Episode #3337

Poetry Set to Music, II

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Niyaz performed at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village on February 26. Niyaz performed at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village on February 26. (Hannah Thiem/flickr)

This New Sounds is the companion program to last night's show, where we'll not be limited to English-language poets.  Look forward to texts by Rumi (Persian poet and mystic), set by Philip Glass.  Also, listen for poetry by Pablo Neruda in a setting by Osvaldo Golijov.  Plus, music by 17th century Alevi-Bektashi poets, as rendered by the band Niyaz and their vocalist Azam Ali, and more music with poetry by Pablo Neruda, and perhaps text by Rainer Maria Rilke, and more.

PROGRAM #3337, Poetry Set to Music, II (First aired on 5/11/2012)                                                        





Marcel Khalife & Mahmoud Darwish

Fall of the Moon

And We Love Life (Mahmoud Darwish) [7:45]

Nagam Records NR 1020 / Traditional Crossroads

Donna McKevitt


i walk in this garden (Derek Jarman) [4:33]

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Maria Neckam


You Will Remember (Pablo Neruda) [5:04]

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Arzusun  (Alevi-Bektashi poet Kul Nesimi) [6:24]

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Philip Glass

Monsters of Grace

The New Rule (Rumi) [5:51]

Orange Mountain Music OMM0041

Sussan Deyhim

Madman of God

The Candle And The Moth (Saadi)[5:09]

Crammed Discs #craw22.

Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Luciana Souza, vocalist


Osvaldo Golijov: Oceana

Osvaldo Golijov: Oceana: Third Wave- "Oceana, reclina tu noche en el castillo" (Pablo Neruda) [2:12]

Oceana: Aria- "Tengo hambre de noo ser sino piedra marina" [5:30]

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Dertli (Alevi-Bektashi poet Ashik Dertli) [4:18]

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