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New Music from Italy

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Savina Yannatou, Spaccanapoli, and Enzo Avitabile reinterpret regional folk songs for this New Sounds program.  Also, cellist Giovanni Sollima creates an Italian version of Minimalism.  Plus, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble reinterpret a medieval Italian song as world music.  And more.

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New Sounds

New Music from Italy

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Savina Yannatou, Spaccanapoli, and Enzo Avitabile reinterpret regional folk songs for this New Sounds program.  Also, cellist Giovanni Sollima creates an Italian version of Minimalism.  Plus, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble reinterpret a medieval Italian song as world music.  And more.

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New Sounds

A New Sounds Christmas

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hear some unusual and unexpected melodies for the holidays, featuring jazz bassist Reggie Washington’s take on “Greensleeves,” the Breton choir Du Bout Du Monde doing a traditional carol called “Nedeleg,” a famous carol played on musical saws, and eccentric takes on holiday faves from banjo wiz Bela Fleck and cellist Yo Yo Ma.

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Features

Live on Soundcheck: The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Friday, November 11, 2011

Cellist Yo Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer, and mandolinist Chris Thile got together to make the album The Goat Rodeo Sessions. Learn what a goat radio is and watch the quartet play "Atta Boy" live on Soundcheck here.

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Soundcheck

Strange Musical Bedfellows

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Loutallica is part of a long history of musical collaboration, says John Schaefer. 

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New Sounds

New Music from Italy

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Savina Yannatou, Spaccanapoli, and Enzo Avitabile reinterpret regional folk songs for this New Sounds program.  Also, cellist Giovanni Sollima creates an Italian version of Minimalism.  Plus, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble reinterpret a medieval Italian song as world music.  And more.

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New Sounds

A New Sounds Christmas

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Hear some unusual and unexpected melodies for the holidays, featuring jazz bassist Reggie Washington’s take on “Greensleeves,” the Breton choir Du Bout Du Monde doing a traditional carol called “Nedeleg,” a famous carol played on musical saws, and eccentric takes on holiday faves from banjo wiz Bela Fleck and cellist Yo Yo Ma.

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New Sounds

Middle Eastern Chamber Music

Thursday, November 11, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to some small ensemble works revolving around the sounds of Persian and Arabic instruments and melodies.  We'll hear "Silent City" from Kayhan Kalhor with Brooklyn Rider, along with some music from Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.  Plus, listen to the Kronos Quarte recording, "Floodplain", and more.

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New Sounds

Global Appalachia

Saturday, September 11, 2010

This New Sounds mixes up traditional songs from the Appalachian mountains  with the traditions of Mali, China, and beyond.  Hear from Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko on a new project "Africa To Appalachia."  There's also pipa player Wu Man & banjo-man Lee Knight collaborating on "I’m Going Back To North Carolina."  Listen for an arrangement of "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," and more.

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New Sounds

A Journey Off the Silk Road

Monday, September 06, 2010

Hear music from Armenia, Iran, and Brooklyn, as New Sounds takes a journey off of the Silk Road for this program.  There are works from the new music quartet Brooklyn Rider, with and without kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle) player Kayhan Kalhor.  We'll also listen to music from Duduk virtuoso Gevorg Dabaghyan and Yo Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble as well.

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