Curtis Macdonald

Curtis Macdonald appears in the following:

Women of Our Times

Friday, October 04, 2019

Her/Music: Her/Story concludes tonight with an hour on today's leading women composers.

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25. Megan Reid on What Changed My Life

Friday, October 04, 2019

TV producer Megan Reid talks about Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel helped spark a lifelong obsession with ballet.

24. Terrance McKnight on Overcoming Adversity

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Broadcaster Terrance McKnight links family, art, a late Beethoven piano bagatelle, and the extraordinary poetry of Langston Hughes.

23. Justin Jackson on Imagination

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Preschool art teacher Justin Jackson explains how he uses Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King to inspire the creativity and imagination of his schoolchildren.

22. Alison Stewart on Just Letting Go

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Journalist Alison Stewart talks about how Erik Satie's Gymnopédies helped her find solace in playing the piano as an adult, and how the music helps her “let go”.

21. Daniel Libeskind on Perspective

Monday, September 30, 2019

Architect Daniel Libeskind reflects on the healing power of music and architecture and reveals his lifelong obsession with the dazzling Toccata and Fugue by JS Bach.

20. Jacqui Cheng on Resolution

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Digital strategist Jacqui Cheng shares how she discovered the music of Bach via her 1980s Atari habit, but it’s the Violin Sonata No. 1 that helps walk her through a period of grief.

19. Wynton Marsalis on Time and Consciousness

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis discusses how Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 16 helped him understand the role of music in connecting the past and the future.

The Rise and Fall of Cecile Chaminade

Friday, September 27, 2019

Her/Music: Her/Story returns for an exploration of the life and career of composer Cecile Chaminade.

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18. Eva Chen on Nourishing The Soul

Friday, September 27, 2019

Instagram’s Eva Chen talks about how a Mozart Piano Concerto helps her switch between gears as she moves from a busy life in fashion to writing a successful series of children’s books.

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 his mother died, and still elevates him from the noise and chaos of everyday life.

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.

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.

The Three B's 2.0

Friday, September 20, 2019

Her/Music: Her/Story continues tonight with "The Three B's 2.0," focusing on the music and lives of the Boulangers, Gena Branscombe, and Amy Beach.

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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.