Clemency Burton-Hill

Clemency Burton-Hill appears in the following:

'The Open Ears Project'

Friday, September 27, 2019

A new project from WQXR. 

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17. Eddie Izzard on Elevation

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard talks about how Debussy’s Clair de Lune became “comfort music” after her mother died, and still elevates her from the noise and chaos of everyday life.

'Open Ears Project'

Thursday, September 26, 2019

A new project from WQXR. 

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16. J'nai Bridges on Forgiveness

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Opera singer J'Nai Bridges discusses what she learned about forgiveness, memory and legacy from Henry Purcell's heartbreaking Dido's Lament.

'The Open Ears Project'

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A new project from WQXR. 

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15. Joe Young on How We Listen

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

US Army reservist Joe Young talks about how Steve Reich’s music helped him find his path in life.

14. Robert Macfarlane on A Quiet Kind Of Miracle

Monday, September 23, 2019

Writer Robert Macfarlane reflects on the transporting fragility and beauty of Frédéric Chopin's Berceuse heard in a time of war.

13. Nicola Benedetti on Empathy

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Violinist Nicola Benedetti reveals what hearing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto as a child taught her about listening, empathy and vulnerability.

12. Lee Hill on Finding Your Truth

Saturday, September 21, 2019

WNYC's Lee Hill recalls how "Little's Theme" from Nicholas Britell's score to Moonlight resonates with his own life experience as a queer black man and helps him stand in his own truth.

11. Sam Mendes on American Beauty

Friday, September 20, 2019

Director Sam Mendes explains how Carl Orff’s Gassenhauer helped him establish the soundworld and aesthetic for his Oscar-winning debut feature film, American Beauty.

10. Rachel Strauss-Muñiz on Happiness

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Comedienne Rachel Strauss-Muñiz discusses how the greatest music connects across cultures to transcend everything, and how she finds happiness in Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 1.

9. Jon Batiste on Challenging Expectations

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bandleader Jon Batiste talks about how Mickey Mouse sold him on The Rite of Spring and gives a scintillating insight into Stravinsky’s mind.

8. Jamie Barton on Catharsis

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Queer opera singer Jamie Barton talks about how Chopin's Nocturne No. 21 helped her to find her identity in a world in which she did not fit in.

7. Eric Jacobsen on Vulnerability

Monday, September 16, 2019

Conductor Eric Jacobsen recalls losing his beloved mother at the age of 11 and how her favourite piece, Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 1 inspired him to become a musician.

'Open Ears'

Monday, September 16, 2019

Clemency Burton-Hill, creative director of WQXR, joins us to discuss the station’s new project, “Open Ears."

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6. Ian McEwan on What Cannot Quite Be Said

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Novelist Ian McEwan remembers how Bach's Concerto for Two Violins helped him first to navigate selfhood as a teenager, and, later in life, the sorrow of losing his best friend.

5. Aminatou Sow on Finding Joy

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Podcaster Aminatou Sow talks about how the cheerful defiance of Florence Price’s Juba Dance helped her through a life-changing moment.

4. Miloš Karadaglić on Being Home

Friday, September 13, 2019

Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić explores themes of war, identity and home, as expressed in Francisco Tarrega's Lagrima.

3. Connie Viglietti on Making Grandma Proud

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Yoga teacher Connie Viglietti shares memories of Schubert's Ave Maria and how it connects to the memory of her beloved grandma Ginger.

'The Open Ears Project'

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A new project from WQXR. 

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