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Bach's Secret

Saturday, March 16, 2002

Years of detective work by music scholar Helga Thoene revealed secret messages in the solo violin music of Johann Sebastian Bach. On the album, Morimur, violinist Christoph Poppen and the Hilliard Ensemble interweave the newly discovered melodies with the existing violin music — with controversial results.

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Sarah Jones on Artistic Subjects

Saturday, March 09, 2002

Kurt Andersen and poet and playwright Sarah Jones talk about how artists identify with their subjects. 

Jones is also a spoken word performer and actor. She's performed her award-winning solo shows Surface Transit and Women Can't Wait around the world, including at the UN's International Conference on Women's Rights in ...

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Urinetown

Saturday, March 02, 2002

This is a Broadway musical steeped in irony, that lets you in on its jokes, doesn't bother with a dopey fairytale ending, and has a real moral vision. Kurt Andersen talks with the creators of Urinetown.

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Orchestrators

Saturday, February 23, 2002

Orchestrators of musical theater are an imaginative and meticulous bunch, handling what a Broadway composer often does not. They create the mood of the arrangements and the way instruments play under and around and beyond the singers‘ lines.

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Trisha Brown

Saturday, February 16, 2002

Trisha Brown is a modern dance choreographer whose focus has changed over the past 30 years, but she continues to return to some of the same gestures and ideas. 

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Eric Bogosian on Art Under the Influence

Saturday, February 09, 2002

Kurt Andersen talks with playwright Eric Bogosian about art conceived and created under the influence of all kinds of substances. 

Bogosian is the author of the plays Talk Radio, SubUrbia, Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll,  Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead, and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee. His ...

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Rave

Saturday, February 09, 2002

We visit a psychedelic dance party to sample the art-saturated environment, and hear from the artists who create solely for those audiences.

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Get Your Wig On

Saturday, February 09, 2002

A strange thing happened when artist Ken Solomon retrieved a long-forgotten fluffy brown wig from his closet...

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Accompanists

Saturday, February 02, 2002

Accompanists are unsung collaborators who do a lot more than just prop up the soloists — though that isn’t always apparent to the audience.

(Originally aired: September 1, 2001)

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Performance Artist Karen Finley on Intimacy

Saturday, December 29, 2001

Kurt Andersen and performance artist Karen Finley talk about expressing closeness through art and the intimate contortions artists choose to put themselves through. 

Finley is the author of six books, including A Different Kind of Intimacy. She's just edited the anthology Aroused: A Collection of Erotic Writing and she's directing ...

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Artist's Choice: Tom Waits

Saturday, December 29, 2001

Gritty-voiced legend Tom Waits on multi-instrumentalist Ralph Carney.

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Tied

Saturday, December 29, 2001

Two artists bind themselves together for a whole year, then spend the next twenty getting over it.

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Art Critic Michael Kimmelman on Amateurs

Saturday, December 22, 2001

Kurt Andersen and New York Times art critic Michael Kimmelman look in on the grass-roots culture of amateurs — regular people, none of them famous, who paint and make music and without pay…for the love of it. 

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Nutcracker Weary

Saturday, December 22, 2001

At the New York City Ballet, they’re doing 46 performances of the Nutcracker this year — so surely the dancers must get sick of it, right?

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The Blue Hill Troupe

Saturday, December 22, 2001

For the past 78 years this community theater group on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has performed nothing but Gilbert & Sullivan.

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Sibling Harmony

Saturday, December 15, 2001

From the Andrew Sisters to the Jackson Five — WNYC's Sara Fishko looks at the singular sound only brothers and sisters can create.

(Originally aired: April 14, 2001)

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The Brown Family

Saturday, December 15, 2001

The young Brown siblings From Alpine, Utah are an unlikely clan on the highly competitive road to professional piano careers.

(Originally aired: April 14, 2001)

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Now Playing: Homebody/Kabul

Saturday, December 08, 2001

Tony Kushner traces the bloody invasions of Afghanistan in his newest play, Homebody/Kabul, opening December 19 at the New York Theatre Workshop.

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Teller on Secrets

Saturday, November 24, 2001

Kurt Andersen and special guest Teller, half of the magic and comedy team Penn & Teller, talk about the artistic urge to create, keep, and reveal secrets. For the last 25 years, with his comedy and magic partner Penn Jillette, Teller has been the team's silent foil. He never talks during ...

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Choreographer Elizabeth Streb

Saturday, November 17, 2001

From crashing into mats to diving through glass, choreographer Elizabeth Streb aims to expose the body's vulnerability and its durability in her dances. 

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