From Mozart to Bartok, there’s a long tradition of music about nighttime. We’ll hear some contemporary works that suggest the darkness, the stillness, the unsettled dreams and mixed emotions that people associate with the night. Hear works by John Corigliano, George Crumb, Brian Eno, Raphael Mostel, and others.

PROGRAM #3011, Music of the Night (First aired on Thurs. 12-03-09)





George Crumb

Complete Crumb Edition, Volume Nine

Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik, excerpts: I. Nocturnal Theme [1:35] III Premonition [1:29] V Incantation [3:18] VII Blues in the Night [3:27] IX Midnight Transformation [2:57]

Bridge 9170

Paul Dresher

Dark Blue Circumstance

Night Songs: We Only Came – Dream Music [8:10]

New Albion 053

Miles Davis

In a Silent Way

Peaceful, excerpt [7:00]

Sony 40580
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Brian Eno

Another Green World

In Dark Trees [2:32]

E.G. Records # 21 (Originally released 1975)**
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Janos Rolla, conductor Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

Bartok: Music For Strings, Percussion & Celeste, Etc / Rolla

Bela Bartok : Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, 4th movement [7:35]

Hungaroton 12531
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Bill Frisell


Lost, Night, excerpt

Nonesuch 478524

John Corigliano

Circus Maximus

Circus Maximus: Symphony No. 3 for large wind ensemble - Night Music I [6:41]

Naxos 8.559601

Raphael Mostel Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble


Nightsong, excerpt [2:00]

Digital Fossils #10008