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Guess Monday's Mystery Song Premiere

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Monday at noon we'll premiere a song by an artist we love. Try your hand at this brain teaser and guess who!

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Tracy Silverman: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Watch the innovative musician play his mini Stratocaster of a violin in pieces that celebrate complex textures — and NPR News themes.

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The Art Of Sampling: Stolen, Not Copied

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The 1984 hit "La Di Da Di," by rappers Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, has become one of the most sampled songs of all time. Music producer Mark Ronson talks with Guy Raz, host of NPR's TED Radio Hour.

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Classical Dub-Step Violin Finds Its Audience

Saturday, June 28, 2014

America's Got Talent judges told the dancing hip-hop violinist Lindsey Stirling that her career had no hope, but she proved them wrong. She tells NPR's Scott Simon about her new album, Shatter Me.

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of June

Saturday, June 28, 2014

We listen to hundreds of new electronic music tracks each month, test the standouts on loud speakers and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix.

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Radio Deluxe: The Enduring Presence of Richard Rodgers

Saturday, June 28, 2014

This morning at 10AM ET, join world-renowned musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music. In this episode, the couple pays tribute to Richard Rodgers with a look into his life and music.

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From the Top

Norfolk, Virginia

Saturday, June 28, 2014

From Norfolk, Va., this week’s episode features a violin-cello duo made up of two wonderfully talented brothers. Their unusually generous and easygoing humor with each other is not only charming, but it also makes for a seamless musical collaboration. We’ll also hear a spirited performance from Mozart’s Sonata No. 12 by a pianist who’s just 11-years-old, and we’ll meet a 15-year-old violinist who happens to have some success as an actress: she recently landed a guest role in the new NBC series “Believe.”

New Sounds

Ecstatic Music Festival: Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux, with yMusic, Part 2

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Listen to part 2 of the New Sounds Live/Ecstatic Music Festival concert recorded on February 8, 2012 in which the extremely talented and equal-opportunity music genre sextet yMusic performs new works by Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott.)  Hear the remaining parts of works for heart and breath by Richard Reed Parry, involving yMusic wearing and playing to stethoscopes. 

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Movies on the Radio

105 Years of Film Music: Part Six - The 1970s

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday at 9 pm, Movies on the Radio concludes its decade-by-decade look at film music. The grand Hollywood tradition of symphonic scores came roaring back in the '70s.

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Classics For Kids

Music by Royalty and Nobility

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Not all composers were poor and working in an unheated attic. Many members of the nobility — kings, dukes, counts — also wrote some great music. Tune into Classics for Kids this week to hear the results.  

New York Now

On-Demand Audio: AXIOM Delivers Stockhausen and Boulez

Saturday, June 28, 2014

With landmark works from and inspired by the avant-garde period, Juilliard's AXIOM ensemble and conductor Jeffrey Milarsky closed their 2013-2014 series with a surreal touch on April 17 in Alice Tully Hall. Hear the entire concert on demand. 

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Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies At 70

Friday, June 27, 2014

The legendary singer rose to prominence with such hits as "Lookin' For A Love" and "It's All Over Now."

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The Jonathan Channel

A Day of Richard Rodgers, Celebrating the Birthday of a Legend

Friday, June 27, 2014

Today at 12PM, tune in for an encore airing of Jonathan Schwartz' tribute to Richard Rodgers. A prolific composer of American popular songs, Rodgers is also the most performed composer in the history of popular music. Join us this afternoon as we celebrate the 112th birth anniversary of this legendary composer and lyricist. 

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The Jonathan Channel

10 Interpretations of Richard Rodgers

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Jonathan Channel is celebrating the 112th birthday of Richard Rodgers in style. Here are our favorite, top 10 Richard Rodgers videos - the interpretations that have us holding our breath.

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Hozier On World Cafe

Friday, June 27, 2014

Soulful, emotive singing and a politically charged music video have helped boost the Irish singer's swift rise to popularity. Hear him perform "Take Me to Church" and three other songs on stage.

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Bruce Hornsby On Piano Jazz

Friday, June 27, 2014

On this episode of Piano Jazz, the influence of Keith Jarrett and Bud Powell peeks through as the hitmaker performs "Solar" and "Parisian Thoroughfare."

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Early Summer Sounds

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hear Fiona Ritchie's refreshing, hand-picked mix for the beginning of summer. Sounds from rising artists are played alongside old favorites to accompany the beginning of the sunny season.

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tUnE-yArDs In Concert

Friday, June 27, 2014

See tUnE-yArDs recorded live in concert from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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The Good Listener: When Should A 'Washed-Up' Band Pack It In?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Quiet Riot tours with no original members. Is there a point where staying together is just silly?

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: The Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs

Friday, June 27, 2014

It's the ultimate showdown! Hundreds of up-and-coming musical acts entered, 60 were chosen to compete and now voters have picked our five finalists. One musical act representing each of New York City's five boroughs will compete on Friday, June 27—but only one can take the crown.

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