Leonard Cohen

The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Hallelujahs Through the Ages

Sunday, April 07, 2013

On this week's show, we celebrate Hallelujahs through the ages, including those from Handel’s oratorios; from the sacred Jewish tradition; and from Tallis and Bach to Taverner and Whitacre.

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Leonard Cohen Biography, David Yazbek In The Studio

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A new biography I'm Your Man: The Life Of Leonard Cohen charts the roles of Judaism, Buddhism, and beautiful muses in the work of a sphinx-like singer-songwriter. Then, David Yazbek performs songs from his latest album Evil Monkey Man.

Spinning on Air

Mx Justin Vivian Bond

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mx Justin Vivian Bond creates an edgy but empathetic narrative by carefully selecting songs by famous and not-so-well-known songwriters, and singing them with pianist Thomas Bartlett. David Garland welcomes Justin and Thomas to the WNYC Studio, where they perform and talk about their work. 

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Spinning on Air

A Spark from the Infinite

Sunday, January 08, 2012

We’re trying to figure it all out—with songs. Terry Riley’s “A Spark from the Infinite” is just one of several songs here about striving for a bit of insight and wisdom, giving voice to the religious impulse, reconciling or contrasting the secular and sacred.

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Original Covers

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sometimes a cover beats the original.  Really. 

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