Monday, September 29, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
This New Sounds mixes up traditional songs from the Appalachian mountains with the traditions of Mali, China, and beyond. Hear from Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko on a new project "Africa To Appalachia." There's also pipa player Wu Man & banjo-man Lee Knight collaborating on "I’m Going Back To North Carolina." Listen for an arrangement of "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," and more.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Bell’s latest venture is "Musical Gifts From Joshua Bell and Friends,” which features an eclectic mix of names from all over the spectrum including Kristin Chenoweth, Renée Fleming and Plácido Domingo.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Tonight we were scheduled to bring you the Opening Night Concert of Carnegie Hall’s new season, but this morning IATSE/Local One Stagehands went on strike and the concert was cancelled.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
By Brian Wise
The National Youth Orchestra of the United States, a new project of Carnegie Hall, is bringing together 120 students from 42 states. It debuts this week.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violinist Joshua Bell has been one of the most visible faces of classical music, to the point that even people who aren't classical music fans have heard him. There’s the soundtrack work for feature films, among them of course, The Red Violin. He made an Americana album with bassist Edgar Meyer and leading bluegrass players. He fused classical with Latin music in a collaboration with the band Tiempo Libre.
Now another side of Joshua Bell: On his new Beethoven recording, one of the world's best known violinists conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
"I've been around conductors my whole life and watched a lot of them. And very often I thought, 'I could do that,'" Bell joked. "For me, it just sort of evolved very naturally. It basically sprouts from chamber music, which has really been my great love all my life."
Bell talks with host John Schaefer about his role as music director of the Academy, a new (old) Guarneri violin and much more. Plus, he performs a Schubert sonatina live in the Soundcheck studio.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
In this episode: Violinist Joshua Bell joins us to explain how he ended up becoming the new the music director and conductor of the renowned London-based chamber ensemble Academy of St. Martin in the Fields – and, he plays live.
Plus: The upcoming Academy Awards ceremony seems to be getting more musical by the day. We talk with New York Times writer Melena Ryzik about the live performances planned for the ceremony -- and who might take home the Oscar for best original song and score.
And: The band known as Matmos has been making its own quirky, creative brand of electronic music since 1997. Their latest album is centered on paranormal brain activity – specifically, telepathy. We’re reading your mind, and know that you will enjoy this interview.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
National Book Award-winning author Andrew Solomon joins to discuss his new book, Far From The Tree, and shares how the families of musical geniuses such as Joshua Bell and Lang Lang struggled to cope with their children's tremendous talents.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
On this New Sounds, there's new music for bass, both electric and upright, bowed, plucked, or slapped, some bottom-heavy and grounding, some emotive and noodley - like the moody suite for electric bass by Jeffrey Roden, called "Seeds of Happiness." There's also music about salt. Yes, salt and salt marshes.