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New York Philharmonic This Week

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, the Philharmonic plays Wynton Marsalis' Swing Symphony (Symphony No. 3) featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Plus, music by Copland and Stravinsky.

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World of Opera

Enchantment in Massenet's Cendrillon

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Today at 4 pm, World of Opera presents Cendrillon from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona, starring Joyce DiDonato as Cinderella and  Alice Coote as the young Prince Charming.

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Soundcheck

How 'Danny Boy' Bewitched The World

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The song "Danny Boy" has had a million lives in the hundred years since it was published. Soundcheck talks to the director, producer, and cast of a documentary about the iconic song.

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Song Travels

Song Travels Presents Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Peter, Paul & Mary rode the 1960s folk wave to worldwide acclaim. Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, along with the late Mary Travers,  performed enduring anthems of social change including “If I Had a Hammer” and Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” as well as the light-hearted “Puff, the Magic Dragon.”

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New Sounds

Ballads From the UK - Female Voices

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Listen to beautiful and haunting English & Scottish ballads sung by women on this New Sounds program. Hear the Furrow Collective, which is the Emily Portman trio together with Alasdair Roberts, performing “Demon Lover” to the accompaniment of musical saw. Also, listen to the great English vocalist June Tabor featured on a record by Andrew Cronshaw from the early 1980’s.  Then, listen to the Philadelphia sextet Espers take on the traditional “Rosemary Lane,” along with music from Steeleye Span, the Unthanks, and Eliza Carthy. And more.

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Fishko Files

Arnold Schoenberg

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The composer Arnold Schoenberg, father of the twelve tone system, scandalized the music world in 1913 Vienna -- and became the go-to music teacher for innumerable American composers after he moved to the US in 1934.  How can we understand his music?  WNYC’s Sara Fishko gives it a try in this Fishko Files.  

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New York Now

Listen: Bang On A Can's People's Commissioning Fund Concert

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Last Thursday, Q2 Music presented a live audio stream of the Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert featuring music of Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.

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Soundcheck

Oh, 'Danny Boy'; Max Raabe Plays Live; Soundcheck's Running Playlist

Thursday, March 13, 2014

In this episode: The ballad "Danny Boy" has lived a thousand lives, as detailed in a new British documentary. The filmmakers talk about the movie along with author Malachy McCourt, who has written a book about the song.

And: Take a cool, Cabaret-style voice, add a sly sense of humor, and pull from a treasury of great songs on both sides of the Atlantic, and you have Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester. Echoes of Weimar Germany, Tin Pan Alley, and much more recent pop have made this German singer a cult favorite. Hear him perform in the Soundcheck studio.

And as two Soundcheck producers get ready for this weekend's NYC Half Marathon, we pool songs from listeners to build the perfect running playlist.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Alsarah & The Nubatones

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ambassadors of East African retro-pop at Baby's All Right. Download 'Nuba Noutu.'

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Soundcheck

'Rebel Music': How Hip-Hop Became Part Of Muslim Culture

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hip hop has had a profound impact on youth culture worldwide. No less so for youth in predominantly Muslim countries. In a conversation with host John Schaefer, Hisham Aidi of Columbia University explores the myriad ways hip hop culture has engaged with Islam around the globe.

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Soundcheck

How 'Teenage' Became A Part Of Life

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

This might be hard to imagine, but there was a time -- not too long ago -- when teenagers didn’t exist. Yes, there were people between the ages of 13 and 19. But the term “teenager” didn't enter pop culture until the end of World War II, in 1945. Matt Wolf, director of a new documentary called Teenage, joins us to talk about how the term and the concept behind it came about -- and the role that music played in its worldwide spread.

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Nollywood Filmmaker Sings To His 'African Queen'

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nigeria's film industry is now the second largest in the world. Jeta Amata has been part of Nollywood since its beginning. He shares the music that moves him for Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series.

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Hear Neil Young Explain His Pono Music Player At SXSW

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Neil Young wants to start a revolution against the MP3. At SXSW, he debuted his biggest weapon, a high-quality digital audio player and music store he's calling Pono.

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Pitch

3. Rock The Longbox

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

R.E.M. and Rock The Vote turn wasteful CD packagi…

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Fresh Air

Box Set Illustrates Clifford Jordan's Impeccable Taste In Musicians

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Starting in the late 1960s, the jazz saxophonist produced a series of recordings that came out on the musicians-owned Strata-East label. Those seven albums are now collected in a box set.

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NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Tuesday

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

We loved Charli XCX, watched Neil Young talk about Pono and Ubered a pedicab. These are highlights from the Austin music festival, including a running playlist of our favorite acts.

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5 New Bands To Watch At SXSW

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

To find out the best new bands in Austin for our Sense of Place visit, we went to the source at KUTX Radio.

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The Travelin' McCourys Featuring Keller Williams On Mountain Stage

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Travelin' McCourys are known for combining their bluegrass roots with modern sounds. Their latest collaboration with experimental guitarist and singer Keller Williams epitomizes this.

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The Black Angels On World Cafe

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Black Angels are successfully carrying on Austin's psychedelic rock legacy. We'll hear a set of music from their 2013 album Indigo Meadow. You can download a song from our set today as well.

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Wild Child On World Cafe

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

We're meeting up with the 2013 Austin Music Awards Best Indie Band at the KUTX studios. You can download their performance of "This Place" from this Sense Of Place episode.

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