Lukas Foss

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A Chorus of Conversation: What Is American Music?

Monday, February 11, 2013


In recognition of tonight's State of the Union address, hear a spirited 1950 roundtable on American music, featuring Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss and Irving Fine.

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New Sounds

Full Circle and Lukas Foss

Saturday, February 19, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear three compositions written specifically for Canadian jazz-pop artist Holly Cole by Gavin Bryars, as played by the CBC Radio Orchestra.  Also, experience Gavin Bryars' "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet,” the late minimalist piece for orchestra and tape that opens with a homeless man singing a simple melody that is looped over and over again for the entire 74 minutes of the album.  Slowly, Bryars weaves in a beautiful string arrangement that develops underneath the melody, and singer Tom Waits joins in at the end.