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Carnegie Hall Live

Listen: Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations Play French Baroque

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Listen to the archived broadcast of Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations performing an evening of French Baroque works at Zankel Hall.

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Albums of the Week

New Releases: Jordi Savall, Antonio Pappano, Anderson & Roe Duo

Sunday, January 18, 2015

This week's featured albums a collection of Rossini Overtures, Spanish medieval music by Jordi Savall, and Bach arrangements played by the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo.

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New Sounds

West Looks East: Japan

Friday, July 04, 2014

For this New Sounds program some Western musicians look to Japan for inspiration both melodic and instrumental. Hear selections from a recent release by cellist/composer Jordi Savall called "Hispania & Japan - Dialogues," created following the catastrophes in Japan in 2011.  It's actually based on a previous project from 2006, "The Route of the Orient," revolving around the Spanish Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier (Francisco Javier).

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

A Pilgrim’'s Journey

Saturday, May 03, 2014

This edition of All Ear’s was programmed days before the passing of Madiba (Nelson Mandela) but some striking connections arose as we put the final touches on the evening.

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New Sounds

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Listen to a tour of the eastern part of the Mediterranean on this New Sounds.  We'll journey through a thousand years of the music that resounded along the mighty Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey (not Constantinople) from the 14th/15th Century Greek chant to Crusader songs, Sufi Ceremonial music, Turkish folk music, Sephardic Jwish songs, and more.

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New Sounds

New Releases, July 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the month - the showcasing of new releases! On this New Sounds program, listen to the pick of the piles, the cream of the crop. We'll separate the wheat from the chaff.  On deck we have possible music from clarinetist Jonathan Sage, perhaps some music from the Balkans, courtesy of Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI, and maybe something new from guitarist Guy Buttery. 

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New Sounds

West Looks East: Japan

Monday, June 17, 2013

For this New Sounds program some Western musicians look to Japan for inspiration both melodic and instrumental. Hear selections from a recent release by cellist/composer Jordi Savall called "Hispania & Japan - Dialogues," created following the catastrophes in Japan in 2011.  It's actually based on a previous project from 2006, "The Route of the Orient," revolving around the Spanish Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier (Francisco Javier).

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Albums of the Week

Hopkinson Smith Strums Bach Cello Suites on Lute

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Lute virtuoso Hopkinson Smith is no purist when it comes to Bach. His latest recording is the second of two devoted to Bach’s six suites for solo cello, transcribed here for lute.

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New Sounds

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Listen to a tour of the eastern part of the Mediterranean on this New Sounds.  We'll journey through a thousand years of the music that resounded along the mighty Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey (not Constantinople) from the 14th/15th Century Greek chant to Crusader songs, Sufi Ceremonial music, Turkish folk music, Sephardic Jwish songs, and more.

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Operavore

Passion Plays: Joan of Arc on the Opera Stage

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Joan of Arc has been portrayed as a villainess by Shakespeare, an angel by George Bernard Shaw, and has seen her share of operatic representation, figuring into more than 20 works, writes Olivia Giovetti.

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New Sounds

West Looks East: Japan

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

For this New Sounds program some Western musicians look to Japan for inspiration both melodic and instrumental. Hear selections from a recent release by cellist/composer Jordi Savall called "Hispania & Japan - Dialogues," created following the catastrophes in Japan in 2011.  It's actually based on a previous project from 2006, "The Route of the Orient," revolving around the Spanish Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier (Francisco Javier). 

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Operavore

Beyond the Violin, Vivaldi's Virtuosic Fireworks

Monday, March 05, 2012

In the wake of Vivaldi's 334th birthday, Operavore Olivia Giovetti looks at the composer's considerable vocal canon, often overlooked for his violin concertos.

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WQXR Blog

Montserrat Figueras, Soprano with an Ethereal Voice, Dies at 69

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Catalan soprano Montserrat Figueras, who brought a soulful voice to a broad swath of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque vocal music, died on Wednesday in Barcelona.

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New Sounds

Istanbul, not Constantinople

Monday, November 07, 2011

Listen to a tour of the eastern part of the Mediterranean on this New Sounds.  We'll journey through a thousand years of the music that resounded along the mighty Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey (not Constantinople) from the 14th/15th Century Greek chant to Crusader songs, Sufi Ceremonial music, Turkish folk music, Sephardic Jwish songs, and more.  

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New Sounds

Medieval Music From the Near East

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Musical reminders that troubles between the West and the Middle East are not new – Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI present their mammoth project "Jerusalem."  Also on this New Sounds program, Thomas Binkley’s Studio Der Fruehen Musik plays music of the Crusades, Lou Harrison’s "Variations" play with another melody about Jerusalem and the Crusades; and more.

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Albums of the Week

Jordi Savall's 'The Borgia Dynasty'

Sunday, April 17, 2011

From gamba player Jordi Savall comes "The Borgia Dynasty," a three-CD set that provides a revelatory survey of the famously sinister noble family in music. It’s our Album of the Week. Plus: read about Q2's Album of the Week, featuring The Now Ensemble.

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New Sounds

Medieval Music From the Near East

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Musical reminders that troubles between the West and the Middle East are not new – Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI present their mammoth project "Jerusalem."  Also on this New Sounds program, Thomas Binkley’s Studio Der Fruehen Musik plays music of the Crusades, Lou Harrison’s "Variations" play with another melody about Jerusalem and the Crusades; and more.

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