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On Being

Bobby McFerrin — Catching Song [remix]

Thursday, February 27, 2014

He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice — its delights, its revelations, and its mystery — than Bobby McFerrin?

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On Being

[Unedited] Bobby McFerrin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 27, 2014

He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice — its delights, its revelations, and its mystery — than Bobby McFerrin?

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Radio Conductor

Monday, December 23, 2013

From the April, 1944 WQXR Program Guide:

Mr. Barzin, conductor of the WQXR Orchestra, is also conductor of the National Orchestral Association. He is one of the few men regularly conducting both for radio and for the concert hall. He has certain ideas about leading an orchestra over the air waves which we hope will throw new light on broadcasting musical programs.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

An Orchestral Conductor Looks at Radio

Monday, October 14, 2013

In 1941 John Barbirolli was the Conductor of The New York Philharmonic-Symphony Society Orchestra. In February of that year he wrote the following for the WQXR Program Guide.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Slatkin on Conducting

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Conductor Leonard Slatkin explains what it is exactly that conductors do for a living. In Conducting Business, he brings this most mysterious of jobs to life for the music lover as well as for the aspiring maestro, and tells tales of some of the most fascinating people in the musical world, including Frank Sinatra, Leonard Bernstein, and John Williams.

Maestro Slatkin is conducting the Detroit Symphony in two concerts as part of the Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall Thursday and Friday. WQXR is broadcasting these concerts live, as well as distributing them nationally.

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