in the blogosphere over what are the "essential" minimalist recordings. In the New York Times, music critic Steve Smith recently nominated five seminal works by Philip Glass and John Adams. Writing on his blog, critic and composer Kyle Gann suggests a more offbeat selection, with ...

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Essential Minimalism

Friday, August 24, 2007

Lately a debate has heated up in the blogosphere over the minimalist canon. Is there more to the genre than the "big three" of Philip Glass, Steve Reich and John Adams? As music critics Steve Smith and Kyle Gann debate the matter on Soundcheck, check out their favorites and ...

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Merce Cunningham Video

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Legendary dance figure Merce Cunningham shares anecdotes and personal memories of his life partner John Cage, in video excerpts from an August 22nd, 2007 interview conducted by Laura Kuhn for WNYC.

 

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A John Cage Web Reliquary

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Browse our web-exclusive materials, including videos of John Cage talking about and performing his music; a detailed timeline of events in Cage's life; some notable Cage quotes; interviews, and art.

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24:33 — Listen on Demand

Monday, August 20, 2007

Join us for 24:33, as WNYC's weekend overnight host Helga Davis guides us through 24 hours and 33 minutes of John Cage's recorded music, plus rare archival audio of interviews and live performances.

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Rufus Wainwright in Concert

Sunday, July 29, 2007

WNYC presents highlights from Rufus Wainwright's recent sold-out concert at the Gramercy Theater in New York, co-hosted by Bob Boilen of "All Songs Considered" and Jad Abumrad, host and producer of WYNC's "Radio Lab."

The concert features selections from Wainwright's latest CD, "Release the Stars" — his most impressively ornate album ...

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Aspen Festival Orchestra

Sunday, July 08, 2007

WNYC presents this live broadcast of the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, as conductor David Robertson leads a powerhouse concert featuring Steven Mackey on the electric guitar for his concerto "Tuck and Roll," and pianist Orli Shaham in Gershwin's Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra.

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WNYC Joins Internet Radio “Day of Silence”

Monday, June 25, 2007

On Tuesday, June 26, WNYC will join with other internet radio providers – including Yahoo!, Pandora.com, Rhapsody, and KCRW.org -- to observe a “Day of Silence,” to register our disagreement with a recent decision by the Copyright Royalty Board to significantly increase royalty rates for streaming music. WNYC2, our 24 ...

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50 Years Of Summer Songs

Monday, June 11, 2007

1955: "Rock Around the Clock," Bill Haley & His Comets
1956: "Hound Dog," Elvis Presley
1957: "Love Letters in the Sand," Pat Boone
1958: "Summertime Blues," Eddie Cochran
1959: "See You in September," the Tempos
1960: "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini," Brian Hyland
1961: "Runaway," Del Shannon
1962: ...

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The Songs of the Summer 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Every summer some ubiquitous tune lodges its way into your brain. It's the song that blares from every radio, television, cellphone, and apartment window. As Soundcheck debates what will be crowned this year's summer jam, we want to hear from you. Check out the contenders and

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The Critics Weigh in on Sgt. Pepper at 40

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine

Some albums are more important than the music on them, and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of them. Ambitious, unified, as engaging as it is challenging, Sgt. Pepper defined our expectations of what a great album should be. ...

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