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Ravi Shankar on Around New York (1991)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


From this 1991 afternoon music and interview show, Ravi Shankar performs in the WNYC Studios and talks with John Schaefer about upcoming projects and concerts.

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From the Archives: American Mavericks

John Adams and Writing an American Opera

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

In this 1995 interview from the WNYC archives, John Adams talks with host John Schaefer about his new opera I Was looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky, finished just a week before the interview took place. Adams explores what sets this opera apart from his earlier efforts and how it resembles the form of the American musical. Cast members from the production perform live in-studio.