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Episode #3329

Extended Covers

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Monday, August 05, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear new works based on existing ones.  There’s a work by the 2012 Pultzer Prize winner, Kevin Puts - his Symphony No. 3, “Vespertine,” inspired by Icelandic singer Bjork’s album of the same name. Then hear a piece by John Halle based on two Thelonius Monk tunes, “Straight, No Chaser” and “Brilliant Corners.”

Also, hear a bit of Philip Glass’s "Low" Symphony, based on the record "Low" by David Bowie and Brian Eno first released in 1977.  And much more.

PROGRAM #3329, Extended Covers  (First aired on 4/23/2012)                                                 





Thelonious Monk

Ken Burns - Jazz The Story

Straight, No Chaser 1951, excerpt [1:30]

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John Halle: Sphere[']s [9:13]

Innova 820

Vijay Iyer Trio


Mmmhmm [4:33]

ACT Music ACT 9524
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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra | Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

The Composer's Voice

Kevin Puts Symphony No. 3 "Vespertine" (after Bjork), open +close [7:04]


Philip Glass

Low Symphony

Warszawa (finale) [15:59]

Point Music #438 150-2**

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John Harle

Terror and Magnificence

Rosie-Blood (Sederunt) [9:08]

Argo #452605
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