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Monday, December 23, 2013
By Molly Yeh
Give your ears a Christmas gift this week with the hypnotizing beauty that is "Songs of Olden Times: Estonian Folk Hymns and Runic Songs" from Estonian vocal group Heinavanker. Stream the entire album in full all this week.
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Tired of grumbling about economic austerity? Maybe it's time to sing about it.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
For this New Sounds, listen to new choral music from Eastern Europe, including one by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. His 2005 “Amao omi” fuses Baltic folksong, liturgical choral music and minimalism and plays against sax quartet. There’s also music by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, along with a new choral album of music by Estonia’s Veljo Tormis, and more.
Financial 411: Estonia joins the Eurozone; Steve Rattner settles & New Yorkers feel icy towards Mayor Bloomberg
Friday, December 31, 2010
It's WNYC's Financial 411, our take on the economic news of the day...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The small eastern European country of Estonia will officially adopt the euro as it's currency on January 1. Boasting a population of just over one million, the 17th country to adopt the euro also has the lowest governmental debt in the EU. But who gets more from Estonia's transition? Many economists say the small country will benefit greatly from a more international currency, and Estonian officials seem eager to show the country's entrance to the West and independence from Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
A small Baltic country with a big impact on the world of new music, Estonia has become a hot spot for choral music especially. We'll hear works by Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Toivo Tulev, Erkki-Sven Tüür, and more. Estonian composer Arvo Pärt has immersed himself in the tradition of religious music of the Russian Orthodox Church, and for this New Sounds, we’ll hear some of his Stabat Mater.
This Week's Agenda: A Currency Change in China and Estonia; A Look at Our Economy; and A Visit From Medvedev
Monday, June 21, 2010
It's Monday, which means it's time to take a look at what's ahead this week in the agenda with the help of Marcus Mabry, associate national editor for The New York Times, and Charlie Herman, The Takeaway and WNYC's economics editor.