James Bennett II

James Bennett II appears in the following:

Hear Me Out: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor (Felix Mendelssohn, 1845)

Friday, April 24, 2020

The Finale, it just keeps feeding you.

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Holy Holy Worldly: Sacred Music in a Secular World

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

I'm not excited, but should I be?
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IN CONVERSATION – With Deborah Borda

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic speaks to WQXR's James Bennett about the current crisis and the need to re-invent the future.

Hear Me Out: Music for Passion Week, Op. 13 (Maximilian Steinberg, 1926)

Friday, April 10, 2020

Gettin’ closer to God in a tight situation…

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Hear Me Out: Fanm d’Ayiti (Nathalie Joachim, 2019)

Friday, April 03, 2020

This week: James Bennett on compulsive crying, girl choirs, and Haiti's musical legacy. 

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Hear Me Out: Variations on a Balkan Theme, Op. 60 (Amy Beach, 1906)

Friday, March 27, 2020

On the joys of some possibly inauthentic yet captivating Balkan melodies, occasions when the best part of the song is the whole song and the intolerable nature of bad aux cord Dj-ing.

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Hear Me Out: Rêverie and Selected Music for Piano (Teresa Carreño)

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Going to sleep with a mind laden with existential thoughts isn't all bad... right?

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Beyond Florence Price: Finding More Diverse Music Composers

Friday, March 06, 2020

WNYC
Florence Price is the perfect composer to highlight when institutions are looking for more diversity — a black woman.

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Hear Me Out: Piano Quintet in B Minor (Dora Pejačević, 1918)

Friday, March 06, 2020

This week: anxiety, despair and flirtations with a hope most coquettish. 

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Hear Me Out: The Ballad of the Brown King (Margaret Bonds, 1954)

Friday, February 28, 2020

James Bennett muses on a very Black Nativity scene.

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Florence Price Is not Your Negro

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The recent rediscovery of Price's work should inspire us to work harder to find new music, not rest because we've got our diversity play.
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Hear Me Out: ‘Blues on Bach’ (Modern Jazz Quartet, 1974)

Friday, February 21, 2020

This week: James Bennett on what makes a "good" album. And also harpsichords.

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Hear Me Out: All the Things You Can C♯ (Charles Mingus, 1955)

Friday, February 14, 2020

This week: The blustery cool of Mingus’s 'All the Things You Can C♯', and why winter is the best season.

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Hear Me Out: Fantasie nègre No. 1 (Florence Price, 1929)

Friday, February 07, 2020

This week: James Bennett on Florence Price’s Fantasie Nègre, mac and cheese, and sharing your musical discoveries.

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Introducing: Hear Me Out

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Don't exit this window! Just hear me out! 

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The Only Way to Avoid Tokenism in Black History Month is to Engage with Black Art Outside of It

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Black History Month — or any other commemorative month — should be a time to experiment with new programming that can become a fixture all year long.
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Go Full Choral and Make Your Christmas Playlist Better

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Advent hymns are Good, and it's weird we don't listen to more of them.
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Why Is Christmas Music So Damn Corny? A Very Unscientific Theory

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Listen, it's called an "opinion" for a reason.
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Introducing WQXR Beta

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

WQXR is testing a new streaming platform in response to the changing terrain of digital music listening experiences.
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Turtle Bay Music School is Closing its Doors

Monday, November 25, 2019

The 94-year old nonprofit institution will close in January of next year.
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