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Paul Hillier

All Ears with Terrance McKnight

The Hand that Rocks

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Tonight at 10 pm, Terrance McKnight considers the fact that sometimes it takes a tragedy in our lives to accept a helping hand. On tap are works by Debussy, Satie, Higdon and Lang.

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New Sounds

Harpie's Delight

Friday, August 03, 2012

Hear some long and winding music from Joanna Newsom's arresting and spectacularly arranged record, "Ys," for harp and voice. Also, there's Catalan, Spanish and Arabic poems set to music by Arianna Savall (yes, daughter of Jordi, THAT Savall) from her release "Bella Terra," along with works by Paris-based new-music harpist Hélène Breschand, from her solo effort "Le goût du sel." Plus, music that sneaks between the cracks of chamber music and noise from harpist Shelley Burgon and bassist Trevor Dunn, a tune from Bjork with harpist Zeena Parkins and more.

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New Sounds

A Wand'ring Minstrel…Aye!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Modern troubadours may not travel from court to court, but some musicians still keep the bardic tradition alive, telling stories and accompanying themselves on the harp.  We’ll hear from Joanna Newsom, a contemporary songwriter whose earlier epic work made a most memorable musical narrative out of her sister teaching her to name stars, accompanied by a concert harp.  From her 3-CD set called “Have One On Me,” we’ll hear “Go Long” in which she improbably manages to use “palanquin,” “bequeath,” and “Kentucky” in the same song.

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New Sounds

The Song of Songs

Saturday, May 26, 2012

This New Sounds explores the many different approaches to the musical settings and interpretations of the beautiful poetry of the Biblical Song of Solomon.  We’ll hear from sources as wide-ranging as an English composer and priest in the Eastern Orthodox church, an Ethiopian music icon, and an Israeli singer.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Secret Chords that Arvo Pärt Plays to Please Someone (if Not the Lord)

Friday, April 27, 2012

With a relationship that extends beyond artistic collaboration and goes firmly into friendship, each Paul Hillier and Arvo Pärt recording is a reason to let out a praise-worthy “hallelujah,” even if such ebullient exclamations are anathema to Pärt’s Baltic brand of introspectively limned melodic lines.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Celts and Christians Collide in Tarik O'Regan's Irish Colloquy

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Composer Tarik O'Regan blends his Irish and Arabic backgrounds to take us on a wandering musical journey through a piece of Medieval literature about St. Patrick. Get a free download.

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New Sounds

A Wand'ring Minstrel…Aye!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Modern troubadours may not travel from court to court, but some musicians still keep the bardic tradition alive, telling stories and accompanying themselves on the harp.  We’ll hear from Joanna Newsom, a contemporary songwriter whose earlier epic work made a most memorable musical narrative out of her sister teaching her to name stars, accompanied by a concert harp.  From her 3-CD set called “Have One On Me,” we’ll hear “Go Long” in which she improbably manages to use “palanquin,” “bequeath,” and “Kentucky” in the same song.  

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New Sounds

The Song of Songs

Monday, May 09, 2011

This New Sounds explores the many different approaches to the musical settings and interpretations of the beautiful poetry of the Biblical Song of Solomon.  We’ll hear from sources as wide-ranging as an English composer and priest in the Eastern Orthodox church, an Ethiopian music icon, and an Israeli singer. 

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