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The Sacred Verdi

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Fred Plotkin considers some of Verdi's most compelling religious works and how a non-religious man could produce music that speaks so powerfully to very devout people.

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New Sounds

Requiem-Based New Music, Part II

Sunday, June 30, 2013

For this second program of a two-part mini-series, we'll listen to more unconventional works that draw inspiration from the text of the requiem mass. There's music by Gavin Bryars, the Cadman Requiem, written in honor of Bryars' sound engineer and friend, Bill Cadman, who died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  Also, hear a requiem by Ragnar Grippe from Sweden for soprano and synthesizer, a wordless requiem by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, and more.

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New Sounds

Requiem-Based New Music, Part I

Saturday, June 29, 2013

For this New Sounds program, the first of a two-part series, we'll listen to many works that draw inspiration from the text of the requiem mass, but have come from different parts of the world. For starters, there's Mistico Mediterraneo, a collaboration involving three different artists: Sardinian trumpet player Paolo Fresu, Italian bandoneonist Daniele Di Bonaventura and Corsican all-male choral group A Filetta.  We'll hear music from the principal composer of A Filetta, Jean-Claude Acquaviva, with his “Rex tremendae” and “Figliolu d’ella”  from a requiem written in 2004.  And much more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obituary of the Day: Bernard Waber

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New York Times obituaries editor, Bill McDonald, discusses one person's life featured on today's obit page. Today's person: Bernard Waber, the children's-book author and illustrator.                               

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Showdown @ High Noon

Bring Life to the Mass for the Dead

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Of the masterpiece Requiems by Fauré, Brahms and Mozart, tell us which one you want to hear and we’ll play the winner today at noon.

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New Sounds

Requiem for Fossil Fuels Live

Sunday, March 31, 2013

“Requiem for Fossil Fuels,” a site-specific memorial mass, combines human voices and ambient sound.  It’s the result of more than twenty years of work and collaboration by Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger, two sound artists/composers and sonic thinkers.  For this edition of New Sounds, listen to the performance, recorded live at the World Financial Center.

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New Sounds

Requiem-Based New Music, Part II

Thursday, June 14, 2012

For this second program of a two-part mini-series, we'll listen to more unconventional works that draw inspiration from the text of the requiem mass. There's music by Gavin Bryars, the Cadman Requiem, written in honor of Bryars' sound engineer and friend, Bill Cadman, who died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  Also, hear a requiem by Ragnar Grippe from Sweden for soprano and synthesizer, a wordless requiem by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, and more.

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New Sounds

Requiem-Based New Music, Part I

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For this New Sounds program, the first of a two-part series, we'll listen to many works that draw inspiration from the text of the requiem mass, but have come from different parts of the world. For starters, there's Mistico Mediterraneo, a collaboration involving three different artists: Sardinian trumpet player Paolo Fresu, Italian bandoneonist Daniele Di Bonaventura and Corsican all-male choral group A Filetta.  We'll hear music from the principal composer of A Filetta, Jean-Claude Acquaviva, with his “Rex tremendae” and “Figliolu d’ella”  from a requiem written in 2004.  And much more.

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Operavore

Exit Music: Choosing Your Final Playlist

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sooner or later, we all must say farewell. To blogger Fred Plotkin, the best operatic leave-taking is Wotan’s farewell in Die Walküre. What would your exit music be?

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New Sounds

Requiem-Based New Music, Part II

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

For this second program of a two-part mini-series, we'll listen to more unconventional works that draw inspiration from the text of the requiem mass. There's music by Gavin Bryars, the Cadman Requiem, written in honor of Bryars' sound engineer and friend, Bill Cadman, who died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  Also, hear a requiem by Ragnar Grippe from Sweden for soprano and synthesizer, a wordless requiem by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, and more. 

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New Sounds

Requiem-Based New Music, Part I

Monday, March 07, 2011

For this New Sounds program, the first of a two-part series, we'll listen to many works that draw inspiration from the text of the requiem mass, but have come from different parts of the world. For starters, there's Mistico Mediterraneo, a collaboration involving three different artists: Sardinian trumpet player Paolo Fresu, Italian bandoneonist Daniele Di Bonaventura and Corsican all-male choral group A Filetta.  We'll hear music from the principal composer of A Filetta, Jean-Claude Acquaviva, with his “Rex tremendae” and “Figliolu d’ella”  from a requiem written in 2004.  And much more.

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Studio 360

Commentary: The Way We Memorialize Now

Saturday, September 06, 2003

So much of art has been inspired by the impulse to remember those who've died. Think of Mount Rushmore, or Mozart’s Requiem. Studio 360's Kurt Andersen has been thinking about the way we memorialize now.

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Studio 360

Memory and Music

Saturday, September 06, 2003

In classical music, the music can give us the grandeur and gravity we crave, and the words can bring it down to earth, closer to the specifics of what we're trying to recall. Sara Fishko looks at memory, music and the art of capturing a profound moment in time.

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