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From the Top

Highlight Show: Recorded in Studio

Saturday, September 20, 2014

This week, host Christopher O'Riley catches up with some of From the Top's most illustrious alumni in the "Where Are They Now Show."

Classics For Kids

What’s A Concerto?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

What’s a concerto? This week on Classics for Kids, hear some definitions plus examples by some of the world’s greatest composers.

New Sounds

Motion and Stasis

Saturday, September 20, 2014

This New Sounds explores music that plays with ideas of texture, drone and space. Hear music by composer/drummer Erland Dahlen and music for large sheets of metal, called steel cellos.

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Soundcheck

Pick Three: David Mitchell

Friday, September 19, 2014

The author of Cloud Atlas and his latest, The Bone Clocks, shares three favorite songs as part of Soundcheck's Pick Three series.

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Soundcheck

Those Darlins: Magnetic Nashville Rockers

Friday, September 19, 2014

The ferocious Nashville rock band performs songs from its 2013 album, Blur The Line, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

The Funniest Songs Of All Time

Friday, September 19, 2014

Need a laugh? We just might have built the funniest playlist ever.     
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All Things Considered

Nortec Collective's Last Album Reflects Changing Times In Tijuana

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fifteen years ago, two men from Tijuana came up with a new style of music called Nortec — a mix of norteno and techno. Now they are out with their latest and last album, Motel Baja.

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The Hold Steady On World Cafe

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hear the band survey its decade-long history — including the song singer Craig Finn calls his best.

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Bill Charlap And Renee Rosnes On Piano Jazz

Friday, September 19, 2014

It's rare to have three great pianists at three pianos in one studio. Charlap and Rosnes join host Marian McPartland in this 2008 session for a trio of "You and the Night and the Music."

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Remix Summit

Keynote from Tod Machover at the MIT Media Lab

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
Tod Machover, Professor of Music and Media at MIT Media Lab, delivers a keynote address at the Remix Summit at Bloomberg headquarters in Manhattan.

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Pitch

Encore: Piano Player

Friday, September 19, 2014

More from my interview with Cristin Milioti…

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Features

ICYMI: The Week's Most Popular Stories

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
The funniest songs of all time. The sports blogger solves hate crimes. The best way to spend the first ten minutes of your day. Here are the week’s top stories, all in one playlist.

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Robby Hecht On Mountain Stage

Friday, September 19, 2014

The award-winning Nashville singer-songwriter performs four songs from his new, self-titled album.

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Drum Fill Friday, For Sept. 19

Friday, September 19, 2014

Our regular puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a mix of classic rock and iconic pop fills. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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If It's Not Scottish ... Classical Contributions Of The Scots

Friday, September 19, 2014

Now that the Scottish people have voted to remain in the United Kingdom, it's time to salute their classical musicians — from soprano Mary Garden to composer James MacMillan.

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Morning Edition

The Song That Never Ends: Why Earth, Wind & Fire's 'September' Sustains

Friday, September 19, 2014

It begins, "Do you remember?" — and we supply the memories. Dan Charnas tells the origin story of the Earth, Wind & Fire hit that still unites generations on the dance floor.

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New Sounds

Funeral Music

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hear musical moods not usually associated with funerals, from West African funeral drumming to a jazz march from Norwegian musician Stian Carstensen on this New Sounds.

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Studio 360

Cyndi Lauper: The Way She Talks

Friday, September 19, 2014

With a Tony Award for Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper is still finding new twists in her career 30 years after “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”

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Soundcheck

Pick Three: David Mitchell; The Funniest Songs Ever; Real Estate Plays Live

Friday, September 19, 2014

David Mitchell, the author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks, shares three favorite songs; Soundcheck plays listeners' funny songs; Real Estate plays in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Felice Brothers

Friday, September 19, 2014

High-energy folk band from New York plays Sunday afternoon at Storm King. Download "Lion."

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