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With Brian Eno

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Host John Schaefer welcomes Brian Eno back to New Sounds.  In collaborating with a young British poet Rick Holland, for both “Drums Between the Bells,” (July 2011) and  “Panic of Looking” (Nov. 2011), Brian Eno has made the jump into spoken word, or more accurately, a collision between words and music.

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Movies on the Radio

105 Years of Film Music: Part Three - The 1940s

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm: film music from the 1940s. America's involvement in World War II during the decade gave filmmakers plenty of stories to tell, and new genres such as Film Noir were developed.

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Classic Jazz with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Every week, join world-renowned jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music.

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Metropolitan Opera

Diana Damrau in La Sonnambula

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tune in Saturday at 1 pm as the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts their production of Bellini's La Sonnambula featuring German soprano Diana Damrau as Amina.

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Classics For Kids

Roll Over Beethoven

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Beethoven seems to be the source of more musical jokes than any other composer. This week on Classics for Kids, hear some funny stories about Beethoven and listen to some very interesting takes on his music.

Moby On World Cafe

Friday, March 28, 2014

Today's Vintage Cafe revisits Moby's stripped-down set from earlier this year. Listen to the six-song performance, which includes an interview with World Cafe host David Dye.

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Ann Hampton Callaway On 'Song Travels'

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Tony-nominated actress talks about her work with the music of Barbra Streisand and performs a few jazz standards, as well as a medley of "People" and "Being Alive."

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Luray On Mountain Stage

Friday, March 28, 2014

Singer and banjo player Shannon Carey leads the Americana collective Luray. Originally conceived as a bluegrass group, the ensemble now includes a wide array of instruments.

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Okkervil River On World Cafe

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Austin band plays a few songs from its latest album, The Silver Gymnasium, on today's Vintage Cafe. Singer Will Sheff also reflects on the experiences that heavily inspired the new record.

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Dianne Reeves On Piano Jazz

Friday, March 28, 2014

On this episode of Piano Jazz, host Marian McPartland accompanies Reeves in "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" and "Million Dollar Secret."

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Soundcheck

Nostalgia For New York In The Forties

Friday, March 28, 2014

All this week on Soundcheck, we're talking about nostalgia and New York music in collaboration with New York magazine, which this week is presenting their annual "yesteryear" issue -- this year, focused on New York City music. Today we wrap up with New York magazine's Mark Jacobson, who shares his love for the jazz of the 1940's.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, March 28, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

Obamacare Deadline Looms (First) | Rebel Music (Starts at 28:30) | Jimmy Carter (Starts at 48:00)

If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

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'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

Friday, March 28, 2014

The great jazz photographer Chuck Stewart recently found six rolls of 50-year-old film in his archive. They contained previously unpublished shots of John Coltrane recording his masterpiece.

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Drum Fill Friday: March 28

Friday, March 28, 2014

Can you identify a song when it's stripped down to a just few seconds of isolated drum pounding?

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WNYC News

Come to Sing, or Don't Come at All

Friday, March 28, 2014

Every night, dozens of customers pile into this tatty basement for the Marie’s Crisis experience: A sloppy, earnest evening of belting out American standards.

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Soundcheck

Why Does Music Make Us Nostalgic?

Friday, March 28, 2014

We've spent the past week documenting nostalgia for bygone eras of the New York music scene. But one thing we haven’t tackled yet: Why do we get nostalgic in the first place? And why does music seem to conjure up such strong feelings of it?

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New Sounds

With Kent Tritle

Friday, March 28, 2014

Listen to choral music by Meredith Monk and Minnesota-based composer Jocelyn Hagen on this New Sounds. Also, Kent Tritle, the leader of Musica Sacra, music director at St. John the Divine, and WQXR Music host, joins John Schaefer.  Together they discuss the evolution of new choral works, starting with Morton Feldman’s “Rothko Chapel” and how Meredith Monk brought the idea of the voice as instrumental color instead of carrying text.

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Soundcheck

Simone Dinnerstein: Playing Bach's 'Inventions And Sinfonias'

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hear classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein perform works from her latest album of J.S. Bach compositions, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

New York In The 1940's; Why Do We Get Nostalgic?; Brazilian Girls' Sabina Plays Live

Friday, March 28, 2014

In this episode: Soundcheck wraps up our week of New York nostalgia with a look back at the music of the 1940's with New York magazine's Mark Jacobson.

Then, we try to answer the question: Why do we get nostalgic in the first place? We ask ask an expert.

And: Hear Sabina -- the provocative frontwoman of Brazilian Girls -- perform songs from her new solo album, Toujours, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Watch: Brazilian Girls' Sabina, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, March 28, 2014

In her solo debut, Sabina Sciubba -- the singer best known for her work with Brazilian Girls -- embraces the rock and pop of the 1960s and '70s. Watch her perform songs from Toujours in the Soundcheck studio.

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