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Piers Faccini: Continental Drifter

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Piers Faccini's new Mediterranean hybrid music draws on his mixed European background, with influences from north Africa and elsewhere. He performs live and talks with David Garland.

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Spinning on Air

Piers Faccini's Songs of Time Lost

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Piers Faccini's Songs of Time Lost brings him together with cellist Vincent Segal. David Garland features music from the album, as well as from Arthur Russell, Nick Drake, and more.

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Legendary Producer Joe Boyd On Nick Drake

Friday, August 01, 2014

While the music of Nick Drake wasn't particularly well-known in his lifetime, since his death in 1974 at age 26, the late English songwriter's intimate and dark songs have influenced countless musicians. Now, there's a brand new Nick Drake tribute compilation album presented by legendary producer Joe Boyd. Boyd joins Soundcheck for a conversation about Nick Drake and the collection, Way To Blue: The Songs Of Nick Drake.

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New Sounds

Evening Songs

Monday, May 26, 2014

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to songs with a twilight feel – that is, evening songs.  We’ll hear songs, both old and new - by Henry Purcell along with songs by Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake-  featuring baroque harp, Swedish Nickelharpa, and viola da gamba on a record called “If Grief Could Wait.”  The project is a collaboration between baroque harpist Giovanna Pessi and the Swedish singer Susanna Wallumrød.

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Spinning on Air

Mother & Son: Molly & Nick Drake

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The powerful, delicate music of English songwriter Nick Drake was underappreciated during his brief lifetime. But since Drake's death at age 26 in 1974, his recordings have gradually reached more and more listeners. It hasn't been entirely clear just from where he evolved his distinctive musical style. Now a brand new album gives David Garland the opportunity to show that the songwriter who had the greatest influence on Nick Drake was his mother, Molly Drake.

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Spinning on Air

The Textures and Colors of Songs with Orchestra

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Some songs benefit from being performed with the intimate accompaniment of just a guitar or piano. But there are also songs that need more sonic texture and color; songs that require an orchestra. David Garland presents a variety of new and old songs that use orchestras to enhance their scope, power, impact, and even intimacy.

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New Sounds

Evening Songs

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to songs with a twilight feel – that is, evening songs.  We’ll hear songs, both old and new - by Henry Purcell along with songs by Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake-  featuring baroque harp, Swedish Nickelharpa, and viola da gamba on a record called “If Grief Could Wait.”  The project is a collaboration between baroque harpist Giovanna Pessi and the Swedish singer Susanna Wallumrød.

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Gig Alert: Joe Boyd’s Way To Blue: A Tribute to Nick Drake

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Producer Joe Boyd presents a tribute to Nick Drake at Joe's Pub Wednesday night. Download Vashti Bunyan's take on Drake's "Which Will."

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Producer Joe Boyd On Nick Drake; Broadway’s 'Cinderella' In Studio; Remixing Spring with Kurt Andersen

Thursday, April 04, 2013

In this episode: More than forty years ago, the record producer Joe Boyd helped turn the songs of the late English musician Nick Drake into musical masterpieces. Now, he’s releasing a tribute album to the songwriter, Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake.

Plus: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s version of Cinderella is playing on Broadway for the first time. We’re joined by Cinderella and the Prince (Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, respectively) and music supervisor David Chase for a live performance that will air before midnight.

And: Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen recently embarked on a listener challenge called “Remixing Spring.” Before the show announces the contest winner this weekend, Kurt joins us to share a shortlist of entries.

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    The Songs Of Molly Drake, Mother Of Nick Drake

    Tuesday, March 05, 2013

    The mysterious English songwriter Nick Drake wasn't particularly well-known in his lifetime. But since his death in 1974, at age 26, he’s developed quite a cult following -- and influenced so many other musicians. Now, we’re hearing from someone who was a great influence on him -- his mom. A new album collects the songs of Molly Drake, who was an artist in her own right.

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    Spinning on Air

    Requiem for a Pink Moon

    Sunday, September 30, 2012

    In “Requiem for a Pink Moon” Joel Frederiksen and his Ensemble Phoenix Munich intermix songs by 16th Century masters such as John Dowland and Thomas Campion, with songs by Nick Drake, the 20th Century British songwriter who died in 1974 at age 26. Frederiksen joins David Garland to present highlights from this new album.

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    New Sounds

    Evening Songs

    Friday, February 03, 2012

    For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to songs with a twilight feel – that is, evening songs.  We’ll hear songs, both old and new - by Henry Purcell along with songs by Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake-  featuring baroque harp, Swedish Nickelharpa, and viola da gamba on a record called “If Grief Could Wait.”  The project is a collaboration between baroque harpist Giovanna Pessi and the Swedish singer Susanna Wallumrød.  

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    Studio 360

    Medicine, Drake, Advertising

    Saturday, January 20, 2001

    Host Kurt Andersen and special guest New Yorker critic Adam Gopnik discuss why artists, musicians and people from all walks of life choose to recreate artifacts from the past - on canvas, in the concert hall and on the battlefield. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma talks about baroque music on original instruments and New Urbanist architect Andres Duany describes creating new towns from the layout of old cities. We also profile arts educator and philosopher Maxine Greene and contemplate the design of the Post-it note.

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    Shakespeare, Drake, Sandman

    Saturday, November 25, 2000

    Kurt Andersen and special guest theater producer and director George C. Wolfe talk about Shakespeare’s influence on contemporary culture, from Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel, “Sandman,” to the syllabus at business school. We’ll explore the emotional impact of pictures and the advertising-induced revival of 70s songwriter Nick Drake.

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