Jigs, Rags, and Blues

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Friday, February 01, 2008

We do a little dance step through history, from a 17th-century jig through the ragtime of Scott Joplin, to the blues of Finnish composer Uuno Klami. Also, another in our series of New Americans portraits, featuring Chinese-born composer Huang Ruo.

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New American Portraits: Huang Ruo

Chinese-American composer and conductor Huang Ruo has emerged as one of the most exciting young figures on the contemporary music scene. His eclectic style mixes elements of hip-hop, jazz, and the classical traditions of both Western and Eastern classical music. Hear his stories of growing up in China after the ...


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