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A Musical Biography of Florence Beatrice Price

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for "The Price of Admission," a one-hour program that explores the symphonic music, songs, works for piano and legacy of Florence Beatrice Price.

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Rap From Memphis: The Outtakes

Saturday, February 08, 2014

We couldn't fit everything into Thursday's story about the legacy of Comin Out Hard, so here are some extras, including Eightball on touring in a rental car, MJG on Eazy-E and Yo Gotti on mentorship in the Memphis rap scene.

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Fanfare Ciocarlia: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, February 08, 2014

From wedding songs to American rock 'n' roll to the occasional James Bond theme, the joyous Balkan brass band plays at a pace that would make the Ramones burst into a sweat.

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Bob Boilen's Weekly Rainbows

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The songs, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs host in his tracks this week.

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A Male Singer Shines In A Woman's World

Saturday, February 08, 2014

António Zambujo sings fado, the style of music often called Portugal's blues — but his work owes more to João Gilberto and Chet Baker than to his contemporaries in the genre.

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Long Exposures Of A Creepy Garage (Also, The Beatles!)

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Now a humble parking lot, the Washington Coliseum has seen a lot in its day — including a historic night in music.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live with Mos Def, Brooklyn Phil

Saturday, February 08, 2014

From the New Sounds Live concert series, hear songs by Yasiin Bey, the former Mos Def, arranged by Derek Bermel and played by Yasiin Bey and members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Alan Pierson.  Plus, the world premiere of David T. Little's "Am I Born," and more works from the show, recorded live at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden in fall of 2011.

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Classics For Kids

The story of William Tell

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Gioacchino Rossini’s last opera was all about the famous Swiss hero, William Tell. This week, Classics for Kids will talk about this famous work and the story of William Tell.

Metropolitan Opera

Dvorak's Rusalka

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Today at 1 pm, Renee Fleming, just back from her national anthem performance at the 2014 Super Bowl, stars as the lead character in the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Rusalka.

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From the Top

Costa Mesa, California

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Presented by the Pacific Symphony, this week's From the Top comes to you from Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, Calif. Among highlights, you'll hear the beautiful andante from the Rachmoninoff Cello Sonata in G minor performed by a 16-year-old from San Francisco, and enjoy a Buxtehude praeludium played by a teenage organist. Also, an award-winning choir sings pieces by Samuel Barber and Eric Whitacre, and a 14-year-old pianist plays Stravinsky.

Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Movie Magic with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, February 08, 2014

This week on Radio Deluxe, John Pizzarelli is focusing on a few of his favorite movie soundtracks. Tune in and hear music from An Affair To Remember, The Road Movies and many others!

 

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Ringing In Black History Month With Latin Music

Friday, February 07, 2014

It is impossible to separate Latin music from its African roots. And what would be the point in trying? Meet some artists who are mashing and mixing African and Latin musical traditions in new and unexpected ways.

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Soundcheck

Make Your Case For The Most Romantic Song Ever

Friday, February 07, 2014

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and here at Soundcheck, we know that music might play a key role in your Friday night. No need to elaborate on your specific plans, but we do want you to make a case for a single track as The Most Romantic Song Ever.

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Allen Toussaint On 'Song Travels'

Friday, February 07, 2014

The New Orleans pianist and composer plays some of his songs, including "Get Out of My Life Woman," and tells the stories behind his most iconic hits.

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Brighton Beach: A Little Bit Of Russia In Our Backyard

Friday, February 07, 2014

Capping a week-long look at Russian music and culture, Soundcheck explores Brighton Beach -- an enclave on the ocean where several generations of Russian immigrants and descendants live and work. Alexander Rudoy is a choreographer and entertainment programmer active in the Brighton Beach scene, and he takes host John Schaefer on a guided tour of sorts.

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The Gate Arrival Heard 'Round The World: The Beatles Meet America

Friday, February 07, 2014

Fifty years ago today, The Beatles landed at the newly-renamed JFK Airport and launched a musical and cultural revolution. Allan Kozinn -- The New York Times' cultural critic and author of a biography of The Beatles -- talks about the plane touchdown that started it all. 

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Cedar Walton On Piano Jazz

Friday, February 07, 2014

In 1980, the pianist plays his tune "N.P.S." and duets with host Marian McPartland in "Lover Man."

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The Good Listener: What's The Perfect Soundtrack To Teenage Flirtation?

Friday, February 07, 2014

You're putting together a dance for teenagers. What kind of music best reflects their adolescence?

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The Greene Space

Watch Live and Vote: Manhattan Battle of the Boroughs

Friday, February 07, 2014

It's the Battle for Manhattan! Twelve undiscovered musical acts will compete, but only one can go on to represent the borough in our final showdown, the Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs. 

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John Butler Trio On World Cafe

Friday, February 07, 2014

Don't call the John Butler Trio a "jam band." As Butler himself says on this episode of World Cafe, the jams are part of the songs, not a springboard to more improvising.

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