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Saturday at the Opera

Massenet's Thaïs from LA Opera

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Join us Saturday at 1 pm for the Los Angeles Opera's debut production of Massenet's Thaïs, starring Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze and Plácido Domingo.

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Saturday Morning Mixtape

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM ET, join world-renowned musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they spin their favorite classic and contemporary records. 

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Missouri as a Mirror, Support for Victims, and The Beatles Reimagined

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Q2 Music at the Proms

Listen: Tallis Scholars Perform John Tavener's 'Requiem Fragments'

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Listen to the world premiere of the late John Tavener's Requiem Fragments, as recorded live at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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From the Top

New Albany, Ohio

Saturday, August 16, 2014

This week, From the Top is at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany, Ohio.

Classics For Kids

Janissary Music

Saturday, August 16, 2014

At one time, Turkish music was all the rage in Europe and classical composers used Turkish instruments — bass drums, cymbals and triangles — in their music. This week on Classics for Kids, learn more about janissary music.

Movies on the Radio

Music for Robin Williams

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday at 9 pm, David Garland presents music composed for films that starred Robin Williams, including Michael Kamen's "What Dreams May Come," Maurice Jarre's "Dead Poets' Society," John Williams's "Hook," and others.

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New Sounds

Electroacoustic Songs

Saturday, August 16, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear music by sean-nos singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, from a brand new recording, “Foxlight.”  The producer/guitarist Leo Abrahams is all over this unclassifiable album (Confessional ballad? Minimalist art-folk? Electro-Irish trad?), featuring electro-acoustic accompaniment to Ó Lionáird’s personal songs, sung mostly in Gaelic.  With a host of intriguing guest collaborators -composer Jon Hopkins, strings duo Geese, folktronica innovator Leafcutter John and fiddle and hardanger player Caoimhin O Raghallaigh- the violins, viola, cello, fiddle, guitars and keyboards are expertly woven into the epic electro-acoustic compositions.

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WQXR Features

Proms: BBC Philharmonic Plays Casella, Chopin, Franck & Saint-Saëns

Friday, August 15, 2014

The BBC Philharmonic and its conductor laureate, Gianandrea Noseda, appear at the BBC Proms, joined by the young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.

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Soundcheck

How To Be Smarter About... Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks'

Friday, August 15, 2014

Let's face it: as much as we all know and love about music, everyone has at least some blind spots. In our new series, "How To Be Smarter About…" Billboard's Joe Levy delves into the beautiful, and weird world of Van Morrison's classic 1968 album Astral Weeks.

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Aloe Blacc On World Cafe

Friday, August 15, 2014

The singer performs his hit "The Man" and three other songs in this stripped-down studio session.

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Curtis Stigers On 'Song Travels'

Friday, August 15, 2014

Stigers performs his original "You've Got the Fever," and host Michael Feinstein joins him for a duet of the standard "You Are Too Beautiful."

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Drum Fill Friday, With Guest Host Matt Wilson

Friday, August 15, 2014

The jazz drummer and public radio host grew up in the 1970s, and knows the TV themes, reggae beats and hit single breaks to prove it. Test your ear against his genre-spanning picks.

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WQXR Blog

Video: When Lauren Bacall Serenaded Leonard Bernstein

Friday, August 15, 2014

In 1988, Lauren Bacall made a memorable appearance at Leonard Bernstein's 70th birthday gala at Tanglewood, serenading him with "The Saga of Lenny."

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Emma Ruth Rundle, 'Arms I Know So Well'

Friday, August 15, 2014

Debut music from the ethereal performer Emma Ruth Rundle. Watch this beautiful portrayal of solitude and living with one's self.

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WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Marissa Nadler

Friday, August 15, 2014

Watch the gothic folk singer team up with cellist Janel Leppin for a spellbinding performance for WAMU's Bandwidth.fm.

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Radio In Liberia Seems Like It's All Ebola, All The Time

Friday, August 15, 2014

Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.

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Pitch

5. Moulty

Friday, August 15, 2014

A 60's rock drummer searches for true love.

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New Sounds

Choral Music, Gamelan-Style

Friday, August 15, 2014

Listen to music for chorus, "gamelan-style" on this New Sounds.  Japanese drummer and composer Yoshimi is the mastermind behind OOIOO, an improvisation-based project whose latest effort, “Gamel” revolves around voices and gamelan instruments, (with a bit of electric guitar and weird effects.) Yoshimi also drums for the Boredoms, helped curate the epic gatherings of drummers/percussionists between the two bridges in in 2007, “77 Boadrum” and “88 Boadrum” (on 8/8/2008), and is involved in many other musical ventures. [Yes, she is the enigma for whom the Flaming Lips album “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" was named.] Listen to the gamelan-based wonder that is “Don Ah," from “Gamel,” the seventh record from OOIOO, which is all sorts of curious, and full of freewheeling manic energy.

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Soundcheck

Watch: Gem Club, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, August 15, 2014

Watch Boston chamber pop band Gem Club perform songs from its latest album, In Roses, in the Soundcheck studio.

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