Episode #3014

Happy Birthday, Emily Dickinson

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Today is poet Emily Dickinson’s birthday. We’ll hear songs by the Sandpaper Dolls, Michael Gordon, John Adams, Simon & Garfunkel, David Sylvian, and Two Loons For Tea, all using Dickinson texts or inspired by the life of the reclusive 19th century writer.

PROGRAM # 3014 Observing Emily Dickinson’s Birthday (First aired on Thurs. 12/10/09)





John Adams

Harmonium / The Klinghoffer Choruses

Harmonium: Wild Nights, excerpt [2:00]

Nonesuch #79549

Michael Gordon, Bora Yoon, Courtney Orlando, Jennifer Charles, Leah Coloff

Live on WNYC’s Soundcheck, 12/08/2008

Michael Gordon: Lightning at our feet - I Felt a Funeral in My Brain [4:29]

Not commercially available.

Sandpaper Dolls

Live @ 21C

Hope is a thing with Feathers [2:56]

Marjolaine Raymond

Chronos in U.S.A.

Cheval Nommé (Emily Dickinson) [1:20]

Cristal Records / Abeille Musique CRCD0822
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Ellika Hansen


Longing [2:30]

Gazell Records GAFCD-1087

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Simon & Garfunkel

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme

For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her [2:09]

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John Adams, San Francisco Symphony and Chorus

Harmonium / The Klinghoffer Choruses

Harmonium: Wild Nights [11:33]

Nonesuch #79549

David Sylvian


Emily Dickinson [6:25]

Sound CD ss016

Two Loons for Tea

Looking For Landmarks

Emily [5:32]

Sarathan Records

Michael Gordon, Bora Yoon, Leah Coloff

Lightning at our feet CDR

Michael Gordon: Lightning at our feet – The day came slow [11:00]

Not commercially available.

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