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Now That's What We Call A Hit CD!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Now That's What I Call Music!, a compilation of best-selling top 40 music, released its 50th U.S. album this week. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to the man who picked the songs, Jeff Moskow.

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Former Walkmen Man Releases Album For The Very Young

Sunday, May 11, 2014

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Walter Martin, former member of The Walkmen, about his new family album, We're All Young Together.

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WFUV Presents: Damon Albarn

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Albarn recently stopped by WFUV's studio in the Bronx, where he and his band the Heavy Seas were joined by New York's Scorchio Quartet. Watch them perform "Lonely Press Play" together.

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WNYC News

Ten Musicians in One Art Piece About Marriage and Lust

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The work was inspired by a sex scene that included the artist's parents — and was captured on film.

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WNYC News

A Lullaby for Matilda

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A musician helps a homeless mother caft a lullaby for her daughter.

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Spinning on Air

Mother & Son: Molly & Nick Drake

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The powerful, delicate music of English songwriter Nick Drake was underappreciated during his brief lifetime. But since Drake's death at age 26 in 1974, his recordings have gradually reached more and more listeners. It hasn't been entirely clear just from where he evolved his distinctive musical style. Now a brand new album gives David Garland the opportunity to show that the songwriter who had the greatest influence on Nick Drake was his mother, Molly Drake.

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Pipedreams

A Dupré Collection

Sunday, May 11, 2014

From the pen of one of the great 20th century virtuosos, Marcel Dupré, Pipedreams presents music to challenge the technique of performers and engage the imagination of listeners.

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New Sounds

Works of Nature

Sunday, May 11, 2014

On this New Sounds, listen to music inspired by natural phenomena. We’ll hear songs and pieces written around themes of nature and science, - from atomic to cosmic-  and humanity’s relationships with said same.  From Bjork’s innovative and collaborative project, “Biophilia,” where instruments and apps were designed for the multimedia experience, there's a meeting of astrophysics, string theory, neurology, biology - and music.  We'll sample from this latest concept project, and more.

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All Things Considered

Atmosphere's Seventh Album: Representing 'Southsiders'

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hip-hop pair Atmosphere has a new album out called Southsiders. NPR's Arun Rath talks with MC Sean Daley, aka Slug, who's led the duo for nearly 20 years.

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Inside The XXL Freshmen Issue

Saturday, May 10, 2014

This week the hip-hop magazine revealed its annual cover highlighting new acts, which prompted the usual avalanche of debate over the artists featured, those absent and the state of the genre.

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Latin Rock Lives: In The Studio With Venezuela's La Vida Bohème

Saturday, May 10, 2014

We swung by Austin's Pachanga Music Festival, and guess who we ran into? One of our favorite Caribbean rock bands, La Vida Bohème. They join us at KUTX for an electrifying performance.

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My Country, Flat Or Sharp: Eurovision And The Global Citizen

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Nick Andersen looks at the Eurovision Song Contest and the experience of watching from afar as all of Europe makes its own way through sequins and singing siblings.

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Bob's Rainbows: May 10, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The albums, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs Considered host in his tracks this week. This week: Dave Grohl throws his childhood heroes a rocking hometown party.

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The Music Of Oak And Forest Sprite Blend In Sylvan Esso

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Delicate folk vocals combine with thumping electronics in Sylvan Esso's debut album. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the duo of Amelia Heath and Nick Sanborn.

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Ben Harper Teams Up With Mom For 'Childhood Home'

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Ben Harper comes from a musical family that goes back generations. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the folk musician and his mother, Ellen, about a their new collaboration, Childhood Home.

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Timber Timbre: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, May 10, 2014

It's hard to capture the swamp-folk band's eerie and mysterious vibe while playing live in an office on a Wednesday afternoon. But that doesn't keep Timber Timbre from pulling it off.

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From the Top

Cincinnati, Ohio

Saturday, May 10, 2014

From Corbett Auditorium in Cincinnati, Ohio, this week's program features one of the strongest pre-collegiate music programs in the country: The Cincinnati Starling Project. Host Christopher O'Riley joins Starling's flagship orchestra to play Mozart, we'll hear a 12-year-old violinist and one of the program's most talented young soloists perform the music of Edward Elgar, and three From the Top alumni return to share their stories of mega success on YouTube and to perform a wonderfully schmaltzy comedic violin trio.

Classics For Kids

The Tale of Tsar Sultan

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Tsar Saltan has it all: a family feud, enchanted animals, a baby in a barrel and a beautiful princess. Hear the full story of this Russian classic this week on Classics for Kids

All Ears with Terrance McKnight

A Slice of the New York in the Fifties

Saturday, May 10, 2014

This week All Ears takes you back to the 1950s and a Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, by composer Quincy Porter, who won the honor for his Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra.

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Metropolitan Opera

Rossini's La Cenerentola

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday at 1 pm, the Met Opera's final broadcast of the season features Rossini's La Cenerentola, starring soprano Joyce DiDonato as Angelina and Juan Diego Florez as Don Ramiro.

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