Episode #2489

Winter Songs

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Almost no one’s favorite season, and yet it has inspired lots of evocative new music, including works by Aulis Sallinen, Wendy Carlos, Glen Moore, Edgar Meyer, and Dino Saluzzi. New Sounds goes deep freeze for this hour with music by David Byrne, the Modern Mandolin Quartet with Edgar Meyer, and perhaps Ralph Towner as well.

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PROGRAM #2489, Wintersongs (First aired on Wednesday, 12-21-05)





Kronos Quartet

Winter Was Hard

A. Sallinen: Winter Was Hard [2:00]

Nonesuch #79181 ***

Dino Saluzzi


Winter [6:00]

ECM #1375 ***

Lisa Walker

Grooved Whale

Winter Song [3:00]

Earth Ear #1082

Ralph Towner, w/Glen Moore

Trios, Solos

Winter Light [3:30]

ECM #1025*

Modern Mandolin Quartet

The Nutcracker Suite

Edgar Meyer: Winter’s Chill [5:30]

Windham Hill #11108 Out of print. The CD reissue of the “Nutcracker Suite” does NOT contain this piece.

Wendy Carlos

Sonic Seasonings

Winter [20:00]

East Side Digital #81372**

David Byrne

Music for the Knee Plays

Winter [6:00]

ECM/Warner #25022 Out of print, but try


Sound In Spirit

Jackson Hill: In Winter’s Keeping, excerpt [2:30]

Warner Classics #61941 ***

Comments [4]

mary eve minieka from DELRAY FLORIDA

where are you Dziugas Grybauskas?
email in the epicenter of
south florida...

Feb. 26 2008 04:04 PM
John Schaefer from WNYC

Peter, we're glad you found us too... it took a while since NPR stopped carrying us for word about the internet option to spread, but yes, all the shows are here. Glad you are too.

Dec. 27 2007 02:41 PM
Peter Van der Ven from Seattle, WA

I'm glad I found this. One of my favorite Christmas tapes is stuff I recorded off New Sounds in Dec. 1995. I was just listening to it and the part that always makes me sad, when John Schaeffer announced that the show would be cut in two weeks time but would continue to be broadcast locally, in NYC. The little light went on in my head: "maybe it's on the internet now." Yay! Season's Greetings. Yours is one of my all time favorite NPR shows.

Dec. 22 2007 10:56 PM
Dziugas Grybauskas from USA

Please let me know the show number for a "New Sounds" show that aired thursday,December, 20th 2007 (this past thursday at 11pm on WNYC). I desperatley need the playlist for my christmas stocking stuffer cd. Many thanks and happy holidays to you all.


Dec. 22 2007 06:51 PM

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