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Chamber Music Society

Schumann and Dvorak

Monday, June 23, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features music by Schumann and Dvorak.

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Hammered!

Exploring the New Piano Concerto

Monday, June 23, 2014

Piano concertos reached their peak in the 19th Century but today they remain “alive and well” as modern composers continue their exploration of this beloved combination of instruments – searching and exploring new ways to express a fundamental drama. Join host Lisa Moore weekdays at 10 am.

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Exploring Music

Artists in Exile, Part II

Monday, June 23, 2014

On this edition of Exploring Music the theme is "Artists in Exile", which refers to "how refugees from 20th Century war and revolution transformed the American arts."

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New Sounds

Bells, Mallets, and Winds

Monday, June 23, 2014

This New Sounds is chock-a-block full of unusually textured new music, featuring some percussion-based works and other recent arrivals which may or may not incorporate wind families of clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, and then add to that hammered dulcimer, zither, marimba and/or accordion.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Tracy Silverman

Monday, June 23, 2014

Master of the electric violin performs The Cell Theatre. Download "Matisse: La Danse."

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Soundcheck

Bobby Womack's Soulful Career; The Story Of The Fender Rhodes

Monday, June 23, 2014

In this episode: Throughout his long and legendary career, soul singer, songwriter and guitarist Bobby Womack has been responsible for countless timeless songs. Last year's superb album, his 11th, The Bravest Man In The Universe, was co-produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell, and it's considered one of his best and most inventive efforts yet. In a lengthy interview with Soundcheck host John Schaefer, Womack reflects on making the new album, playing with and writing for countless icons in music, and much more.

Plus: Since the 1970s, the Fender Rhodes piano has become a staple of jazz, rock, pop and R&B. Gerald McCauley, the author of the comprehensive new book Down The Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story, talks about how the instrument was invented and why artists like Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones and Ray Manzarek embraced it.

This is an encore episode of Soundcheck.


Soundcheck

Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies At 70

Monday, June 23, 2014

The legendary soul and R&B singer and songwriter, who wrote countless hits in the 1960s and ’70s, died Friday at 70. In a career-spanning conversation with Soundcheck host John Schaefer from late December 2013, Womack shared stories about working with so many of music's greatest artists, and reflected on the ups and downs of his life.

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First Listen: OOIOO, 'Gamel'

Sunday, June 22, 2014

On its new album, the experimental pop band explores elements of gamelan, a chromatically tuned metallophone music that's been played in Asia's Pacific Rim since roughly the 8th century.

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First Listen: Corb Lund, 'Counterfeit Blues'

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Canadian roots-country singer spins boisterous yarns out of the mundane muck of agrarian existence. Recorded at Sun's Memphis studios, Counterfeit Blues recasts Lund's songs in vintage settings.

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First Listen: Jim Lauderdale, 'I'm A Song'

Sunday, June 22, 2014

On his new country album, the roots-music veteran still touches nerves, carefully but firmly. Lauderdale continually shows that the trappings surrounding a song are only as meaningful as its core.

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First Listen: Old Crow Medicine Show, 'Remedy'

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Like a big, friendly sheepdog that just can't help itself, the Virginia roots-rock group's music bounds right up to you and licks your face. This is a band with little use for muted gestures.

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All Things Considered

How Does A Jam Band Write Songs? We Asked Phish

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Those spiraling, psychedelic sound journeys have to start somewhere. All Things Considered asked the members of Phish to explain their process — and their answer is more systematic than you'd expect.

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Making Joyful Noise At Make Music New York 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

What do you get when hundreds of musicians gather in Brooklyn to perform a joyful new song? Bliss. See photos from the event and watch a sneak peek of our Field Recording video.

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Almost Intermediate: Adults Learn Lessons In 'Late Starters Orchestra'

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Ari Goldman is a member of the Late Starters Orchestra for adults who want to take up a musical instrument. The musicians play in a strictly enforced egalitarian and non-judgmental environment.

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Tom Freund Is Oddly Upbeat In 'Two Moons'

Sunday, June 22, 2014

California-based troubadour Tom Freund sings of skateboarding kids, impending doom and Happy Days lunch boxes on his new album, Two Moons. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to him about the record.

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Jennifer Lopez Flips The Gender Script For Album No. 10

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Jennifer Lopez is more than a musician and an actress: She is a brand. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Lopez about her latest artistic endeavor, a new album called A.K.A.

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Radiolab

Man Floats Free In Hotel Corridor

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hotel hallways are cramped and narrow, like cages. But Storyboard P won't be trapped. Watch this Brooklyn dancer float toward a fire extinguisher — beauty in tight places.

 

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New Sounds

Choral Properties

Sunday, June 22, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear choral music from a new recording of a score by Canadian composer Matthew Patton for the film “Tales From Gimli Hospital,” a film by Guy Maddin.  Patton has worked with world-class choreographers (the likes of Paul Taylor for a production called "Speaking in Tongues"), collaborated with with Icelandic musicians (members of múm and amiina) for a 2011 cinema-musical event of the film, and worked with filmmaker Guy Maddin on multiple occasions and in multiple projects.

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Pipedreams

Hooked on Boston

Sunday, June 22, 2014

On the eve of the 2014 American Guild of Organists convention, we enjoyed historic instruments by the Boston builders Elias and George Hook, recorded in and around Boston during an Organ Historical Society Convention.

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All Things Considered

Bobby Hutcherson's Good Vibes For Fiery Times

Saturday, June 21, 2014

"You could stop on a street corner and hear Malcolm X," the vibraphonist says of 1960s New York, where he made his controversial debut as a bandleader. His new Blue Note album is Enjoy The View.

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