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First Listen: Mary Gauthier, 'Trouble & Love'

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Gauthier works her way through stages of grief over a relationship, depicting each one as an all-consuming, transformative experience and stumbling onto blue notes that didn't exist before.

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The Jonathan Channel

This Week: Staff Music Picks

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Each week, The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week of May 26 - June 2.

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Albums of the Week

NY Philharmonic's New Top Clarinet Reveals Intimate Side

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Our featured albums include the Pacifica Quartet and clarinetist Anthony McGill, Ukrainian pianist Stanislav Khristenko and Concerto Italiano.

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WQXR Blog

What Pieces Should Be Played on the East River Piano?

Sunday, June 01, 2014

If the piano that washed up beneath the Brooklyn Bridge could be salvaged, and left in its current location, what sort of pieces would you want to hear?

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All Things Considered

Meshell Ndegeocello Trades Songs And Stories, Live In L.A.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

The bassist and songwriter gave a secret show in Los Angeles this weekend, and NPR's Arun Rath was there. Hear their conversation and selections from the concert.

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WFUV Presents: Sharon Van Etten

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Van Etten recently played a secret show for fans of New York public radio station WFUV at a tiny Lower East Side club called Rockwood Music Hall. Watch her perform "Taking Chances" from Are We There.

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In Perfect Movie Music, Filling Space Is An Art

Sunday, June 01, 2014

If Brian Reitzell does his job right, you'll enjoy the movie you're watching a lot more — without knowing why. He speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about being a music supervisor for Hollywood films.

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New Sounds

Music From the Roof of the World

Sunday, June 01, 2014

There's music recorded in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on this New Sounds program.   Composer/vocalist Meredith Monk has just returned from a trip to India and Bhutan where she obtained recordings of young musicians striving - via the talent show, "Bhutan Star,"-  to keep the traditional sounds of Bhutanese music alive.  The program is an "American Idol"-esque talent show which forces contestants to sing the nation's fading traditional songs.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: AXIOM Kicks Off 2013-2014 Series With Druckman and Subotnick

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Starting their 2013-2014 series in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Juilliard's contemporary ensemble AXIOM with conductor Jeffrey Milarsky performed a program of new yet retrospective music, with works by Jacob Druckman and Morton Subotnick, on October 11, 2013.

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Spinning on Air

Bird Songs & Songs About Birds

Sunday, June 01, 2014

David Garland presents an hour of songs about birds, including pieces by Laura Marling and Scott Matthew recorded for Spinning On Air, and works by The Incredible String Band, The Beach Boys, Anita O'Day, and Dave Van Ronk. Plus an excerpt from Jim Fassett's "Symphony of the Birds," a tape collage constructed from recordings of bird song.

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All Things Considered

How Dean Dillon Made It From Strumming To Stardom In Nashville

Saturday, May 31, 2014

When country songwriter Dean Dillon was 7, he got his first guitar: a tiger-striped Stella. He played at the county fair and mobile-home lots before setting out to take his chances in Nashville, Tenn.

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Juana Molina: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Molina sounds as if she'd been raised by wolves and discovered the world of music on her own. She takes familiar elements and renders them bewildering, attractive and polished.

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Mandolin Orchestra Celebrates 90 Years Of Harmony

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Americans were once mad for mandolins. Yet today, most have disappeared. We visit one of the remaining mandolin orchestras, which is celebrating its 90th birthday.

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Rebels On The Dance Floor: New Songs From Chile, Colombia And Beyond

Saturday, May 31, 2014

On this week's Alt.Latino, groove to sexy Mexican funk and sway to an '80s-tinged pop ballad with hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd.

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WNYC News

It Must be Summer: Open Studios in Bushwick and Music in the Parks

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Bushwick Open Studios art festival is presenting over 600 shows this weekend — and summer festivals start next week.

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New Sounds

Chamber Folk Pop

Saturday, May 31, 2014

For this New Sounds program, hear music that falls in the space between classical and pop, as well as in the small hollow between chamber music and folk.  There’s electronic chamber pop music by composer Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) for yMusic, the versatile composer/performer collective, and some post-rock from the Arcade Fire’s multi-instrumentalist, Richard Reed Parry, in the guise of the  ensemble, Bell Orchestre.   We'll also expand the folk umbrella to include traditional instruments of Korea and Japan making chamber music.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Suite Air

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The best made musicians are the those that find creative space between the cracks of what already existed. On this edition of All Ears, we hear from a few of them.

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Movies on the Radio

105 Years of Film Music: Part Five - The 1960s

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The tumultuous '60s brought changes of attitude and style to the scoring of films. The symphonic sound established in the '30s and '40s went out of fashion, replaced by pop-influenced eclecticism.

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Classics For Kids

Composer Teachers and their Students

Saturday, May 31, 2014

How do composers learn to write music? Many take lessons from famous musicians. Learn about some important music teachers and their students this week on Classics for Kids.

New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Pianist David Greilsammer's Cage & Scarlatti Mashup

Saturday, May 31, 2014

On May 27, pianist and conductor David Grielsammer performed a set of alternating sonata miniatures from Scarlatti and Cage at Le Poisson Rouge. Listen to the entire concert on demand.

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