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Microphone Check Live: The Stories Of The Notorious B.I.G.

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Sunday, Sept. 14, 20 years and one day after Biggie Smalls' debut album Ready to Die was released, we gathered four of the musician's friends in Brooklyn to recall the man they knew.

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Soundcheck

Jeff Goldblum: The Podcast Version!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Download our conversation with the actor and jazz pianist, who stopped by our studio with his jazz band last week. 

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Morning Edition

Carl Newman And Neko Case On What Makes a Pop Song Work

Monday, September 22, 2014

NPR's Steve Inskeep met the two musicians at the historic Brill Building to talk about their new album with The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers.

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Exploring Music

String Quartet Composers From Fibich to Sibelius

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bill McGlaughlin spends this week exploring string quartet composers from Fibich to Sibelius.

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Soundcheck

Actor Jeff Goldblum Plays Jazz; Simon Critchley On 'Bowie'

Monday, September 22, 2014

Actor Jeff Goldblum performs with his jazz quintet in the Soundcheck studio. 

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Chamber Music Society

Sasha Cooke Sings Brahms's 2 Most Poignant Songs

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tonight at 10 pm, don't miss a Chamber Music Society episode featuring mezzo Sasha Cooke singing Brahms's Zwei Gesänge. Also: Dvorak's massive F minor Trio.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Samsaya

Monday, September 22, 2014

Indian-born, Norway-raised singer brings her beat-heavy goodwill vibes to Mercury Lounge. Download "Good With The Bad."

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Soundcheck

Samsaya: Pop Songs With Indian Rhythms And A Lot Of Heart

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hear the Indian-born, Norway-raised singer perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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New Sounds

More All Over the World Music

Monday, September 22, 2014

Listen to music that brings together sounds of the Mediterranean, Southern Italy, and Morocco, with the sounds of Balkans and Scandinavia, including music from NY-based Dálava.

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First Listen: Brooklyn Rider, 'The Brooklyn Rider Almanac'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The adventuresome string quartet asked a huge range of musicians to create new pieces modeled on artistic idols. Hear pieces inspired by figures ranging from John Steinbeck to James Brown.

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First Listen: Electric Wizard, 'Time To Die'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Electric Wizard has spent two decades playing ridiculously heavy, misanthropic doom metal. On Time To Die, the band gets more room to explore than ever.

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First Listen: Lucinda Williams, 'Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

In terms of pure expression, no singer in popular music can touch Williams when she's calling from the lonely outskirts of Despairville.

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First Listen: Electric Youth, 'Innerworld'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Innerworld is awash in '80s earmarks, but it also conveys a sense of wistfulness; a sense of childlike splendor in danger of succumbing to the ravages of adulthood.

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First Listen: John Luther Adams, 'Become Ocean'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music is both an unforgettable seascape and an urgent call to action. Hear the Alaskan composer and environmentalist's sweeping symphonic work.

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All Things Considered

A Pianist Hears Chopin From Inside His Instrument

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Chad Lawson needed to find a way to record at home while his children slept. The result is The Chopin Variations, a set of Chopin works with an intimate, otherworldly sound.

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Spinning on Air

Envisioning Future Feminism

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Future Feminism is a provocative, celebratory collaboration. Participants Bianca Casady, Sierra Casady, and Kembra Pfahler join David Garland to talk and to perform in the WNYC Studio.

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New Sounds

Recent Chamber & Concert Works

Sunday, September 21, 2014

This New Sounds offers music from a few of the eight member Common Sense Composers Collective (San Francisco/New York City-based) and music by Canadian composer and guitarist Tim Brady.

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Pipedreams

Kotzschmar Goings and Comings

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Archive recordings of the renowned Kotzschmar Memorial Organ at Merrill Auditorium in anticipation of the instrument's "grand reawakening" following a major two-year refurbishment.

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All Things Considered

Jennifer Hudson 'Jenniferizes' New Album With Positive Energy

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Oscar and Grammy Award-winning R&B singer says her new album, JHUD, has more energy than her previous ballad-heavy albums, and expresses more of her "everyday person."

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The Good Listener: Saying No To 'Songstress' And Other Forbidden Words

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A certain someone hates the word "songstress." What else should be abolished from music writing?

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