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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Rock Me Amadeus: A Mozart Guide From A To Z

Monday, November 25, 2013

All November, WNYC's classical music sister station is celebrating Mozart Month. Soundcheck host John Schaefer shares this handy A-Z guide to the prolific icon.

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Dual Threat Author-Musician James McBride Wins The National Book Award

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The author and musician James McBride won The National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird. Soundcheck host John Schaefer reflects on the book and talking to McBride in a recent session with his band.

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Sir John Tavener, World's 'Most-Heard' Composer, Dies At 69

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

British composer Sir John Tavener, whose music stretched far beyond the classical world, has died at age 69. Soundcheck host John Schaefer has this remembrance.

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Lou Reed: New York Legend

Sunday, October 27, 2013

John Schaefer remembers the iconic, enigmatic Velvet Underground co-founder and solo artist

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Nico Muhly's Opera 'Two Boys' Premieres At The Met

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

For one night, at least, the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center might have been the hippest venue in New York, thanks to last night's American premiere of Two Boys, the opera by the gifted young composer Nico Muhly. Soundcheck host John Schaefer was there and has this review.

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In Our Headphones This Week

Monday, October 21, 2013

Every week brings a new batch of new music releases before you've even had a chance to catch up and digest the last ones. So to help, members of the Soundcheck team share some of their favorites of the week, including Lucius, The Dismemberment Plan, and Tim Hecker.

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Playlist: Remembering The Sounds Of CBGB

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Inspired by the upcoming CBGB film, Soundcheck host John Schaefer recalls at least some of his early experiences with punk with a playlist.

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John Schaefer: Brooklyn Migration Defines Bloomberg Era

Monday, October 07, 2013

WNYC

The Great Brooklyn Migration is, for me, the defining transformation of Bloomberg’s New York.

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Listen Live: Caroline Shaw and ACME

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Tonight at 7 pm, Q2 Music streamed the second of two live audio webcasts featuring music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. The concert featured works for strings, including a world premiere. 

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Listen: Caroline Shaw and Roomful of Teeth

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Q2 Music recently streamed the first in a series of two live audio webcasts featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. Listen to the concert featuring Shaw in performance with Roomful of Teeth. 

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Alex Winston: Dark Choral Pop On '101 Vultures'

Friday, September 20, 2013

Alex Winston's voice may provokes inevitable comparisons to Kate Bush, but her songwriting is distinctly her own. Hear "101 Vultures," a brand new song from Winston that hints at what to expect on her next album.

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My Madonna Moment: On The Cover Of Spin Magazine

Monday, September 16, 2013

All this week, Soundcheck is marking the 30th anniversary of the Material Girl’s first album, and we’re asking listeners and readers to share their "Madonna Moment." Soundcheck host John Schaefer shares his, which involves Spin Magazine's first cover.

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Help Soundcheck Remix the Mayor

Monday, September 16, 2013

The latest project from Soundcheck wants you to dive into the WNYC archives and remix audio of New York City mayors, from La Guardia to Bloomberg. John Schaefer discusses the project, how you can participate, and why Hizzoners deserve the remix treatment.

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They Were Augustines, Now They're Back With A New Name And New Song

Friday, September 13, 2013

The indie rock band once called We Are Augstines has now changed its name to simply Augustines. The band has also unveiled a new track "Cruel City" for an album due in January.

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When Old Music Equals Modern Art

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Cloisters brings a bit of medieval Europe -- and some modern art -- to New York.

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A Silent Birthday Wish To John Cage

Friday, September 06, 2013

A Park Slope wine shop had an especially clever birthday wish for avant-garde composer John Cage, who would've turned 101 yesterday.

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Watch Will.I.Am And Justin Bieber's Music Video (But Not For The Music)

Friday, August 30, 2013

The new hit video "#thatPOWER" from will.i.am and Justin Bieber may borrow the inventive motion effects from a Japanese group called World Order.

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Knee-Jerk Reaction: Nine Inch Nails, 'Hesitation Marks'

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Nine Inch Nails' Hesitation Marks has been one of this fall's most eagerly-anticipated releases and fans and critics alike have been incredibly curious and excited about the band's comeback album. Now that the record is streaming over at iTunes, members of Soundcheck give the album a listen and offer their first impressions.

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John Schaefer Watches The VMAs So You Don't Have To

Monday, August 26, 2013

Last night, Soundcheck host John Schaefer watched MTV's Video Music Awards, and weighs in on Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, 'NSYNC, Bruno Mars and more.

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Once There Was A Hushpuppy... Who Surprised The Audience At Celebrate Brooklyn

Monday, August 12, 2013

In the last Celebrate Brooklyn event of 2013, fans were treated to a screening of the Oscar-nominated film Beasts Of The Southern Wild, with Dan Romer and Behn Zeitlin's Cajun-spice score performed by The Wordless Music Orchestra, and a little help from actress Quvenzhane Wallis.

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