Jeff Lunden

Jeff Lunden appears in the following:

'Once' And Again: A Love Story Gets A Second Life

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Once, the much-loved 2007 Irish indie, was kind of the little movie musical that could. Made on a shoestring budget in Dublin, it starred songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova as thinly veiled versions of themselves, and it was as much about the love of making music as it ...

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Osvaldo Golijov

Friday, September 29, 2006

Critics have said that Osvaldo Golijov may be the first significant classical music composer to define the sound of the 21st century. It's part of the reason why he was named a MacArthur fellow in 2003. Jeff Lunden spoke with Golijov about his love ...

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Baroque Software

Friday, May 12, 2006

Can a computer compose Baroque music as well as Bach? Some programmers and musicologists are trying to find out. Jeff Lunden explains why.

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Bonus Feature: Rinde Eckert

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Composer Rinde Eckert's opera And God Created Great Whales is a meditation on creativity, memory, madness, and Moby-Dick. Produced by Jeff Lunden.

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Amusia

Saturday, January 01, 2005

When surrounded by harmonious caroling during the holiday season, do you ever secretly wonder whether you're tone deaf? You can take heart, because true tone deafness, otherwise known as congenital amusia, is actually quite rare. Jeff Lunden talked with scientists trying to unlock the mystery of this discordant condition.

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Dvorak

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Back in the fall of 1892, the prominent Czech composer Antonin Dvorak sailed to New York and wound up staying for three and a half years. While he was here he created several masterworks, including his best known, the New World Symphony. Jeff Lunden explains that with that piece, ...

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Exiled in Hollywood

Saturday, June 28, 2003

In the 1930s and '40s, Hollywood became a major destination for European composers fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe, and they made Tinseltown an important musical center, not just for film scores, but for contemporary classical music. Produced by Jeff Lunden.

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How Art Works: Perfect Pitch

Saturday, February 22, 2003

How some singers can pull a perfect "A" out of thin air — and how it can sometimes drive them crazy. An exploration of one of the most mysterious natural musical abilities, the phenomenon known as perfect pitch. Produced by Jeff Lunden.

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Now Playing: Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune

Saturday, November 09, 2002

A big hit on Broadway right now is a revival of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, starring Edie Falco and Stanley Tucci. The play is what theater people call a two-hander — because it uses only two actors to tell its story. Two-handers are cheap ...

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Now Playing: Convergence

Saturday, August 24, 2002

One recent Sunday in New York, composer Neely Bruce brought together six marching bands, a dozen choruses, a West African Drumming Ensemble, Javanese Gamelan, West Indian Steel Drums, bagpipers, and a fife and drum corps. Jeff Lunden was there for this afternoon of organized chaos.

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Kit Marlowe

Saturday, April 20, 2002

A playwright relies on help from other artists to realize his or her vision, most importantly the director. Playwright David Grimm was excited his new play about Christopher Marlowe was being performed in Washington…but he was wholly unprepared for the director’s vision.

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Art and the Brain

Saturday, April 06, 2002

When you eat soup, does it taste pointy or round? When you listen to music, do you see colors? If so, then you might have synesthesia, a neurological condition where something stimulates one sense, but two senses respond. 

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How Art Works: Perfect Pitch

Saturday, January 26, 2002

How can some singers pull a perfect "A" out of thin air — and why does it sometimes drive them crazy? Producer Jeff Lunden explores one of the most mysterious natural musical abilities, the phenomenon known as perfect pitch.

(Originally aired: June 16, 2001)

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The Blue Hill Troupe

Saturday, December 22, 2001

For the past 78 years this community theater group on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has performed nothing but Gilbert & Sullivan.

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Exiled in Hollywood

Saturday, August 25, 2001

In the 1930s and '40s, Hollywood became a major destination for European composers fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe, and those composers made Tinseltown an important musical center, not just for film scores, but for contemporary classical music.

(Originally aired: April 28, 2001)

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How Art Works: Perfect Pitch

Saturday, June 16, 2001

How can some singers pull a perfect "A" out of thin air — and why does it sometimes drive them crazy? Producer Jeff Lunden explores one of the most mysterious natural musical abilities, the phenomenon known as perfect pitch. 

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Is It Live or Is It Memorex?

Saturday, June 02, 2001

Producer Jeff Lunden examines how acousticians play with sound, on CDs and in the concert hall.

(Originally aired: March 3, 2001)

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Martha Graham

Saturday, May 26, 2001

The dance company bearing its pioneering founder's name struggles to keep her work alive.

(Originally aired: March 24, 2001)

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Playing Our Song

Saturday, May 19, 2001

Producer Jeff Lunden explores how specific songs can trigger intense emotional memories.

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Exiled in Hollywood

Saturday, April 28, 2001

In the 1930s and '40s, Hollywood became a major destination for European composers fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe, and those composers made Tinseltown an important musical center, not just for film scores, but for contemporary classical music. 

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