Winter Songs

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 ***