John Schaefer appears in the following:
Monday, April 22, 2013
Soundcheck host John Schaefer recalls when the unpredictable rock icon appeared on The Dinah Shore Show.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Who says kids have to listen to "kiddie music"? Soundcheck host John Schaefer shares a playlist of some songs he played for his own daughters.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Soundcheck host John Schaefer remembers his first time watching a music video, and it was an "Aha!" moment.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Tonight at 8 pm, Q2 Music streams the next installment of the New York Philharmonic's CONTACT! series, with premieres of works by Unsuk Chin, Poul Ruders, Yann Robin and Anders Hillborg.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The legendary pianist and Cold War icon Van Cliburn died of bone cancer in his Fort Worth, Texas, but leaves behind a powerful legacy.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
On March 14, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live presented a live webcast of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, featuring new works by Anna Clyne, Dan Deacon, Tyondai Braxton and others. Listen to the whole show on demand.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
On Feb. 6, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of indie favorites Clogs and Orchestra for the Next Century, and the premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider's new song cycle, Unremembered. Listen to the full show.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Check out this 6-minute animated tale of mayhem, poultry, and rhythm.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Tonight at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music presents a live audio webcast of singer-instrumentalist Carla Kihlstedt with the International Contemporary Ensemble, live from the Ecstatic Music Festival.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
David Bowie unveils a birthday surprise for his fans, a new song and his first album in nearly ten years, The Next Step.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Soundcheck host John Schaefer says the best “End of the World” songs are the ones that leave you to imagine what’s happening.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Scott Walker found early success as part of the Walker Brothers, who were one of the biggest pop acts in the U.K. in the mid-1960's. But over the years, Walker has moved further and further from the harsh glare of the pop spotlight and into someplace far darker. The musician joins us in the studio to discuss his first new album in many years, Bish Bosch.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
As part of our Remixing the Holidays series, we invited John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck to give us a playlist of holiday songs. He recently asked his audience to name their top picks, but he didn't ask for just their favorite feel-good tunes.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Beck's new sheet music album Song Reader reminds John Schaefer of the old days, the 1970s.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Soundcheck host John Schaefer takes stock of the year in music, including favorite album, song and new artist of 2012.
Monday, December 03, 2012
John Schaefer recalls the Christmas song that scared the holiday cheer out of him.
Friday, November 30, 2012
John Schaefer explains how his baby photo was beamed into millions of homes on a recent episode of '30 Rock.'
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A bill before Congress is both controversial and really, really boring. John Schaefer explains.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
On Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 8 pm, Q2 Music presents the webcast premiere of the next installment in the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, CONTACT!, featuring works by Andy Akiho, Andrew Norman, Jude Vaclavik and the late Jacob Druckman.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Songs of joy, and music of mourning: Regardless of which presidential candidate you backed yesterday, your heart is, no doubt, singing a happy or sad song today. If you haven't picked out a playlist yet, John Schaeffer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, has some suggestions for you.