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John Newman’s Early Contender For Song Of The Year

Friday, January 10, 2014

The year is only a little over a week old, but Soundcheck host John Schaefer thinks John Newman's single "Love Me Again" may be the next big thing from the U.K.

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On-Demand Audio: Hilliard Ensemble's Farewell to New York Audiences

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Hear one of the world’s finest vocal chamber groups, the Hilliard Ensemble, on Q2 Music. The program is part of the Hilliard's farewell tour, as the group will disband in late 2014.

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Ten Reasons Why New York Ruled the Music Scene in 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It was a year when Beyonce surprised fans with an unexpected new album. And she made history becoming the first woman to hit number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her five studio albums. Her husband Jay-Z and pop star Lady Gaga also had new records out. And a teenager from New Zealand, Lorde, became a hit. But John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, says it was New York that ruled the music scene in 2013, and he has a list of ten reasons why.

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John Schaefer's Top Ten Reasons Why New York Music Ruled The World In 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

It may seem odd to trumpet New York’s musical clout in a year when New York’s biggest names did not rise to the occasion. But New York music still ruled the world in 2013. Soundcheck host John Schaefer counts down his top ten reasons why.

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'Perfume For Winnie, And Nelson's Shade': A Musical Memory Of Nelson Mandela

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and a treasured symbol of hope in the struggle against racial oppression, died Thursday at 95. Soundcheck host John Schaefer has this musical remembrance.

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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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