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John Adams

All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Young and Mysterious

Saturday, August 24, 2013

This week, Terrance McKnight features Kevin James's composition NYC Playground, recorded by the Young People's Chorus of New York, and the Face the Music ensemble performs works by Phil Kline.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

After Bach

Saturday, April 06, 2013

On this edition of All Ears, it's an all-American experience showcasing the many musical influences existing our country and in the concert hall.

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New Sounds

Music With “Found Sound”

Sunday, March 10, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to some music with found sound.  We'll hear Steve Reich's City Life which uses conversation, sirens, boat horns, traffic, and in the final movement, some of the emergency response from the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993.

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WQXR Features

The Knights Invite Listeners to Help 'Finish' John Adams Piece

Thursday, April 05, 2012

On Wednesday night, The Knights performed a piece by John Adams that featured "crowdsourced" sound from a WQXR listener. Here's how it went down.

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New Sounds

Music With “Found Sound”

Monday, February 27, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to some music with found sound.  We'll hear Steve Reich's City Life which uses conversation, sirens, boat horns, traffic, and in the final movement, some of the emergency response from the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993.

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Soundcheck

John Schaefer's Road Trip Playlist

Friday, September 02, 2011

5 songs for your end-of-summer road trip

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New Sounds

New Music for Electric Violin (Special Podcast)

Monday, August 15, 2011

WNYC

Listen to compositions for electric violin on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear Nico Muhly's Seeing Is Believing, a concerto for electric violin, which features the Aurora Orchestra and Thomas Gould on electric six-string violin, Also, we'll hear music by John Adams from his work, "The Dharma At Big Sur" - "Sri Moonshine" for electric violin and orchestra. It's an homage to the beat poets and to minimalists, like Terry Riley, with its Eastern-tinged strings and shimmering suspended chords.  Plus, other works.

 

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Q2 Music

Spring Fever: Pulitzer Prize Winners

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Carnegie Hall's Spring for Music festival is designed to allow orchestras to flex their creative programming muscles and provide an outlet to think outside of the overture-concerto-symphony box. On May 11, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs Steven Stucky's August, 1964 in their Carnegie Hall debut.

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New Sounds

NightMusic III

Monday, March 14, 2011

This is another part in the series, "NightMusic"  an hour of works that evoke the darkness, the stillness, the mystery and the uncertainty of night.  We'll hear "Dark Was The Night" a song without words from Phil Kline's apocalyptic mass, "John the Revelator," featuring the vocal group Lionheart and the quartet Ethel.  Plus, music by John Adams, his powerful and terrifying "Night Chorus" from the opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," and other works.

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WQXR Features

Operas Ripped from the Headlines

Sunday, January 30, 2011

With the opening of John Adams's Nixon in China at the Metropolitan Opera this week, New York audiences will finally have a chance to hear the work that spawned a flurry of operas based on real-life events -- the so-called “CNN operas."

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Soundcheck

An interesting year in soundtracks

Monday, December 13, 2010

John Schaefer likes these film scores, even though he hasn't seen the films.

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Fanfares

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hot Air, our month-long celebration of woodwind and brass sections on WQXR, might as well be called a fanfare for these instruments. Here are five notable fanfares, from Mouret to Verdi and Adams.

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New Sounds

Music With “Found Sound”

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to some music with found sound.  We'll hear Steve Reich's City Life which uses conversation, sirens, boat horns, traffic, and in the final movement, some of the emergency response from the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993. 

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New Sounds

Doctor Atomic

Saturday, November 06, 2010

John Adams' opera Doctor Atomic attempts to depict the first ever nuclear bomb test conducted by physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. For this New Sounds, Adams talks with John Schaefer about filling characters' mouths with lines from the Bhagavad Gita and poet John Donne.  Also, listen for more opera by John Adams, including excerpts from his fairy tale, "A Flowering Tree" and more.

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New Sounds

The New Opera, Part 1

Thursday, October 05, 1989

On this program we have sounds from the first part of the the New Opera series including excerpts from Philip Glass's opera "Einstein on the Beach" and "Satyagraha." Plus, music by John Adams and Michael Nyman.