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Gig Alert: José González

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Intimate, emotive, and earthy tunes at Music Hall of Williamsburg. 

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Epic Classical Works for Electric Guitar

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

In honor of April being International Guitar Month, we’ve collected our five favorite compositions featuring the electric guitar.

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On Being

Joe Henry — The Mystery and Adventure of Life and Songwriting

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In life as in song, Joe Henry says "we're really called not to dispel mystery but to abide it, to engage it." He brings an inward wisdom to the art and craft of making music.

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On Being

[Unedited] Joe Henry with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In life as in song, Joe Henry says "we're really called not to dispel mystery but to abide it, to engage it." He brings an inward wisdom to the art and craft of making music.

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New Sounds

Works for Multiple Electric Guitars

Monday, February 09, 2015

Hear music for multiple electric guitars, from guitarists Dustin Wong, Dominic Frasca and Pat Metheny playing Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.

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New Sounds

All Acoustic

Friday, February 06, 2015

Hear all-acoustic music, including works from Colin Jacobsen & the Silk Road Ensemble, violinist Hilary Hahn, and percussive baritone uke creations by guitarist Kevin Hufnagel.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Les Paul Centennial Show

Monday, February 02, 2015

The Les Paul Trio pays homage to their namesake in a special performance with Jose Feliciano at The Iridium tonight. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Sharon Isbin

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Grammy winning guitarist Sharon Isbin was on the show January 7, 2015 to talk about her new documentary. She's a fan of Billy Joel and dark chocolate. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Salon de Virtuosi Grant Winners

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Young Artists Showcase begins the new year by introducing the new winners of Salon de Virtuosi.

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New Sounds

Now is the Winter of our Discontent

Sunday, December 21, 2014

For this New Sounds program listen to songs about winter, as we welcome spring from San Francisco-based finger-style guitarist Sean Smith to the minimalist cool of the Geoff Smith Band.

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New Sounds

Empyrean Atlas, Live

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hear guitars aplenty, from a performance by the Afro-poppy minimalist band Empyrean Atlas to Noveller's looped soundscapes, and works by Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists.

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On Being

Carrie Newcomer — A Conversation with Music

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Something of a celebrity in Quaker circles, Carrie Newcomer is best known for her story-songs that get at the raw and redemptive edges of human reality. For Thanksgiving, a musical conversation with the Indiana-based and born folk singer-songwriter.

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On Being

[Unedited] Carrie Newcomer with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Something of a celebrity in Quaker circles, Carrie Newcomer is best known for her story-songs that get at the raw and redemptive edges of human reality. For Thanksgiving, a musical conversation with the Indiana-based and born folk singer-songwriter.

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New Sounds

Recent Guitar-Centric Recordings

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hear new guitar-centric music on this New Sounds program including music by John Zorn, as played by Pat Metheny, a tune from the South African guitarist Guy Buttery, and more.

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New Sounds

Global Guitars & Things

Saturday, September 13, 2014

For this New Sounds program, sample a globetrotting set of acoustic music with guitar as the starting point, with music by Stephane Wrembel, Ablaye Cissoko, and Wu Man.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Egberto Gismonti

Friday, September 12, 2014

Legendary Brazilian guitarist plays a rare solo show in the US, at Symphony Space. Listen to "Salvador."

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Christoph Denoth

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Swiss classical guitar virtuoso highlights work from the Renaissance at SubCulture. Listen to "Mister Dowland's Midnight."

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The Brothers Balliett

These Five Composers Are Keeping the Guitar Relevant

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Today at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett take a listen to five composers who truly know how to rock the new-music guitar.

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New Sounds

Electric Guitarist/Composers (Special Podcast)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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For this New Sounds, dig into a variety of sounds from electric guitarist/composers, like the ambient electronic texture of Noveller to the pulsing minimalist shimmer of Empyrean Atlas.

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Spinning on Air

The Eastern-Influenced Irish Blues of Guitarist Cian Nugent

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Irish guitar virtuoso Cian Nugent says his music has "Irish intentions" even though it isn't traditional Celtic music. 

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