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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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).
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, February 11, 2013
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.