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Arvo Pärt

All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Young and Mysterious

Saturday, August 24, 2013

This week, Terrance McKnight features Kevin James's composition NYC Playground, recorded by the Young People's Chorus of New York, and the Face the Music ensemble performs works by Phil Kline.

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Mixtapes

David Harrington's World of Music

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

For this week's mixtape violinist David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet offers a playlist that jumps freely across time periods and continents, from Erik Satie to Nam June Paik to traditional Scandinavian folk music.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

The Witching Hour

Saturday, May 18, 2013

This week, Terrance McKnight spins Sebastian Currier's epic work for violin and harp, Night Time. Also: music by J.S. Bach, Meredith Monk, Mulgrew Miller, and Nino Rota.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Sounds of Comfort

Saturday, March 02, 2013

This week, host Terrance McKnight shares his sounds of comfort: transcendental works and sentimental pieces evoking amelioration.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Contemplative Works by Fauré & Pärt

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Every so often on The Choral Mix we want to hear the great choral masterworks from start to finish. Today on the show, we hear Fauré’s Requiem, plus works by Arvo Pärt.

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New Sounds

Sonic Atmospheres

Saturday, October 06, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll experience some sonic and at times, spiritual atmospheres, including ambient music, and other works that might invoke the “m” word – “minimalism.” From Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, we’ll hear some spiritually cast works, sometimes labeled (much to Pärt’s dislike of the term) “holy minimalism.” Listen to his atmospheric and soaring “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, from a new recording by Canadian violinist Angèle Dubeau& the 12-woman (11 strings, 1 piano) ensemble La Pietà.

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New Sounds

Eastern Voices

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Listen to Eastern Voices on this New Sounds Program. There’s music from Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov inspired by the liturgical chant of the Russian Orthodox Church where only voices are allowed. Silvestrov uses voice and chorus to create bell-like effects, which happens to be the exact thing that Estonian composer Arvo Part’s known for - tintinnabuli. We’ll hear works by Part as well.

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New Sounds

Sonic Atmospheres

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll experience some sonic and at times, spiritual atmospheres, including ambient music, and other works that might invoke the “m” word – “minimalism.” From Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, we’ll hear some spiritually cast works, sometimes labeled (much to Pärt’s dislike of the term) “holy minimalism.” Listen to his atmospheric and soaring “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, from a new recording by Canadian violinist Angèle Dubeau& the 12-woman (11 strings, 1 piano) ensemble La Pietà.

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New Sounds

Eastern Voices

Monday, July 18, 2011

Listen to Eastern Voices on this New Sounds Program. There’s music from Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov inspired by the liturgical chant of the Russian Orthodox Church where only voices are allowed. Silvestrov uses voice and chorus to create bell-like effects, which happens to be the exact thing that Estonian composer Arvo Part’s known for - tintinnabuli. We’ll hear works by Part as well.

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New Sounds

With Daniel Bjarnason

Monday, May 16, 2011

The young Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason has worked with Sigur Ros, Amina, and other Icelandic rock and non-classical acts.  For this New Sounds program, he’ll unveil a new work at our piano and present some of his electronically-enhanced chamber music on his album "Processions."  Its careful and beautiful chaos veers from shred-classical to the lyrical and then the clangorous. 

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New Sounds

Mainly Minimalism

Saturday, March 26, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to the latest offering from Arvo Pärt - "In Principio" – for mixed chorus and orchestra.  In it, Pärt sets the famous opening of the gospel of St. John: "In principio erat Verbum"("In the beginning was the word…"). We’ll also hear another movement from that same weighty work, "Erat lux vera" ("That was the True Light") and an instrumental work, "Mein Weg." Also, listen for some more so-called "holy minimalism" that looks east in music of John Tavener – his work "Svyati" for  cello and choir.  Then there’s also the alleged secular minimalism of Philip Glass, along with more minimalism from Christopher Roberts.  And more.

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