Terrance McKnight appears in the following:
Monday, March 01, 2010
Frederic Chopin always claimed that March 1st was his birthday, despite church records saying he was born on February 22. Chopin would have been 200 this year, and it seems churlish to argue with a 200-year-old, so in honor of his special day we look back on what made him great, and why we still love his music.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Over the weekend, I checked out a chamber music concert.
Monday, February 08, 2010
If you’ve been going to classical music concerts for more than twenty years, you’ll probably agree that the racial make-up of the orchestra and the audience has remained largely non-black.
Monday, February 01, 2010
This week during Symphony Hall we’ll be listening to Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.
Monday, February 01, 2010
See what WQXR hosts have to say about romance and romantic music. Then tell us about the classical music that has added romance to your life. We'll play some of your selections on Valentine's Day.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Over the past few weeks we’ve been featuring music from artists nominated for Grammy Awards this year. The Grammy Awards are Sunday, Jan 31st.
Saturday, January 02, 2010
This time of year is a time of both recharging, refueling and purging.
Monday, December 14, 2009
This week we're celebrating Beethoven's birthday.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
The holiday season is in full swing, and many of the upcoming holidays are steeped in tradition - religious and cultural.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
A few days ago while cleaning my apartment and listening to the radio, a piece of music came on that immediately caught my full attention.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Like drive-in movie theaters, fireflies, and fireworks, some things are just meant for the nighttime. This week on Q2 with Terrance McKnight we'll listen to music that was written for, or about things nocturnal.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
For many of us November is the beginning of a long, festive and reflective holiday season. As for me..
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
This week, Q2 with Terrance McKnight will feature pieces of music written by composers when they were 30 years old.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Celebrating or even acknowledging All Saints and All Souls Day has never been on my to-do list. That's primarily because I wasn't fully aware of these long-standing holidays until I began preparing this show.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Since the first panpipes, musicians have attempted to imitate the human voice in non-vocal music.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Whenever I travel outside of the U.S., I'm always struck by the presence of American music, particularly our popular music. You hear it in hotels, clubs, on cruise ships, etc. People around the world respond viscerally to our music even if they're not English speakers. So on this week's Q2, we'll delve into the roots of American music and take a closer look at the movers and shakers that created its innovative sounds.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Long before I took my first piano lesson, I was drawn to music. Aside from the sound, I was moved by the effect I saw it having on those around me, especially in church. I was amazed at the gamut of emotions music evoked there, and this curiosity has led to a life-long relationship with music. To this day, I'm just as thrilled and appreciative when I hear incredible, inspiring music, whether it was written centuries ago or earlier this morning.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Terrance McKnight, host of Evening Music on WNYC, explores the musical legacy of Mary Travers. Mary is best known for her work with the legendary folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. She died of leukemia yesterday at the age of 72.
Here's Mary singing with Peter and Paul on the folk classic, "Blowin' in the Wind":
You know, the only group ... that I can think of in recent memory that had as much earnestness about social justice and politics as Peter, Paul and Mary, was Fugazi. A punk band from Washington D.C., known to a lot of people in an underground way, and they're not even playing any more... I don't know that there's a band around today that uses music in an earnest way, as Peter, Paul and Mary did.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Miles Davis’s seminal jazz album, “Kind of Blue,” turns 50 today. Davis, along with John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, recorded the album – widely considered one of the greatest jazz albums in history – in early 1959, and released it on August 17th, 1959.
Joining The Takeaway to talk about the impact this album has had is WNYC’s Evening Music Host Terrance McKnight.