Episode #3524

"String" Trios

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Listen to mostly unconventional string trios involving Malagasy zither, South Indian violin, West African kora, Chinese erhu, guitars of all sorts, banjo and much more.  First, hear a new collaborative trio record from Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, and Slava Grigoryan who are respectively, an American 12-string guitarist, an Austrian electric guitarist, and a Kazakhstan-born, Australia-based classical guitarist.  Also, listen to an electric guitar work from the French guitar trio Philharmonie, in addition to a trio of Chinese erhu, Hindustani mohan vina, and American banjo.  Then, folk-rock meets Carnatic music (South India) on a record from acoustic guitarist Martin Simpson, together with David Hidalgo on bajo sexton, and Viji Krishnan on violin.  That, and more. 

PROGRAM #3524–  "String" Trios (First aired on 10/21/2013)             





Ralph Towner  Wolfgang Muthspiel, Slava Grigoryan

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