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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Cole Porter Score, Rescued From Oblivion

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"The Ambassador Revue" was all but forgotten when it was rediscovered in an archive in Milan, and it's having its American premiere on June 27 at Town Hall.

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Discussion: The Year In Music (So Far), 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

All Songs Considered co-hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson to discuss their favorite music from the first half of 2014.

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All Things Considered

What's Worth $45 Million — Or More? One Viola

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The sale of the most expensive musical instrument in history could be announced Wednesday. And it's a viola. (Will the viola jokes stop now?)

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The Greene Space

Behind the Music: Meet the Bands Competing in the 2014 Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hundreds of up-and-coming acts from across all musical genres entered our fifth annual talent quest. Just over 60 were selected to battle in borough-by-borough competitions. Now, only five bands representing each of New York City's boroughs are left standing in the 2014 Battle of the Boroughs. 

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The Jonathan Channel

Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Every weekend, Jonathan Schwartz brings you a great mix of timeless music from the WNYC studios, and each week we listen and put together a playlist. Have you been trying to remember the name of that song you heard or maybe you didn't get a chance to tune in? No worries, here are Jonathan's weekend playlists. 

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Fresh Air

Mary Gauthier De-Romanticizes Romantic Love

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Trouble & Love is about a relationship that went bad. "I think that this is one where Mary finally gets the lesson," Gauthier tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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Viking's Choice: Pallbearer, 'The Ghost I Used To Be'

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

In the song's first 20 seconds, the doom-metal band strides along with unmistakable heft, like a knight returned victorious from battle. But it's a ruse.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: WNYC's New Sounds Presents Irish-American Supergroup The Gloaming

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fresh from the release of their widely acclaimed debut album, Irish-American supergroup The Gloaming visited The Greene Space June 20, 2014 for an intimate evening of performance and conversation – and one of their only New York appearances of the season.

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Q2 Music

Meet the Composer(s): A 24-Hour Marathon

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

To celebrate the launch of Q2's new podcast Meet the Composer, tune into our 24-hour marathon of music by Steve Reich, Missy Mazzoli and others.

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Soundcheck

My World Cup Vacation: You Can't Watch 'Em All

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Soundcheck host John Schaefer has watched practically every minute of this year's World Cup. Now, with two games running simultaneously, he has to choose which one will get his attention.

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The Making Of OK Go's 'The Writing's On The Wall' Video

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A behind-the-scenes video offers a new perspective on the trickery and illusion used to make OK Go's most recent mind-blowing video, "The Writing's On The Wall."

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Morning Edition

Think Before You Clap: You Could Be Beat Deaf

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Some people just can't keep a beat. A Montreal neuroscientist describes the problem as a "musical brain disorder" rather than a mere problem of coordination.

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Soundcheck

Crowded House's Neil Finn Goes Solo Again, With Help From His Family

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hear New Zealand singer-songwriter Neil Finn --the frontman for Crowded House -- perform songs from his new solo album, Dizzy Heights.

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Soundcheck

Why We Love To Listen To Music Over And Over (Until We Don't)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Elizabeth Margulis -- the Director of the Music Cognition Lab at the University of Arkansas and the author of On Repeat: How Music Plays The Mind -- explains why repetition and music are so closely intertwined. 

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New Sounds

Classical Meets Electronica

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

For this New Sounds, there’s music at the juncture of composed music, ambient and modern electronica, including a work by Annie Gosfield, for bits and pieces of metal.  From her “Flying Sparks And Heavy Machinery” release, we’ll hear driving machine samples, layers of ambient noise, crashing metal and electronic blips assembled into a nearly pulsing dance-y musical journey through a working factory.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rising Again: Transformation in Delhi, a Rediscovered Cole Porter Score

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

On today’s show: Rana Dasgupta explores the city of Delhi through its people—from drug dealers to metal traders to psychoanalysts to billionaires—and what they reveal about one of the world’s fastest-growing cities. We’ll hear about “The Ambassador Revue,” a Cole Porter score that was recently rediscovered in Italy! Joshua Ferris talks about his latest novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. And The New Yorker’s Sarah Stillman talks about the industry of halfway houses, treatment centers and private-for profit probation companies that have sprung up recently.

The Rose Note with Isabel Rose

The Rose Note with Isabel Rose

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tonight at 9PM, tune in for The Rose Note with Isabel Rose. In this week's episode, Isabel takes a look at the popular ballads of the Great American Songbook. Isabel unpacks these gems, delving into the origin stories and arrangements of several of the most known downtempo offerings from the American canon.

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Meet the Composer

John Luther Adams: Playlist

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hear a piece of music you loved in the show and want to learn or hear more? Click ahead for a complete breakdown of all the music used for scoring and illustration in episode one, along with buy links to the albums.

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Meet the Composer

John Luther Adams: III. Weather, Wind and Being Brave

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

In the third movement of episode three, hear about John Luther Adams's installations and dream-based composing methods, and hear the JACK Quartet play part of an unreleased string quartet—Adams's first—called The Wind in High Places. 

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Meet the Composer

John Luther Adams: II. "From the moment I arrived, I knew I'd found home."

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Adams relocated to Alaska in the 1970's. While he moved north, his musical vision centered, developing the signature, open sound by which he has come to be known. In the second movement of episode one, hear how space and silence inspired him. 

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