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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Lessons From 'Einstein'

Monday, September 24, 2012

The opera Einstein On The Beach hit the stage for only the fourth time in its history.  John Schaefer wonders if there will ever be a fifth. 

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Hava Nagila: The Song We Love To Hate

Monday, September 24, 2012

John Schaefer recalls a vain attempt to keep a wedding music staple out of his reception. 

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The Master And Margarita, And Music

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Patti Smith's new album is named after a character from the famed Russian novel, The Master And Margarita, putting her in some surprising musical company. Hear five songs inspired by characters from the book. 

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Soundcheck Returns Tonight At 9 P.M. ET!

Monday, September 17, 2012

We’ve spent the summer months in the Soundcheck Workshop.  Now it’s time to show you what we’ve been building. 

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Soundcheck with John Schaefer (2002)

Sunday, September 09, 2012

In this episode of Soundcheck from 2002, the composer discusses some of the odd jobs he has held throughout his career,  the development of the new music scene in New York, and how he defined success for himself along the way.

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The Leonard Lopate Show (2002) and New Sounds with John Schaefer (1985)

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Today’s archival Glass interviews feature an appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show from 2002 about Koyaanisqatsi and an episode of New Sounds from 1985, in which the composer talks about scoring Mishima.

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Survival Kit with Leonard Lopate (2003) and Around New York with John Schaefer (1995)

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

What would Philip Glass need to survive in complete isolation? Find out on this episode of Survival Kit from 2003. The composer opens up about what recordings he would bring along, including some unexpected selections.

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Young Glass, New Sounds

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

As part of Music of Constant Change, Q2 Music spotlights archival episodes of WNYC's New Sounds by streaming interviews between host John Schaefer and many of Glass's most important colleagues, including Ravi Shankar and director Robert Wilson.

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Top 10 Essential Philip Glass Recordings

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Philip Glass has been an extremely prolific composer, and has had long associations with two major record labels. Here are 10 recordings that will serve as an introduction to his hugely influential music.

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K-Pop Finds A Breakout Hit

Thursday, August 30, 2012

If you like Korea, horses, and pretty girls, we've got a video for you. If you don't, well, we've still got a video for you: Psy is a chunky but loose-limbed singer/rapper/dancer from Seoul, and his song "Gangnam Style" has been a juggernaut in the world of K-Pop, as the Korean pop music scene is known, for much of the summer.

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How Squarepusher Pushes Boundaries Of Sound And Vision

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The English electronic artist Squarepusher stands out from a crowded field, both for his innovative music and his distinctive look. The musician has created a visually captivating lighting rig that works perfectly with his music.

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Singing In The Stadiums: Soccer Has The Most Musical Fans

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Soccer may be the world’s game, but it has a surprisingly American soundtrack.

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On-Demand Audio: Steve Reich's Complete String Quartets

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tonight at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music presents a live audio- and videocast of the sold-out concert of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing the complete string quartets of Steve Reich at (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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Pick 3: New Music From Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear and Janka Nabay

Monday, August 20, 2012

The end of August is traditionally a slow time in the music biz. But between a few recent releases and some advance glimpses at a few of the many projects set to be unleashed in September, there's still plenty to occupy your ears. John Schaefer looks ahead to three new releases worth checking out.

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Romney Campaign Hits The Panic Switch, And It Hits Back

Thursday, August 16, 2012

It is happening again: a political campaign uses a song to pump up the crowd - apparently without really listening first.  And the band says no way. 

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Shake Your @#$%!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

When Spinal Tap sang "Big Bottom," they were tapping (sorry) into a long musical tradition.  Now, you can too. 

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RIP Jason Noble

Monday, August 06, 2012

You may not recognize his name, but his bands helped change the sound of modern rock.

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Music and the Olympics

Friday, July 27, 2012

The London Olympics will have plenty of music.  Some of it may even be worth hearing. 

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Sing Along Songs

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

British researchers asked why crowds love to sing along to some songs and not others. Will their research hold up in America?

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Another Tragedy and the Arts

Monday, July 23, 2012

The shooting at an Aurora, Colorado film theater raises old questions and bad memories.

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