Alternate Twining

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

With autumn now just around the corner, what better way to celebrate the approaching season than with a musical homage to our favorite macabre holiday? One of composer Toby Twining's best known piano pieces is his Nightmare Rag, where he uses a toy piano in a most sinister sounding way, with haunting melodies and even those familiar snaps - a shout out to the Adams Family. Twining is also known for his broad spectrum of vocal techniques - including African yodeling and Mongolian throat-singing - and has written many vocal compositions for his own voice ensemble, Toby Twining Music. Also tonight, music of Jonny Greenwood and Einojuhani Rautavaara.

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Comments [3]

Alex Cannon from New York, NY

Tonight, on September 2 around 9:30 pm there was a peice of music that I am familiar with, but I cannot seem to name that composer or the piece. Please let me know. Is there a playlist available?



Sep. 02 2009 09:51 PM
Joshua A. Schulman from New York City

Dear Mr. McKnight:

Last week, either 8/26 or 8/27, you played Arabic and/or Hebrew sacred vocal music between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

I cannot seem to find it on your playlist.

Please help a devoted fan of your program.

Thank you,



From WNYC Radio:

Thanks for your request! The piece you are asking about is called Por que llorax blanca nina- a Sephardic traditional piece- with Montserrat Figueras, voice, and Jordi Savall conducting Hesperion XXI. This piece can be found on the Alia Vox record label, catalogue number 9809. You can also hear this piece on WNYC's website in a live recording from the reopening concert at Alice Tully Hall:

Thanks for listening!

Sep. 02 2009 09:35 AM
Joshua A. Schulman from New York City

Mr. McKnight:

One night last week between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM you played what I beleive was Arabic and/or Hebrew (sacred) vocal music.

I believe it was 8/26/ or 8/27.

I am unable to locate it on your playlist.


Thank you.


Sep. 02 2009 09:33 AM

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