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Studio 360

Seeing the Big Picture

Thursday, September 19, 2013

September Update: This is really fun, people: choosing music, location and a pianist collaborator for this recital, which is December 1. The closer I get to the event, though, the more complex these feelings of fun. I am in more command of the notes on the page, but less sure what to make of them ...

Slideshow: Michael's photo journal

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New Sounds

Vincent Segal & Ballake Sissoko

Monday, September 02, 2013

“Chamber Music,” the quietly elegant record from Ballaké Sissoko, who plays the traditional kora, a lute-harp from Mali, and Vincent Ségal, the French cellist who plays for the trip-hop band Bumcello, came about because Sissoko approached Segal after a Chocolate Genius show.  Following improvisatory leads, they wrote intimate and warm global chamber music, which sounds like it came about in the still of the night.

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Spinning on Air

Engulfed in Cello with Julia Kent

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Composer/cellist Julia Kent creates evocative environments of sound with her cello, running it through digital delays and a laptop to magnify and multiply the music. She performs her layered music in the WNYC Studio, and talks about it with David Garland.

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New Sounds

Cello and Voice

Monday, July 15, 2013

Listen to music for cello and voice on this edition of New Sounds.   We’ll hear a few selections from "The Escape Artist," a new opera by composer, vocalist & cellist Robert Een.  He worked with Meredith Monk for fifteen years, culminating the creation of their hour-long music-theater duet, "Facing North," and his writing, including this opera, employs extended techniques for both voice and cello. 

 

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From the Top

Troy, New York

Saturday, July 13, 2013

In this week's cello-centric episode, one of the master cellists of our time, Matt Haimovitz, performs with our teenage musicians. Among the highlights, you'll hear a performance of David Popper's Requiem played by Haimovitz, Christopher O'Riley and two teenage cellists. And in a grand finale, all of the cellists on today's show come together to perform "Open Country Joy" by John McLaughlin.

Studio 360

The Teacher Goes Back to School

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June Update: Choosing the music has been so confusing. After deciding to tackle an entire chronology of the cello, I quickly realized how much work that would be. I decided to take some cello lessons. Crazy, huh? I mean, that I could even be a cellist without taking any lessons for the last ten ...

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Studio 360

Live in-Studio: Dom La Nena

Friday, May 17, 2013

Singer-songwriter Dominique Pinto goes by Dom La Nena, ‘Dom the Little Girl.’ Like Lil’ Wayne before her, the name refers unironically to her delicate stature. Unlike Lil’ Wayne, La Nena makes music that fits the pseudonym: delicate, very simple acoustic songs that could almost be lullabyes ...

Video: "Anjo Gabriel"

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Fishko Files

Rostropovich (1927-2007)

Thursday, May 09, 2013

This Saturday, a special concert celebrates the late Mstislav Rostropovich. Music Director Rostropovich made his reputation in America and the world as a cellist, and WNYC’s Sara Fishko spoke to cello-players for this edition of Fishko Files…

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Exploring Music

Cello Concertos

Monday, April 29, 2013

For many music lovers, the cello's melodic capacity and deep timbre represent the pinnacle of musical expression. This week host Bill McGlaughlin explores some of the great works written for this instrument and the musicians that made them famous.

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New Sounds

Acoustic World Music

Saturday, March 23, 2013

For this New Sounds, sample from Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal's "Chamber Music," a lovely, intimate album for kora and cello. Also, a Senegalese/Belgian collaboration from Malick Pathe Sow & Maoba, a medieval Moorish song played by Chicago clarinetist James Falzone's trio, a sarod/guitar duo by Ranajit Sengupta & Miguel Guldimann, and more.

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Spinning on Air

Spinning on Air: Engulfed in Cello with Julia Kent

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Composer/cellist Julia Kent creates evocative environments of sound with her cello, running it through digital delays and a laptop to magnify and multiply the music. She performs her layered music in the WNYC Studio, and talks about it with David Garland.

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WQXR Blog

Cellist's Bow is Damaged in Airport Mishap

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Alban Gerhardt, a noted cello soloist from Berlin, say his precious cello bow, valued at $20,000, was damaged by inspectors from the TSA at Dulles Airport

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WQXR Features

Café Concert: Jan Vogler

Monday, February 11, 2013

Trained in the former East Germany, Jan Vogler is now a New Yorker, performing regularly on the city's concert stages. Watch him play Bach in the WQXR Café.

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Showdown @ High Noon

One Cellist, Three Concertos

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

This week's Showdown offered up three major cello concertos from three different musical eras, each performed by one very popular cellist, Yo-Yo Ma.

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Albums of the Week

Eckart Runge Captures Cinematic Sounds of the Cello

Sunday, January 06, 2013

With awards season heating up, our Album of the Week is an enjoyable collection of classic film themes, by composers such as Shostakovich, Piazzolla, Rota, Herrmann and Morricone, all arranged for cello and piano.

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From the Top

Washington, D.C.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

This week, From the Top comes to you from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where you’ll hear a gregarious 11-year-old play the music of David Popper and a piano trio from Cleveland performs a lively piece by Astor Piazzolla. You'll also hear the piano music of Olivier Messiaen performed by a 17-year-old from Washington state.

New Sounds

New Works for Cello

Sunday, December 09, 2012

This New Sounds brings us something from cellists Zoe Keating, Erik Friedlander, and Brent Arnold.   The San Francisco-based Keating loops layers upon layers of cello to create her own one-woman orchestra.  We'll hear from her latest, "Into the Trees."

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From the Top

Troy, New York

Saturday, December 08, 2012

In this week's cello-centric episode, one of the master cellists of our time, Matt Haimovitz, performs with our teenage musicians. Among the highlights, you'll hear a performance of David Popper's Requiem played by Haimovitz, Christopher O'Riley and two teenage cellists. And in a grand finale, all of the cellists on today's show come together to perform "Open Country Joy" by John McLaughlin.

New Sounds

Tuff Strum

Friday, November 02, 2012

WNYC

Listen to “Cello Multitracks” on this New Sounds program.  It’s Gabriel Prokofiev's four-part suite scored for nine cellos, as realized by the technologically skilled cellist Peter Gregson, (yep, on all nine parts.) The work is sometimes jarring, sometimes it grooves, then it will like as not scuttle like dust bunnies, whether plucked or scraped.

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New Sounds

1-bit Workout

Monday, October 01, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to Tristan Perich's 1-bit electronics together with Mariel Roberts' cello for a driving, hypnotic, and exhilarating work, “Formations.” Roberts, although still in her 20s, tests the limits of contemporary cello technique (cello as percussion instrument, working with looping) in the repertoire she chooses, from works by Kaija Saariaho to the works commissioned for her release, “Nonextraneous Sounds.” 

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