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
View WNYC's music playlists dating back to 2001 (full playlists are generally posted the day after broadcast). For playlist inquiries, please contact Listener Services via email or at 646-829-4000.
The first hour of Evening Music is available for streaming soon after 8pm.