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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Astral In Wonderland, Part I

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This fairy tale Young Artists Showcase comes from a recent Philadelphia concert titled Astral In Wonderland.

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WQXR Blog

From Obscure to Iconic: Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra and '2001'

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Richard Strauss's place in popular culture comes down to one rumbling giant of a fanfare: the 22-bar opening of his Also Sprach Zarathustra.

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Operavore

3-Minute Opera: Strauss' Salome

Tuesday, June 10, 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 Salome in a New York minute (or three).

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Operavore

3-Minute Opera: Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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

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Dave And Phil Alvin On World Cafe

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

After a 30-year hiatus from musical collaboration, the brothers and former Blasters have overcome personal differences to record a tribute to Big Bill Broonzy. Here, they perform three songs.

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Joan Osborne On Mountain Stage

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Over the years, Osborne has been a pop hitmaker, a bluesy soul singer, a roots-music diva and an R&B crooner. Her latest album brings her closer to the sounds of alternative pop.

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All Things Considered

From Jack White, A Fierce New Record Raised In Captivity

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Whether he's producing, leading a band or on his own, White continues to evolve with each project. His first solo album was the sound of heartbreak, but the new Lazaretto feels more like isolation.

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The Jonathan Channel

A Success for the Great American Songbook: Sunday in New York with Jonathan Schwartz

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Last Sunday, The Jonathan Channel took to the stage at BAM for Sunday in New York with Jonathan Schwartz. Hosted by Jonathan Schwartz, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, the program featured several top interpreters of the Great American Songbook. 

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Keb' Mo' On Mountain Stage

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

With a lengthy list of collaborators, three Grammy Awards and an enormous amount of respect to his name, Keb' Mo' is one of the most decorated living blues artists. Here, he performs five songs.

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WQXR Features

Tell Us Your Favorite Strauss Interpreters

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

You've told us your favorite Strauss singers, conductors and instrumentalists and we're featuring some of them as we close out Strauss Week all day today.

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The Jonathan Channel

This Week: Staff Music Picks

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music to see live across the nation. Each week, we present a show list that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective music fan. Here are our picks for June 9 - June 15. 

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Viking's Choice: Consider Yourself Ravaged By Bastard Sapling

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hear the Richmond black-metal band get a haunting vocal assist from Windhand's Dorthia Cottrell in the 11-minute "Lantern at the End of Time."

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99% Invisible

118- Song Exploder

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

99% Invisible presents Song Exploder. A song is a product of design. It's difficult to create an original melody, but that's only the blueprint. Every element of a piece of music could be produced any number of ways,

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New Mix: The New Pornographers, Mapei, Moon Hooch And More

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hear the first new song from The New Pornographers in four years on All Songs Considered. Plus: the riff-rock sax trio Moon Hooch, hip-hop and R&B singer Mapei, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and more.

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Metropolis: 6/7/14

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In this week's two-hour mix, KCRW's Jason Bentley highlights new music from London Grammar, Basement Jaxx, Porter Robinson and much more.

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I Hear Bells: The NPR Music Wedding Puzzler

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Like brides and grooms, wedding songs come in all varieties. Test your smarts with this smorgasbord of matrimonial music.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: 40 Ounces of Trouble: Mike D Sets the Record Straight

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In the mid-90s, rappers from the East Coast to the West convinced a new generation to consume malt liquor in “40s.”The Beastie Boys' Mike D says he doesn’t deserve the blame.
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Soundcheck

George Vecsey Shares The Sound Of 'Eight World Cups'

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

George Vecsey spent his career as a New York Times sports columnist covering all sorts of sports and sporting events -- from baseball and boxing to the Olympics. But he also spent a good deal of time covering the World Cup -- in fact, he traveled to and covered the international soccer tournament every four years from 1982 to 2010. We talk with Vecsey about some of the more organic musical memories that he has from his almost 30 years of covering the Cup. 

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Soundcheck

Comedian And 'WTF' Host Marc Maron Picks Three; Soccer-Themed Songs; Kan Wakan Plays Live

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In this episode: Comedian Marc Maron is the host of the hugely popular podcast WTF, and star of the IFC series, Maron. Maron talks about music snobbery, his growing vinyl collection, and his passion for blues guitar riffs -- plus, he shares a few of his favorite songs as part Soundcheck's Pick Three series.

Then: New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey discusses his new book, Eight World Cups, detailing his memories of covering the world's largest sporting event, and shares playlist of three favorite soccer-themed songs.

And: Los Angeles band Kan Wakan creates lush, cinematic soundscapes and fills them with the smoky vocals of a chanteuse. The band plays songs from its full-length debutMoving On, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Comedian Marc Maron Is Not A (Total) Music Snob

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Comedian and WTF podcast host Marc Maron shares three favorite songs as part of Soundcheck's Pick Three series. 

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