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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Film, Fatherhood, Music, and JFK's Unspoken Speech

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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Classics For Kids

The Story of Handel’s Water Music

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Handel wrote his Water Music for King George of England, who was also his boss when he was a court composer in Germany. The party at which it was played took place on a river and lasted all night. Hear the full story behind Handel’s Water Music this week on Classics for Kids.

From the Top

Wingate, North Carolina

Saturday, June 14, 2014

From North Carolina, this week's show features the return appearance of a From the Top alumnus who went on to win a top prize at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

New Sounds

Downtown Collaborations

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Jason Treuting, the percussionist/composer -along with his mallets, sticks, and music - certainly gets around.   Treuting has made music with and for So Percussion, the Swedish folk-instrument wielding QQQ, the electronica duo Matmos, the Zappa-jazzy band Kneebody, and the guitarist/composer Steve Mackey, to name a few.  On this New Sounds, listen to music featuring Jason Treuting as soloist, collaborator, and composer.  There’s also music from multi-instrumentalist/composer Nick Zammuto, co-founder of the sonically and visually innovative duo the Books.

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All Things Considered

Jenny Scheinman Reaches Out To Her Father In Song

Friday, June 13, 2014

Scheinman says that since writing and performing The Littlest Prisoner's "Just a Child," the song has "really transformed" her relationship with her father.

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Jerry Dodgion On Piano Jazz

Friday, June 13, 2014

The saxophonist joins host Marian McPartland with "Isfahan" and pulls out his flute for "Ambiance" in a session from 2005.

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Guest DJ: Haim

Friday, June 13, 2014

We've invited the sisters of Haim to play DJ for a day. Listen to picks that showcase their influences and preferences.

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Soundcheck

That Wasn't A Hit?!?: The Isley Brothers, 'Shout!'

Friday, June 13, 2014

In this edition of "That Was A Hit?!?" we look back at a hit...that wasn't.  Although we may now think of The Isley Brothers' "Shout!" as a classic, it was never formally considered a hit. Writer Chris Molanphy tells John Schaefer why.

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Ethereal Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Dies

Friday, June 13, 2014

The beloved musician had a slight frame, an almost feminine voice and a late revival after a promising start and years of neglect.

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All Things Considered

An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier

Friday, June 13, 2014

Army Pvt. Danny Chen fatally shot himself in Afghanistan in 2011. The real-life tragedy has inspired a new production by the Washington National Opera with a libretto by playwright David Henry Hwang.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, June 13, 2014

Need to catch up? The Brian Lehrer Show picks three of their favorite segments from the week and compiles them into one podcast.

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Eleni Mandell On 'Song Travels'

Friday, June 13, 2014

Mandell performs her single "Put My Baby to Bed" and joins host Michael Feinstein for a duet of "On the Sunny Side of the Street."

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The Good Listener: When We Call Songs 'Filler,' What Does That Mean?

Friday, June 13, 2014

If we skip certain songs on an album every time, do they automatically qualify as "filler"?

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WQXR Features

3-Minute Opera: Strauss's Capriccio

Friday, June 13, 2014

Give WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon three minutes and he'll give you a Richard Strauss opera. For Strauss Week, Spurgeon breaks down Strauss's Capriccio in a New York minute (or three).

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In Time For The World Cup, Explorative New Music From Brazil

Friday, June 13, 2014

Rio de Janeiro has often been the crucible of Brazilian song — a tradition that continues today. As the world's eyes turn to Brazil, hear five songs from Rio's jazz-influenced Flame Collective.

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Drum Fill Friday, For June 13

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hear a series of drum fills and match them to the song.

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Morning Edition

Just In Time For Father's Day: Bad Dads In Opera

Friday, June 13, 2014

Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman, who says his candidate for opera's most evil father is the character of Alberich from Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung.

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Soundcheck

Watch: Amen Dunes, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, June 13, 2014

Amen Dunes began as the personal project of Damon McMahon in 2006, blending indie folk, 60's psychedelia and stripped-down, lo-fi rock. Watch Amen Dunes perform songs from its new album, Love, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Hate The Official World Cup Anthem? Try These Instead

Friday, June 13, 2014

The official song of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is called “We Are One,” by Cuban-American rapper Pitbull, featuring Jennifer Lopez and the Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte. And if you're not into it, worry not. We have alternatives.

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New York Now

Young Composers Go Solo at NY Phil Biennial

Friday, June 13, 2014

Young composers had the spotlight, as did solo musicians, at the New York Philharmonic Biennial CONTACT! concert on Tuesday, June 3 at SubCulture. Join host Phil Kline in listening Friday at 3 pm.

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