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KCRW Presents: Sharon Van Etten

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The singer-songwriter's new album, Are We There, is full of emotive, beautiful ballads. Watch Van Etten and her band perform "Nothing Will Change" live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Christina Vantzou, 'VHS'

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Composer Christina Vantzou makes the kind of music that leaves listeners questioning reality. Her latest video unfolds in a void, where a dimly lit figure chases its own reflection.

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TMM Editor Says The Song 'Take It Easy' Captures Spirit Of Show

Thursday, July 10, 2014

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, Supervising Editor Alicia Montgomery shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

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Studio 360

A New Instrument That Lets You See Inside Loop-Based Music

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jonathan Sparks' creation looks like something between a game and a light show, while allowing viewers inside the creative process. And it's way more fun than watching someone gently tap a pedal.

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All The Rage

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Frustrated by hype cycles and social media? You have a kindred spirit in York Factory Complaint, two punks who've created one of the year's most political albums. Read a Q&A with the fed-up duo.

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Kim Deal & Morgan Nagler, 'Range On Castle'

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bad acting meets good music in this collaboration between former Pixies bassist Kim Deal and Morgan Nagler, aka Whispertown.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Nation Beat

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bandleader Scott Kettner and his group Nation Beat are at the Atrium of Lincoln Center. Download “Puxa O Boi."

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Freakonomics Radio

What Do King Solomon and David Lee Roth Have in Common?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

It isn’t easy to separate the guilty from the innocent, but a clever bit of game theory can help.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Yefim Bronfman Plays Brahms

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lorin Maazel conducts the New York Philharmonic in Sibelius's Second Symphony. But first, the concert kicks off with Yefim Bronfman as soloist for Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live from Merkin Hall 2013

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Listen to more music recorded on location at the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall, part of the New Sounds Live Concert Series.  There’s a world premiere by looping orchestrator Tyondai Braxton, with field recordings of slot machines made at a new casino in Queens.  The new two-part work by Braxton is titled "Casino Trem" and "Organ Trem" collectively, “TREMS” and effortlessly integrates the found sound with instruments.  Also, a world premiere work by Fay Kueen Wang called Weltinseln, which means “Island Universe” in German. Also, music by Shara Worden featuring the Orchestra for the Next Century conducted by Gary Schneider.

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World of Opera

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin from Bologna

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Today at 1 pm on the Operavore stream, World of Opera presents Eugene Onegin from one of Italy's many fine regional opera houses.

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The Brothers Balliett

Toys! Toys! Toys!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Did you ever consider taking your favorite toy as inspiration for a new composition? We hope you did, but if not, don't worry: this Thursday at 3 pm, dive into pieces by composers, such as Nathan Davis and Sofia Gubaidulina, who took inspiration from childhood trinkets like toy pianos. 

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Song Travels

Song Travels Goes Country with a Tribute to Merle Haggard

Thursday, July 10, 2014

This afternoon at 3PM, tune in for Songs Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, Grammy-award winning vocalist Suzy Bogguss drops by the Song Travels studio to discuss and perform selections from her recent tribute to Merle Haggard, Lucky.

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Speaking of Music

'A Hard Day's Night' At 50; Puss N Boots Plays Live; Miles Davis On WNYC In 1950

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In this episode: A Hard Day’s Night cemented The Beatles as a cultural as well as musical force; now, to commemorate its 50th anniversary, the groundbreaking 1964 comedy is being re-released nationwide this week. Matt Zoller Seitz -- editor-in-chief at RogerEbert.com and New York Magazine writer reflects on about the film’s importance to the Beatles legend as well as its innovative technique.

Then: Puss n Boots -- the all-star cowboy boot-clad trio comprised of Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones and Catherine Popper -- performs music from its debut album, No Fools, No Fun.

And: In 1950, WNYC broadcast Miles Davis playing live at the American Music Festival, live from Birdland. Listen back to the recording from that festival with jazz historian and professor Ashley Kahn – who helps us place this performance within the timeline of Miles Davis’ career.

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Soundcheck

Chasing The World's Rarest 78 RPM Records

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

78 RPM records are sought by few and possessed by fewer, but they contain the output of some of popular music's most influential voices, and some that may yet be discovered. The writer Amanda Petrusich and producer Chris King tell Soundcheck about the rarefied world of 78 collecting.

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Soundcheck

WNYC At 90: When Lead Belly Spoke With Woody Guthrie

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

As part of WNYC's 90th anniversary, Soundcheck listens back to Lead Belly's WNYC radio program Folk Songs Of America, in which he was joined by folk icon Woody Guthrie.

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All Things Considered

Clash In Nashville: A Property Battle On Music Row Draws A Crowd

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

After decades hosting country greats, RCA Studio A is in jeopardy — and there are local music titans on both sides of the fight.

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Saintseneca On World Cafe

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Hear three live songs by the folk-rock band, which balances catchiness with meditative darkness.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Family Gathering

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Mary Ann Kennedy joins Fiona Ritchie to discuss her family's album and book project, titled Fonn.

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All Things Considered

Dublin Has Garth's Heart, But Not His Concerts Anymore

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Garth Brooks has cancelled five concerts after the Dublin City Council refused to grant him more than three. Melissa Block speaks to Rachel Flaherty of The Irish Times about the controversy.

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