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Beautiful Music for Post-Apocalypse Dystopias

Saturday, November 23, 2013

In such movies as "The Hunger Games," "The Planet of the Apes" and "The Road," the score serves not only to emphasize the action, but also to tug at our emotions, yielding surprisingly lovely music.

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New Sounds

107 Reasons Why

Saturday, November 23, 2013

We hope you won't need to be convinced, but for this New Sounds, we will listen to "107 Reasons Why" by Do Make Say Think, and more instrumental music, perhaps even some that could be called "post-rock."  There's something from the ambient drone band Labradford, who were out of Richmond, VA, along with music from Angelo Badalamenti.

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

A Few of Your Favorite Things - November 23,2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

This week, host John Pizzarelli showcases songwriters of The Great American Songbook. John will play pieces by Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Jimmy Van Heusen - the list goes on and on. Hear these great songs performed by artists you love, including: Judy Garland, Shirley Horn, Dick Haymes - you want it, they got it on Radio Deluxe. 

 

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Ashley Monroe On Mountain Stage

Friday, November 22, 2013

Monroe's latest solo album, Like a Rose, finds her collaborating with songwriting heavyweights like Lori McKenna and Jon Randall. Hear the Knoxville singer-songwriter perform songs from the album live in West Virginia.

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Soundcheck

How The Beatles' 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' Changed Everything

Friday, November 22, 2013

Soundcheck host John Schaefer talks with New York Times music critic Allan Kozinn about his new book, which claims The Beatles' 1963 single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" changed everything for the band.

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Blues Reflects On The Death Of JFK

Friday, November 22, 2013

Soundcheck listens back to the album Can't Keep From Crying: Topical Blues on the Death of President Kennedy, recorded in the weeks after the assassination.

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The Takeaway

Narco Cultura: Odes to Drug Lords

Friday, November 22, 2013

The music of Narcocorridos aspires to be the next hip hop. And among Mexicans and Latinos in the United States, it's already the most popular genre. The new documentary, “Narco Cultura” juxtaposes the flashy life of Narcocorrido artists—who sing in praise of drug lords—with the lives of individuals and families personally affected by the drug war’s destruction. The film is directed by award winning photographer Shaul Schwarz, and opens in limited release today.

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Soundcheck

Blues Album Honors JFK; The Beatles' 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'; James McBride

Friday, November 22, 2013

In this episode: Soundcheck listens back to selections from the album Can't Keep From Crying: Topical Blues on the Death of President Kennedy, recorded in the weeks after the assassination. 

The New York Times writer and Beatles expert Allan Kozinn talks about his new book, Got That Something! How the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” Changed Everything.

And, we revisit a recent interview and session from author and musician James McBride, who's book The Good Lord Bird recently won the National Book Award.

 

Studio 360

Live in-Studio: Cold Specks

Friday, November 22, 2013

When the Canadian singer-songwriter who performs as Al Spx had to categorize her music, she made up a new genre: “doom soul/gothic gospel.” It was a joke, but it stuck, because it’s not really inaccurate. Her songs are decidedly dark, but themes of loss and hardship are balanced by hopeful lyrics ...

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The Takeaway

Law, Regulation & Medicine: A Tricky Balancing Act | Narco Cultura: Odes to Drug Lords | With Memories Frozen in Time, A Remembrance for JFK

Friday, November 22, 2013

Texas Law Ties Doctor's Hands on Abortion | Law, Regulation & Medicine: A Tricky Balancing Act | Senate Makes Fundamental Change to Filibuster Rules | Gov. Christie Inches Closer to National Spotlight | Movie Reviews: 'The Hunger Games,' 'Delivery Man,' 'The Christmas Cradle' | Narco Cultura: Odes to Drug Lords ...

New Sounds

Pipes & Wind Instruments Aplenty

Friday, November 22, 2013

Listen to the pipes and flutes a-calling on this New Sounds program.  From the ocarinas and simple flutes in music by Alaska-based John Luther Adams to the pipes and wind instruments of Finland in music by Wind on Wind, there’s sure to be something to wet the whistle.  Listen to the intricate rhythmic interplay of pan pipes from the South Pacific, along with the unusual textures of wind instruments from the Andes, and more.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: The Calder Quartet

Friday, November 22, 2013

The boundary-busting string quartet performs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Friday. Download "O Albion" from Thomas Adès "Arcadiana."

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Hear What Happened At Boston's Symphony Hall After JFK's Assassination

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Listen to an unforgettable response to the tragedy. Hear what happened next at Boston's Symphony Hall, just after conductor Erich Leinsdorf announced news of the assassination, and learn more about the backstage story.

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Consumed By Violence, With Hope For Peace: Britten's 'War Requiem'

Thursday, November 21, 2013

For conductor Marin Alsop, discovering Benjamin Britten through his monumental War Requiem has been both easy and complex — a perfect summation of the man himself.

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Soundcheck

The Return Of The Stone Roses

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A new documentary chronicles the unlikely reunion tour of the late '80s one-album-wonder The Stone Roses. Soundcheck explores the band's continued hold on a generation of rock fans.

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'A Fire That Cannot Be Extinguished': Calle 13 Teams Up With Julian Assange

Thursday, November 21, 2013

This week's episode of Alt.Latino features a biting new track by the Puerto Rican rap duo. In "Multi_Viral," the band intersperses its own commentary on the media with a spoken-word passage by the controversial founder of WikiLeaks.

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Soundcheck

Dual Threat Author-Musician James McBride Wins The National Book Award

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The author and musician James McBride won The National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird. Soundcheck host John Schaefer reflects on the book and talking to McBride in a recent session with his band.

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With 'Artpop's Low Sales, Is Something Amiss In Gaga Land?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Despite a heavy promotional push, Lady Gaga's new album ARTPOP hasn't performed as well as expected sales-wise. Is something amiss in Gaga land?

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Pictures at an Exhibition, Penderecki and Alisa Weilerstein

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, Charles Dutoit conducts the New York Philharmonic in a program honoring the 80th birthday of Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki.

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Soundcheck

Chet Faker: Soulful Electronics And A Sensitive Croon

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hear the soulful electronics of Chet Faker in the Soundcheck studio.

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