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Songs Without Words

Sunday, April 14, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear an hour of songs without words, maybe even without voices.  This kind of tradition reaches back to Felix Mendelssohn and his Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), and his series of short, lyrical piano pieces.  Two Norwegian musicians, saxophonist Trygve Seim & pianist Andreas Utnem, have just released a new recording of similarly lyrical songs – without voices or words – called Purcur.  It was recorded in a church in Oslo, and manages to work in the sound of the room’s personality.  We’ll hear some of these folk-rootsy lyrical songs for saxophone and piano and more.

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New Sounds

Songs Without Words

Monday, April 02, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear an hour of songs without words, maybe even without voices.  This kind of tradition reaches back to Felix Mendelssohn and his Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), and his series of short, lyrical piano pieces.  Two Norwegian musicians, saxophonist Trygve Seim & pianist Andreas Utnem, have just released a new recording of similarly lyrical songs – without voices or words – called Purcur.  It was recorded in a church in Oslo, and manages to work in the sound of the room’s personality.  We’ll hear some of these folk-rootsy lyrical songs for saxophone and piano and more.

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New Sounds

Songs Without Words

Thursday, December 16, 2010

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear an hour of songs without words, maybe even without voices.  This kind of tradition reaches back to Felix Mendelssohn and his Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), and his series of short, lyrical piano pieces.  Two Norwegian musicians, saxophonist Trygve Seim & pianist Andreas Utnem, have just released a new recording of similarly lyrical songs – without voices or words – called Purcur.  It was recorded in a church in Oslo, and manages to work in the sound of the room’s personality.  We’ll hear some of these folk-rootsy lyrical songs for saxophone and piano and more. 

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