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Anna Sale: The Shermans, 'Finally April'

Monday, April 07, 2014

Find out why "Finally April" by The Shermans reminds WNYC's Anna Sale of Spring.

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The Both: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 07, 2014

Singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo often reside at opposite ends of the volume knob. What unfolds in this performance isn't compromise, though, so much as a creative challenge.

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Todd Snider On Mountain Stage

Monday, April 07, 2014

To celebrate the program's 30th anniversary, Todd Snider returns to Mountain Stage for the 10th time. Snider is an outspoken, thoughtful and funny musical storyteller, with influences in roots rock.

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Metropolis: 4/5/14

Monday, April 07, 2014

A week after premiering a new Frankie Knuckles remix, KCRW's Jason Bentley pays homage to the godfather of house. Later in the show, he features new remixes of Haim and Little Dragon.

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The Jonathan Channel

This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Selections

Monday, April 07, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Alfred Schnittke's Piano Music and Crushingly Unhappy End

Monday, April 07, 2014

Simon Smith's new collection of Alfred Schnittke's complete piano music offers a harrowing biographical portrait of the composer. Stream the entire album all this week.

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LiV Warfield Lets Her 'Unexpected' Voice Out

Monday, April 07, 2014

For years, LiV Warfield didn't let anybody know she could sing. Warfield talks about her musical journey and performs songs from her new album The Unexpected.

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On The Media

TLDR #20 - Silence

Monday, April 07, 2014

A band called Vulfpeck has asked fans to stream an entire album of silence on Spotify while they sleep, so the band can use the royalties to tour without charging for their shows. So far, the scheme has worked. We talk to Vulfpeck's Jack Stratton about hustling as a musician on the internet.

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David Lamb Of Folk Duo Brown Bird Dies At 35

Monday, April 07, 2014

The Brown Bird singer, who played folk that edged toward the dark sides of both blues and country, died Saturday after a year-long fight with leukemia.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Music For American Youth

Monday, April 07, 2014

From the January, 1941 WQXR Program Guide:

Mr. Ganz is conductor of the Young People's Chorus of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Society. He is a pioneer in the field of children's concerts, having directed such concerts for the past eighteen years. The Young People's Concerts from Town Hall, New York, January 13th and February 17th at 3:45 P.M. will be broadcast by WQXR.

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The Greene Space

Vote for the Bronx's Best Band

Monday, April 07, 2014

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned the Bronx's best? Vote by midnight on Sunday, April 13.

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Hammered!

Under the Influence

Monday, April 07, 2014

Folk music has inspired composers throughout history. Tune in all week for music by Bela Bartok, Vivian Fung, John Zorn and more whose music is colored with styles, rhythms and forms of non-Western music.

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Phil Kline

A is for Awesome, All-encompassing, Andriessen

Monday, April 07, 2014

Louis Andriessen has exerted a vital influence on American music over in the last few decades. Of course he’s Dutch and has stayed close to home most of his career, but the strength of his convictions and principles have traveled well.

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Chamber Music Society

Through the Looking Glass

Monday, April 07, 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 the Escher String Quartet performing Beethoven’s Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132, plus Britten’s arrangement of Purcell’s Chacony in G Minor.

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Exploring Music

Portraits of African-American Artists, Part II

Monday, April 07, 2014

Bill McGlaughlin hosts the second of a two part series celebrating African-American composition and performance.

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Soundcheck

Watch: Perfect Pussy, Live On Soundcheck

Monday, April 07, 2014

Hear the rising Syracuse punk band perform songs from its explosive debut album, Say Yes To Love, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Gigstock Alert: Parquet Courts

Monday, April 07, 2014

Brooklyn-by-way-of-Texas punk rockers play Gigstock at The Greene Space on Wednesday, presented by Oh My Rockness.

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New Sounds

Around the Globe in 59 Minutes

Monday, April 07, 2014

This New Sounds program aims to take a tour of music around the world, in 59 minutes or less.  Listen to Bengali, Punjabi, Ethiopian and Senegalese music, along with other sounds.  Punjabi wedding music meets New Orleans Brass bands in the music of Brooklyn-based party band Red Baraat, then Samuel Yirga takes the groove of Ethiopian music as his starting point in a trance-jazz tune.

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Soundcheck

Four Decades Of Peter Gabriel; Dan Wilson Plays Live

Monday, April 07, 2014

In this episode: Before Peter Gabriel is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jon Pareles, the veteran New York Times pop music critic looks back at his groundbreaking early solo albums, and his quixotic championing of world music.

Then: As the frontman of ‘90s band Semisonic, Dan Wilson notched a timeless hit with the bar anthem “Closing Time.” Since then, the Grammy-winner has become an in-demand songwriter for big name artists: he co-wrote Adele’s “Someone Like You” and the Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready to Make Nice.” Now, he's readying his first solo album since 2007. Hear him perform songs live in the Soundcheck studio.

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First Listen: The Both, 'The Both'

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo find ways to share the spotlight on their charming debut as a duo. Each singer sounds freshened and energized — never diminished — by the collaboration.

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