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America, The Primitive: 5 New Guitar Records That Would Make John Fahey Proud

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

From faithful solo sets to Television-indebted deconstructions, 2013 has been a renaissance to the fingerstyle guitar. And more so than any year, American Primitive ain't just for loners anymore.

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Matraca Berg On Mountain Stage

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

As one of Nashville's most respected songwriters, Berg has seen her songs recorded by the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Martina McBride. The singer-songwriter is joined by her husband, guitarist Jeff Hanna, for a five-song set on stage in Minnesota.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bonnie Raitt

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Bonnie Raitt discusses her success as an independent artist for the first time in decades. Last year, she released Slipstream on her own label and made her biggest debut in over 20 years, won the Grammy for Best Americana Album (her tenth), and is back on the road again this fall.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Bonnie Raitt

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Bonnie Raitt shares her eclectic music, food, and movie favorites.

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New Mix: The Beatles, James Blake, Colin Meloy, More

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

On this week's essential mix we share a rare, previously unreleased cut from The Beatles. We also hear how James Blake was inspired to write this year's amazing "Retrograde," cover tunes from Colin Meloy and Shearwater, a new Bee-Gees styled cut from Broken Bells and more.

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Sales Take Center Stage: To Boost Morale, Companies Burst Into Song

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Industrial musicals were like Broadway shows, only written and performed for corporate sales meetings or conventions. And as ridiculous as the songs were — "My bathroom, my bathroom is a private kind of place" — they were often delivered by very talented people.

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A Rational Conversation: Molly Lambert On Music Biopics

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

What do viewers want from musician biopics, like last month's VH1 movie about TLC? And what makes some of them work while others fail (horribly, horribly fail)?

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First Watch: Perera Elsewhere, 'Giddy'

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The latest video from Berlin-based, ambient trip-hop artist Perera Elsewhere imagines a dystopian world drowning in its on excess.

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'I Built The Platform Myself': M.I.A. On Being Heard

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

While making the new album Matangi, the singer-rapper discovered she had a divine counterpart: a Hindu goddess who shares both her birth name and her taste for self-expression. She speaks with NPR's David Greene about fame, war and controversy.

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New Sounds

Music Based on Earlier Songs

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Hear works based on earlier songs for this New Sounds, including Bernard Hoey's “I Am Petrified,” based on Queen's "We Will Rock You," and music by Don Byron based on Marvin Gaye songs.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Nico Muhly and Paul Appleby on Two Boys at the Met

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The opera tells the story of a 16-year-old boy who nearly killed a younger boy — egged on, the attacker claimed, by mysterious people he encountered in an Internet chat room.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: George Benjamin's 'Written on Skin'

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of George Benjamin's erotic, macabre and widely-lauded opera Written on Skin, as recorded live at Tanglewood this past August.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Ned Is Ninety

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The celebrated composer Ned Rorem is honored at Merkin Concert Hall. Download "Boy with a Baseball Glove."

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Silk Road Ensemble Charts 'A Playlist Without Borders'

Monday, November 04, 2013

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma has released a new collection of commissioned works by John Zorn, Vijay Iyer, Collin Jacobsen and others. Stream it all this week.

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Q2 Music

Lutosławski at 100: VII. Last Thoughts

Monday, November 04, 2013

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Q2 Music presents Lutosławski at 100 – a seven-part series hosted by Nadia Sirota celebrating the centenary of Polish icon Witold Lutosławski. Part Seven explores his last thoughts. 

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Lutosławski at 100: VI. The Late Style

Monday, November 04, 2013

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Q2 Music presents Lutosławski at 100 – a seven-part series hosted by Nadia Sirota celebrating the centenary of Polish icon Witold Lutosławski. Part Six explores his late style. 

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Lutosławski at 100: V. Heroism and Dissent

Monday, November 04, 2013

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Q2 Music presents Lutosławski at 100 – a seven-part series hosted by Nadia Sirota celebrating the centenary of Polish icon Witold Lutosławski. Part Five explores heroism and dissent. 

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Lutosławski at 100: IV. Consolidating the Mature Style

Monday, November 04, 2013

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Q2 Music presents Lutosławski at 100 – a seven-part series hosted by Nadia Sirota celebrating the centenary of Polish icon Witold Lutosławski. Part Four explores the consolidation of his mature style. 

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Q2 Music

Lutosławski at 100: III. Breakthrough to Modernism

Monday, November 04, 2013

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Q2 Music presents Lutosławski at 100 – a seven-part series hosted by Nadia Sirota celebrating the centenary of Polish icon Witold Lutosławski. Part Three explores his breakthrough to modernism.

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Lutosławski at 100: II. The Postwar Period

Monday, November 04, 2013

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Q2 Music presents Lutosławski at 100 – a seven-part series hosted by Nadia Sirota celebrating the centenary of Polish icon Witold Lutosławski. Part Two explores the postwar period. 

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