Monday, March 07, 2011
For this New Sounds program, the first of a two-part series, we'll listen to many works that draw inspiration from the text of the requiem mass, but have come from different parts of the world. For starters, there's Mistico Mediterraneo, a collaboration involving three different artists: Sardinian trumpet player Paolo Fresu, Italian bandoneonist Daniele Di Bonaventura and Corsican all-male choral group A Filetta. We'll hear music from the principal composer of A Filetta, Jean-Claude Acquaviva, with his “Rex tremendae” and “Figliolu d’ella” from a requiem written in 2004. And much more.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Symphonic strings with Arabic and western voices, lilting songs with mbira accompaniment, a minimalist improvisation for banjo and harmonica, songs by a young New Orleans-based songwriter, a roiling instrumental for 12-string guitar, and Diane Cluck arranged and transformed by DM Stith -- Host David Garland shares some of the recordings he's been enjoying lately.