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On Being

Mohammed Fairouz — The World in Counterpoint

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Called a “post-millennial Schubert,” Mohammed Fairouz weaves poetic language, even political speech, into his compositions — opening wide the notions of illustrious language as a form of music too.

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On Being

[Unedited] Mohammed Fairouz with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Called a “post-millennial Schubert,” Mohammed Fairouz weaves poetic language, even political speech, into his compositions — opening wide the notions of illustrious language as a form of music too.

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The Takeaway

John Cage: Celebrating a Great American Composer

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The New World Symphony explores the legacy of John Cage, whose avant-garde manipulation of sound was completely novel during the 40s, 50s, and 60s at the height of his work.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Baltimore Burns, Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court, and The Pope Tackles Climate Change

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Takeaway explores the riots in Baltimore, we look at same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and we have an update on a Vatican conference on global warming.

The Piano in France

Camille Saint-Saëns's Musical Souvenirs

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In this second of two episodes devoted to Camille Saint-Saëns, host David Dubal shares insight into the life and music of this distinguished Romantic composer.

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The Piano in France

The Regal and Rollicking Camille Saint-Saëns

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In this first part of two episodes devoted to Camille Saint-Saëns, host David Dubal shares insight into the life and music of this distinguished Romantic composer.

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Fishko Files

Alex North

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Composer Alex North was best known for his sharp and observant film scores, including the iconic music for "Streetcar Named Desire"  --but his music always spoke for itself.  In this archival edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko provides details on the work of one of Hollywood's most modest citizens (March 2012).  

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Soundcheck

Coming Soon: The 'Epic Music' Of Movie Trailers

Monday, May 19, 2014

Yoav Goren composes the music for film trailers...which often doesn't appear in the film's actual score or soundtrack. He's coined the name "epic music" for this genre, and joins Soundcheck by phone to discuss what that means.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Philip Glass "In the Spirit"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Composer Philip Glass discusses “In the Spirit,” a benefit concert for the Garrison Institute, at Town Hall. The concert features the New York premiere of “Songs of Milarepa,” by Glass; as well as sacred music from the Renaissance; Mandingo kora music from Gambia, West Africa; Sufi music of the Middle East, and Wu Man performing Chinese traditional music and original music by Glass.

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Soundcheck

Behind Breaking Bad's Gritty And Impactful Score

Monday, August 26, 2013

Composer Dave Porter’s theme and original score has served as the gritty backdrop to AMC's hit show, Breaking Bad.

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Soundcheck

Timo Andres: In The Studio

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Hear pianist and composer Timo Andres perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Classics For Kids

The Life of Charles Ives

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Charles Ives was one America’s most unusual composers. Like his father, who was a bandleader, he loved to experiment with sounds in very unique ways. Learn more about the life of Charles Ives this week on Classics for Kids.

On Being

Meredith Monk — Archaeologist of the Human Voice [remix]

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A kind of archeologist of the human voice, Meredith Monk says that "the voice could be like the body" — flexible and fluid with practice. The longtime Buddhist practitioner pushes the boundaries of what we can do without words.

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On Being

[Unedited] Meredith Monk and Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A kind of archeologist of the human voice, Meredith Monk says that "the voice could be like the body" — flexible and fluid with practice. The longtime Buddhist practitioner pushes the boundaries of what we can do without words.

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The Takeaway

The Eiffel Tower as a Musical Instrument

Monday, June 17, 2013

What is your favorite musical instrument? For Joseph Bertolozzi, it's the Eiffel Tower, which he's turned into a giant percussion instrument with a unique musical voice. His mission is to "play the Eiffel Tower" by striking its surfaces and recording the vibrant voice hidden within the iron structure. After two weeks of recording on the 324 meter tower, Joseph and his team now have a compilation of more than 2,000 samples awaiting to be arranged into a composition. 

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Showdown @ High Noon

Marking Bernstein's Massachusetts Debut

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Seventy-five years ago today, a 19-year-old Leonard Bernstein gave his first performance as a composer-pianist. This week's Showdown offered three pieces by a more mature Bernstein.

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Classics For Kids

Famous Pianist Composers (Who Played Their Own Music)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Years ago, pianists who gave concerts had to perform works they had written themselves. Learn more about the great pianist composers this week on Classics for Kids.

Classics For Kids

Chopin’s Life

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Frederic Chopin was born in Poland, but he spent much of his life away from the country he loved. This week on Classics for Kids, learn more about this famous pianist composer.

Exploring Music

Gabriel Fauré

Monday, April 01, 2013

Recognized as the greatest French composer of his generation, Gabriel Fauré bridged the Romantic era and the 20th century with a sophistication that heralded the arrival of a significant new voice. From the his art songs to the Requiem and beyond, host Bill McGlaughlin covers his life and music.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

A Chorus of Conversation: What Is American Music?

Monday, February 11, 2013

WNYC

In recognition of tonight's State of the Union address, hear a spirited 1950 roundtable on American music, featuring Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss and Irving Fine.

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