John Schaefer appears in the following:
Monday, December 19, 2011
I wonder if you can tell something about a person by the music he/she listens to. (And I wonder what that “something” might be.) The reason I’m wondering this today is not just that we begin our annual Critics’ Week, our year-end roundup of the best music, etc.; but also because of the passing this weekend of two world leaders and one barefoot diva.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Q2 Music is proud to announce three delayed Webcasts -- Wednesday, December 21 at 8 pm, Saturday December 24 at noon, Thursday, December 29 at 8 pm, and now an additional Saturday, December 31 at noon -- of The New York Philharmonic's CONTACT! series featuring music by HK Gruber, Magnus Lindberg, and Alexandre Lunsqui.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
John Schaefer's mixed feelings about live albums
Monday, December 05, 2011
John Schaefer on music that gives him goosebumps
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
What John Schaefer is thankful for this year...
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Loutallica is part of a long history of musical collaboration, says John Schaefer.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
John Schaefer really wanted his MTV. Or so he thought...
Friday, October 28, 2011
It could be a tense orchestral crash of instruments ("Thus Sprach Zarathustra"), or held in just a few feverish notes on a piano ("Halloween"). Whatever it is, the music from movies we think of as spooky plays a big part in raising those hairs on our neck and getting us to reach out for a (hopefully live) hand to hold. John Schaefer, host of New York Public Radio’s "Soundcheck" joins us with a playlist of some of the scariest music ever recorded.
Friday, October 21, 2011
5 artists who should not get lost in the CMJ crowd
Monday, October 17, 2011
On Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 pm, the concluding night of the American Composers Orchestra's SONiC Festival, the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center played palatial host to the world premiere of composer-performer Bryce Dessner's double guitar concerto, St. Carolyn by the Sea. Featuring Bryce Dessner on guitar along with his twin brother Aaron Dessner, the SONiC-commissioned piece was led by American Composer Orchestra conductor George Manahan and hosted by John Schaefer from WNYC's New Sounds Live.
Friday, October 07, 2011
Neither of this week's big stories was a happy one.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
On October 12 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presents a live audio Webcast of the Brooklyn Philharmonic from the World Financial Center performing music by Mos Def, Frederic Rzewski, Lev Zhurbin, David T. Little and Corey Dargel.
Monday, October 03, 2011
John Schaefer says Detroit is capable of springing an upset. But where?
Friday, September 30, 2011
The Jayhawks became a cornerstone of alternative country music in the 1990s, with albums like “Hollywood Town Hall” and “Tomorrow the Green Grass.” Join the Jayhawks for an evening performance in The Greene Space on the eve of the release of their new album.
Friday, September 02, 2011
5 songs for your end-of-summer road trip
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
In the days immediately after 9/11, our regular programming on WNYC 93.9 FM was suspended and we were doing wall-to-wall news coverage from NPR’s New York studio in midtown. I had been on the scene that Tuesday morning and was badly shaken by the events; and staying at home with nothing to do was definitely not helping me. So when NPR called to ask if I’d cover a live performance of the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, and gather some sound from people at the church, I was relieved and grateful.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
John Schaefer wishes he didn't have to listen to the start of today's show.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Steve Jobs is not a musician, or a record producer, or a composer. But he has profoundly changed the way we hear music, the way music is produced, the way music is marketed. The products he invented have helped make music an almost ubiquitous part of our lives.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Everything John Schaefer knows about music he learned through cartoons. Almost.