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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Live Web cast: Newspeak and Secret Society

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Q2 brings you a live audio Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. The evening features the eight-piece, high-octane ensemble Newspeak alongside Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.

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The album's big idea

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

John Schaefer asks, what IS a concept album anyway?

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Some Grammy Thoughts

Monday, February 14, 2011

John Schaefer reacts to the Grammys' surprises.

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Bang on a Can 2011 People's Commissioning Fund Concert

Sunday, February 13, 2011

On Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live teamed up to bring you a live audio Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival, this annual world premiere-commissioning concert presents the electric Bang on a Can All-Stars live in concert.

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Bang on a Can All-Stars Live Audio Web cast

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

On Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live team up once again to bring you a live Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall with WNYC host, John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival, this annual world premiere-commissioning concert presents the perennially badass Bang on a Can All-Stars live in concert.

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Fell In Love With A Girl, And A Guy

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

John Schaefer says the White Stripes don't owe us anything else.

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Remembering Milton Babbitt

Monday, January 31, 2011

I encountered Milton Babbitt’s music before I ever met the man.  Given the uncompromising intellectual rigor of his music (a nice way of saying that it made my brain hurt), I expected Mr. Babbitt to be some kind of monster.  Instead, the first time I met him, he looked at me and determined, correctly, that I had a cold, and said, “hello, would you like some Vitamin C?”  Now, I didn’t particularly believe that a Vitamin C pill would do much for me,  but I took one, mostly out of relief that Babbitt hadn’t yelled at me (I’d already published some things which championed the emerging “downtown” composers who were pushing back at the academic nature of Babbitt’s music).

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My Tinnitus Scare

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

John Schaefer finds that tinnitus isn't just ringing in the ears...

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Looking At Hearing

Monday, January 24, 2011

The start of the Ear Wars...

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Jazz Looks East

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pop pushed world music to the fore - but jazzers like Charles Lloyd got there first.

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White Hot Credo

Sunday, January 16, 2011

As we enter the coldest days of winter, we invite you to banish the chills and stasis of January by listening to last November's transcendent White Light Festival: Credo - a live Web cast from the Church of St. Paul the Apostle featuring members of the Icelandic band, SigurRós, the Hilliard Ensemble, the Latvian National Choir and the Wordless Music Orchestra.

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The 10 Greatest Composers

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

John Schaefer finds that making a Classical Top 10 is HARD!

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Memories (well, one at least) of the Palladium

Friday, January 07, 2011

One memory of the Palladium that cuts through the fog...

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A Song For Xmas

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

John Schaefer dislikes all its recordings, but still thinks Silent Night is a great song.

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An interesting year in soundtracks

Monday, December 13, 2010

John Schaefer likes these film scores, even though he hasn't seen the films.

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Remembering John Lennon

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Ray Davies of the Kinks has an op-ed piece in today’s New York Times, right under the piece by Yoko Ono.  Yoko’s article is nice, but Ray’s article is a brave and honest reaction to John Lennon’s music.  “He had become a hit-and-miss solo performer,” he writes; and he recalls his reaction to Double Fantasy, the last album Lennon would live to release: “I had heard some of the album on the radio and had not been particularly struck by anything so far…”

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The Greene Space

Lennon and Legacy

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

8:00 PM

On the 30th anniversary of the murder of musician and activist John Lennon, join WNYC host John Schaefer in an exploration of the end of Lennon's life and the beginning of a legacy of activism and advocacy carried forth by people from all walks of life.

Noel and Cole

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

John Schaefer asks, are these guys just too sophisticated for a Smackdown?

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Taking Back Holiday Music

Monday, December 06, 2010

John Schaefer says the best Christmas music isn't necessarily "Christmas music." 

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Live: Regina Spektor & Aaron Neville

Monday, November 22, 2010

2:00 PM

Find out what’s in store on a CD/DVD set called “Live in London,” when Spektor joins Soundcheck to perform for a live audience in The Greene Space.