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Latin American Poetry Settings

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Listen to contemporary settings of great Latin-American poets on this New Sounds, including the poetry of Chilean poet Elias Letelier by Canadian composer/electric guitarist Tim Brady.

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New Sounds

Poetry Set to Music, II

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This New Sounds is part 2 of a series of poetry set to music, not limited to English-language poets.  Hear texts by Persian poet/mystic Rumi set by Philip Glass and Pablo Neruda poems.

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New Sounds

Link to the Old Style Via Donnacha Dennehy

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For this New Sounds, John Schaefer catches up with the Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy, who speaks about his musical theatre piece, “the Hunger,” based on the events of the Irish famine.

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New Sounds

World Music From Europe

Monday, August 25, 2014

Listen to world music from Europe, much of it involving northern European musicians looking south towards the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Near East for this New Sounds.

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New Sounds

Music from Latin America

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Hear music by Afro-Cuban composer/conductor Tania León from a recently composed dance score, "Inura," on this New Sounds program.  León was born and raised in Cuba but her ancestry spans Europe, Africa, and Asia as well as the Americas.  Her score, “Inura,” is a vibrant and colorful work for voices, strings and percussion created for DanceBrazil, inspired by Candomblé.

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WQXR Features

Café Concert: Alisa Weilerstein

Monday, January 27, 2014

Alisa Weilerstein brings a Bach Gigue and Golijov's Omaramor to the WQXR Cafe, and talks about Dvorak, Venezuela and married life.

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New Sounds

Poetry Set to Music, II

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This New Sounds is the companion program to last night's show, where we'll not be limited to English-language poets.  Look forward to texts by Rumi (Persian poet and mystic), set by Philip Glass.  Also, listen for poetry by Pablo Neruda in a setting by Osvaldo Golijov.  Plus, music by 17th century Alevi-Bektashi poets, as rendered by the band Niyaz and their vocalist Azam Ali, and more music with poetry by Pablo Neruda, and perhaps text by Rainer Maria Rilke, and more.

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New Sounds

Latin American Poetry Settings

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Listen to contemporary settings of great Latin-American poets on this New Sounds. Hear a combination of choir and electric guitar by built around the poetry of Chilean poet Elias Letelier by Canadian composer/electric guitarist Tim Brady.  The work, “Atacama,” is sung in Spanish, with text about metal, circuitry, atoms and not thinking about microphones.  There’s also a work by the American composer Eric Whitacre and his setting of a text by Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet Octavio Paz.  In it, the vocal group Polyphony together with a children’s choir simulate a storm by rattling tin for thunder and finger-snapping as rain.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

The Sound Spectrum of New York City

Saturday, May 25, 2013

This weekend, we explore the sound spectrum of New York City. By using compositions as prisms, we hear colorful experiences on display.

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New Sounds

Link to the Old Style Via Donnacha Dennehy

Thursday, May 16, 2013

For this New Sounds, John Schaefer catches up with the Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy, who also presents some of his latest music including a bit of his multi-media musical theatre piece, “the Hunger.”  Based on the events of the Irish famine, this opera-in-progress incorporates the unaccompanied Irish vocal music called Sean nós, like Dennehy’s previous work, “Grá agus Bás.” In “The Hunger,” however, Dennehy knits vintage recordings of sean-nós into the piece and uses the writings of American non-conformist Asenath Nicholson to inform the main narrative.  

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World Music From Europe

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

There’s world music from Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Poland, and other parts of Europe on this New Sounds show.  Listen to music from Caspian Hat Dance which suggests the Mediterranean, along with music that is Sardinian in origin, and music sung in Frisian, a language spoken only in the northern part of Holland.  Then, hear Czech music from Marta Topferova along with revolutionary gore songs and hardcore folk from Poland.  Plus, a mostly-immigrant, multi-ethnic band based in Italy reinvents music from all over the world, Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, and more.

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Carnegie Hall Live

Listen: Golijov's La Pasión según San Marcos

Sunday, March 10, 2013

On Sunday, WQXR presented a live broadcast of Golijov's La Pasión según San Marcos, a work that draws on Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music in its re-telling of the passion story.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

The Sound Spectrum of New York City

Saturday, February 23, 2013

This weekend, we explore the sound spectrum of New York City. We look through compositions as we do prisms, and hear colorful experiences on display.

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New Sounds

Music from Latin America

Friday, February 01, 2013

Hear music by Afro-Cuban composer/conductor Tania León from a recently composed dance score, "Inura," on this New Sounds program.  León was born and raised in Cuba but her ancestry spans Europe, Africa, and Asia as well as the Americas.  Her score, “Inura,” is a vibrant and colorful work for voices, strings and percussion created for DanceBrazil, inspired by Candomblé.

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New Sounds

World Music Survey

Saturday, December 01, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to an hour of world music, beginning in the concert hall with "La Pasion," the world music-tinged setting of the Passion according to St. Mark by Argentinian-American composer Osvaldo Golijov.

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WQXR Blog

Another Delay for Troubled Golijov Violin Concerto

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra said Thursday that it is pulling its scheduled premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's Violin Concerto in January after the composer announced that it would not be ready in time.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Gifts We Give (and Re-Gift)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Giving during the holiday season is inherent. Yet as we hear, some gifts are not always found in brown paper packages tied up with string. This week's All Ears explores this very idea of gift-giving in the not-so-usual holiday song format: melodies composed for others; gifts of life.

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New Sounds

Global Mediterranean Ensembles

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Music from cellist Maya Beiser's new record, "Provenance" by Israeli composer Tamar Muskal is on tap for this New Sounds program.

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New Sounds

Acoustic Music with Computers

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Listen to selections from Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson’s soundtrack to the beautiful animated short film Varmints. Hear a WNYC commission by composer Osvaldo Golijov, called "Radio," for hyper-accordion, string quartet and laptop, featuring samples from the WNYC archives, and ETHEL. There’s also a work by Ben Neill, who plays the "Mutant trumpet," an instrument with two bells welded to it, and enhanced by computer. Rounding out the show is music by Madelyn Byrne, from her suite for piano and computer, “The Elements.”

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Operavore

Freewheelin' and Freeloading in the Digital Age

Monday, August 06, 2012

The news that writer Jonah Lehrer fabricated portions of his latest book makes blogger Olivia Giovetti consider how commonplace appropriation and theft is in classical music and opera.

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