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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Opera Star Sings a New Tune

Friday, July 01, 2005

Renee Fleming has trained hard for years to hit the high notes. But she gets to ease up a little on her latest recording Haunted Heart. WNYC’S Soundcheck host John Schaefer talked with Fleming about taking on this new project.

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Brooklyn Museum of Art Exhibits Portraits With a Hip-Hop Flavor

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Artist Kehinde Wiley portraits of young African American men are now on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in a show called "Passing/Posing." His lushly colored paintings combine elements of hip-hop culture with quasi-religious imagery. Wiley dropped by WNYC's Soundcheck studio not long along to talk to John Schaefer about ...

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Senegalese pop sensation Youssou N’Dour

Thursday, July 08, 2004

From Fulton Avenue in Brooklyn to 125th street uptown posters announcing the coming of The Great African Ball have been fluttering along street poles for several weeks now. And the mastermind behind this all-night musical dance party is none other than the great Senegalese pop sensation Youssou N'Dour.

N'Dour has ...

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Nina Simone's Music and Social Consciousness

Friday, June 13, 2003

A sold-out concert this evening celebrates the life and legacy of the great jazz vocalist Nina Simone. WNYC's John Schaefer took time on his afternoon music program Soundcheck to explore not only Simone's music, but her legacy of social consciousness......

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Another Evening with Bill T. Jones

Friday, May 30, 2003

Veteran choreographer Bill T. Jones, sultry singer Cassandra Wilson and up-and-coming composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain are collaborating on a project called "Another Evening." This work features the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and will be performed this weekend at Aaron Davis Hall. All three artists visited the ...

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Imperfect Voices

Saturday, January 04, 2003

From Maria Callas to Lou Reed, Kurt Andersen and WNYC's John Schaefer talk about what makes a voice "flawed."

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Music Hooks

Saturday, August 24, 2002

For centuries composers and musicians have been engaged by repetition. WNYC music host John Schaefer joins Kurt and Guru in the studio, to play them some examples.

(Originally aired: February 14, 2002)

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Imperfect Voices

Saturday, July 13, 2002

From Maria Callas to Lou Reed, Kurt Andersen and WNYC’s John Schaefer talk about what makes a voice "flawed.” 

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Unexpected Grammy Winners

Monday, March 04, 2002

In a world where most of the awards go to the usual suspects, the Grammy Award for "Album of the Year" went, surprisingly enough, to the movie soundtrack O Brother Where Art Thou . And it wasn't the only unexpected winner on Grammy night… WNYC's John Schaefer fills us in.

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Music Hooks

Saturday, February 16, 2002

For centuries composers and musicians have been engaged by repetition. WNYC music host John Schaefer joins Kurt and Guru in the studio, to play them some examples.

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Garden Music

Saturday, September 29, 2001

WNYC's John Schaefer unearths a variety of musical garden motifs, from traditional folk songs to Bobby McFerrin.

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World Festival of Sacred Music

Tuesday, May 01, 2001

When the World Festival of Sacred Music comes to New Yorks Merkin Concert Hall next week, it will represent the culmination of a 2-year, round-the-world musical journey. WNYCs John Schaefer explains.

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Yo-Yo Ma on Original Instruments

Saturday, January 13, 2001

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma talks with John Schaefer about the pleasures of performing Bach on a baroque cello.

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Train Songs

Tuesday, December 12, 2000

Kurt talks with WNYC’s John Schaefer about how the rhythm of the rails have influenced music from Honneger to Johnny Cash to Björk.

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Yo-Yo Ma's Baroque Cello

Saturday, November 11, 2000

John Schaefer talks with Yo-Yo Ma about performing Bach on a baroque cello.

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