John Schaefer

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John Schaefer appears in the following:

Re-Play: Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Thursday, August 20, 2020

WQXR brings you Beethoven's 8th and 9th Symphonies in the first Carnegie Hall Live broadcast of 2020.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Emily Barker, Anjimile, and PJ Morton

Monday, August 17, 2020

New Sounds
Week of August 18: This week, Emily Barker’s dystopian folk, PJ Morton’s gospel/reggae, and Jonsi’s collaboration with Elizabeth Fraser. Plus, a new album from the Mountain Goats. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Dither, Popcaan, and Songhoy Blues

Monday, August 10, 2020

New Sounds
This week, experimental electric guitars by Dither, guitar rock from Mali by Songhoy Blues, Jamaican dancehall by Popcaan, and a reinvented British folk song from Bonny Light Horseman. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Galya Bisengalieva, Run the Jewels, and Mike Block's Global Crew

Monday, August 03, 2020

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Week of Aug 3: This week, music for an ecological catastrophe by Galya Bisengalieva; a global cast joins cellist Mike Block; and Run The Jewels return a favor.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Taylor Swift, Ala.Ni, and Cinder Well

Monday, July 27, 2020

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Week of July 27: This week, Taylor Swift’s surprising new album Folklore; captivating singer Ala.Ni’s lament for Emmett Till; and doom-folk from Irish-based artist Cinder Well.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Lisel, Bab L’ Bluz, and Samora Pinderhughes

Monday, July 13, 2020

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This week, a quiet song of protest from Samora Pinderhughes, a noisy song from quarantine by Lisel, and an ode to the NYC subways from Max Richter. Plus, Moroccan trance by Bab L' Bluz.
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CONCERT WATCH – Cleveland Orchestra

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

The Cleveland Symphony Orchestra is making some of their finest recordings available for on-demand listening on their website.The series is called TCO Classics.

Weekly Music Roundup: Hachalu Hundessa RIP, Monte, and Jorja Smith

Monday, July 06, 2020

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Sample bird song from Colombia from Monte (aka Simón Mejía of Bomba Estéreo), music by the late Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa, and BRIT Award-winning singer Jorja Smith.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Fantastic Negrito and Tank, Khruangbin, and The Chicks

Monday, June 29, 2020

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This week, collaborative songs featuring Michael Stipe, The Streets, and Fantastic Negrito. Plus, Houston-based psych-funk trio Khruangbin's new album, and The Dixie Chicks drop "Dixie."
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Weekly Music Roundup: Public Enemy, Yemi Alade, and Phoebe Bridgers

Monday, June 22, 2020

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Week of June 22: This week, new music from Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, and Public Enemy, and a stunning return from Phoebe Bridgers. Plus, Japanese-Colombian collaborators, Minyo Crusaders. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Jarvis Cocker, Naeem, and TENGGER

Monday, June 15, 2020

New Sounds
Jarvis Cocker’s tribute to Leonard Cohen; Sunny Jain’s tribute to Breonna Taylor; Tengger’s tribute to krautrock. Plus, new music from Naeem (fka Spank Rock), and CDMX's El Shirota.
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CONCERT WATCH – Detroit Symphony

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – DSO Replay

Two Music Executives Reflect On Race In Their Industry

Monday, June 08, 2020

Nabil Ayers is the U.S. General Manager for 4AD Records, and Ed Eckstine was the first black man to be named president of a major record label when he took over Mercury Records in 1986.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Fantastic Negrito, Andra Day, and The Knights

Monday, June 01, 2020

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Week of June 1: This week, timely new songs from Fantastic Negrito and Andra Day; and songs from another time by The Raconteurs and The Knights.
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Weekly Music Roundup: IDLES, J.S. Ondara, and Kaki King

Monday, May 25, 2020

New Sounds
This week, quarantine messages from punk band IDLES, guitarists J.S. Ondara and Kaki King, along with new music from country star Margo Price, and from violinist Owen Pallett. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Moses Sumney, OK Go, and Moby

Monday, May 18, 2020

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This week, subversive brilliance from Moses Sumney, an OK Go video from quarantine, and melancholy techno from Moby. Plus, Kamasi Washington's score for Michelle Obama's 'Becoming.'
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Little Richard and Florian Schneider: Two Artists Who Changed Pop Music

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds, joins us to remember Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider and Little Richard.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Buscabulla, Eve Owen, and Rhiannon Giddens

Monday, May 11, 2020

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New music from Rhiannon Giddens, Lettuce, and Natalia Lafourcade all pay tribute to older music, and Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla looks to summer with a beach-ready dance tune.
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Music Venues Scramble To Survive Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

Friday, May 08, 2020

“There’s a lot of weird wording in a lot of these loans,” says one club owner, “and it seems like they don’t want to help bars or anything on the fringe.” 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Ghostpoet and Los Cumpleaños

Monday, May 04, 2020

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Week of May 4: This week, dance the cumbia in a premiere from Los Cumpleaños, and unintentional pandemic songs from Ghostpoet and Son Lux.
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