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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

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 ...

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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.

The Beatles Are Coming! Again!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Beatles come to iTunes and it's - a bit of a snore.

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Henryk Gorecki, RIP

Friday, November 12, 2010

John Schaefer remembers classical music's one-hit wonder.

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Stairway to Heaven: Length Matters

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Stairway to Heaven was an overnight deejay's best friend. 

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Our fading audio history

Thursday, November 04, 2010

John Schaefer goes to unusual lengths to preserve his old audio tapes.

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Music "in the Zone"

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Practice only seems to make perfect when you forget about it.

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Vote For Me, Shoo-Bop-De-Bop

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Politicians haven't really been listening to the songs they chose. I hope.

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