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Balkan (Brass) Band Battle/Party

Sunday, October 20, 2013

It’s a Balkan Brass Battle Royale on this New Sounds between two of the best Balkan Brass bands - Boban I Marko Markovic Orchestra from Serbia, along with Fanfare Ciocarlia from Romania.  Fresh from a worldwide tour, listen to these two notorious outfits blow each other away, and play nicely together on a few tracks as well.  More is just better!

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WQXR Blog

Video: Orchestra Flash Mob Takes Over Bucharest Airport

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The Bucharest Symphony Orchestra staged a flash mob in the departure lounge of Henri Coanda International Airport near Bucharest on Monday.

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New Sounds

Balkan (Brass) Band Battle/Party

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It’s a Balkan Brass Battle Royale on this New Sounds between two of the best Balkan Brass bands - Boban I Marko Markovic Orchestra from Serbia, along with Fanfare Ciocarlia from Romania.  Fresh from a worldwide tour, listen to these two notorious outfits blow each other away, and play nicely together on a few tracks as well.  More is just better!

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On Being

Mario Livio — Who Ordered This? New Mysteries of an Expanding Universe [remix]

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Astrophysicist Mario Livio works with science the Hubble Space Telescope makes possible. He is not a religious person. But he's fascinated with the enduring mystery of the very language of science, mathematics.

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On Being

[Unedited] Mario Livio with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Astrophysicist Mario Livio works with science the Hubble Space Telescope makes possible. He is not a religious person. But he's fascinated with the enduring mystery of the very language of science, mathematics.

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Radiolab

Romania, Bears and an Old Friend

Monday, December 05, 2011

When Pat Walters traveled to Romania with a few American reporters to teach some classes on narrative journalism to a group of Romanian writers, he had a coincidental run-in with a Radiolab regular. Sort of. Read more, and check out some of Pat's travel photos, here.

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New Sounds

Balkan (Brass) Band Battle/Party

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It’s a Balkan Brass Battle Royale on this New Sounds between two of the best Balkan Brass bands - Boban I Marko Markovic Orchestra from Serbia, along with Fanfare Ciocarlia from Romania.  From a brand-new record, listen to these two notorious outfits blow each other away, and play nicely together on a few tracks as well.  More is just better!

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Cued Up

RoMANIA

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Romania has spawned a wellspring of composers and musicians that successfully build upon and transform classical music traditions and the avant-garde. Often overlooked in the U.S., these Romanian heavyweights are featured this Sunday on Cued Up from a bevy of concerts in New York City.

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The Takeaway

In Romania, Remembering Revolution 20 Years On

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

All year long, people around the world have been recalling the events of 1989, 20 years ago, when the Soviet Empire in Europe collapsed, country after country.  They were generally known as "Velvet Revolutions": in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the embrace of democracy all across central Europe, culminating with the final collapse of the Soviet Union itself, early in the 1990s. But shortly before Christmas 1989, the revolution came to the closed, bizarre dictatorship of Romania's Nicolai Ceauşescu ... and there, the revolution wasn't so velvety.  We talk with Nick Thorpe, BBC Central Europe correspondent and author of "'89: The Unfinished Revolution," from Opera Square in Timişoara, where the revolution happened 20 years ago.

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