Thursday, March 13, 2014
Listen to beautiful and haunting English & Scottish ballads sung by women on this New Sounds program. Hear the Furrow Collective, which is the Emily Portman trio together with Alasdair Roberts, performing “Demon Lover” to the accompaniment of musical saw. Also, listen to the great English vocalist June Tabor featured on a record by Andrew Cronshaw from the early 1980’s. Then, listen to the Philadelphia sextet Espers take on the traditional “Rosemary Lane,” along with music from Steeleye Span, the Unthanks, and Eliza Carthy. And more.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
It’s almost a theme and variations edition of New Sounds, taking John Dowland’s “Flow My Tears” as a starting point and playing on the theme of tears and melancholy. Hear mostly instrumental works based on Dowland’s “Lachrimae” pieces, the best known of which is probably "Flow my Tears," - and it eventually had words. There’s multiple moods and variations on tears from Austrian trombonist Christian Muthspiel and an all-star quartet of musicians who “are at home in the worlds of both composed music as well as improvisation and jazz.”