John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

The Greene Space

'The Rite of Spring' Goes Solo

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

7:00 PM

Q2 Music and Soundcheck mark the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" with performance by pianist Vicky Chow and conversation with Sarah Fishko on her exploration of the era, "Culture Shock 1913." Watch on-demand video here.

Ray Manzarek, The Doors' Founding Keyboardist, Dies At 74

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ray Manzarek, founding member of the legendary rock and roll band The Doors, has died at the age of 74, after a long battle with bile duct cancer.

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Kaizers Orchestra's Devilishly Good Video

Monday, May 13, 2013

Before Kaizers Orchestra disbands this week, watch the Norwegian band's creepily infectious video for its song "Begravelsespolka."

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The Rite of Spring Goes Solo

Monday, May 13, 2013

On Wednesday, pianist Vicky Chow celebrated the centennial of the premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring with a live performance from The Greene Space. Watch the full event.

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On-Demand Audio: John Corigliano's 75th Birthday Concert

Monday, April 29, 2013

On Monday, a star-studded line-up celebrated John Corigliano's 75th birthday at LPR. Listen to the archive of Q2 Music's live audio webcast of the event.


Iggy & The Stooges, Live In Concert

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Join NPR Music and WNYC's Soundcheck for a First Listen Live concert from proto-punk band Iggy & The Stooges, broadcast from New York City. Watch the group rip through songs from its new album, Ready to Die, as well as a handful of old favorites. (Language Advisory: This was a live event, and therefore unpredictable.)


Iggy And The Stooges, Live In Concert

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Join NPR Music and WNYC's Soundcheck for a First Listen Live concert from proto-punk band Iggy & The Stooges, broadcast from New York City. Watch the group rip through songs from its new album, Ready to Die, as well as a handful of old favorites. 

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When Iggy Met Dinah

Monday, April 22, 2013

Soundcheck host John Schaefer recalls when the unpredictable rock icon appeared on The Dinah Shore Show.

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Daddy Dearest: John Schaefer's Weird Kiddie Playlist

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.

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Mistaken Memories Of Medieval Music Videos

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Soundcheck host John Schaefer remembers his first time watching a music video, and it was an "Aha!" moment. 

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NY Philharmonic Gives Four Premieres

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.


Remembering Van Cliburn, A Larger-Than-Life Pianist And Cold War Icon

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.

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Listen: Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert

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.


Listen: Clogs, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Orchestra for the Next Century

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.

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A Taste Of Sundance

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Check out this 6-minute animated tale of mayhem, poultry, and rhythm. 

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Listen: Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Causing a Tiger and Face the Music

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.


The Return Of The Thin White Duke: David Bowie Is Back!

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.

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A Musical Eschaton

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.

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Scott Walker: Abstract And Unsettling On 'Bisch Bosch'

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.


Soundcheck Host on How He Would Remix Holiday Music

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.