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Caption: Guitarist Pepe Romero
Known as the “Sarasate of the guitar,” Francisco Tárrega’s works are challenging to play and inspiring to hear, especially as performed by Julian B...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WXXI, KVNO, KWAX, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Hymnus peregrinorum “Dum pater familias” fragment from Codex Calixtinus
From as far back as the ninth century, perhaps earlier, pilgrims have followed El Camino de Santiago to the shrine of St. James in Compostela. On t...

Bought by 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), KMUN, KVNO, KWAX and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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The most Spanish of Spanish songs and dances: the Fandango, as heard through classical interpretations by Soler, Granados, Boccherini, Vives, Mozar...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KMUN, KVNO, KWAX, WXXI and more


  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: La Habana, Cuba
A recital of 20th -century chamber music by Cuban-born composers performed by the performed by the Havana String Quartet.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KMUN, KWAX, KVNO, WXXI and more


  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Poetry and the pain of experience are the subjects of this episode titled "Our Cheated Hearts." Author Winston Groom incorporated his experiences i...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 25:00
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There's no getting around it. 2016 seemed like an especially costly year in the world of music with the deaths of far too many favorites. Music p...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, WUTC, KGLP, KHNS, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:50
  • Purchases: 9
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After nearly a decade of sleuthing to find the pieces, a groundbreaking album of previously unknown recordings of Jewish klezmer music has been rel...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 03:38
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Bill Frisell was heavily influenced by surf rock and space travel. Hear him in his own words tell you his origin story. Lots of great music in this...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 12:15
Caption: Todd Harper, Credit: Carl Allen
Todd Harper turned his life around when he decided to play jazz piano full time. He talked to Phil Nusbaum about his life in jazz, and about his mu...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2015
  • Length: 08:39
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It’s Black Music Month and we’re celebrating with a look at only a few of the many many incredible artists who have shaped music, crossed genres an...

Bought by WJSU


  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Professor André de Quadros believes that music is for everyone, including prison inmates. Here, he shares his moving experiences teaching in two Ma...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 10:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dearly Departed 2014
A year end look back at the music legends who departed in 2014, including Pete Seeger, Jack Bruce, Johnny Winter, Bobby Womack, Tommy Ramone, and m...

Bought by KSUT


  • Added: Dec 15, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Frank Lenselink and Jeremy, Credit: Anton F.
Jeremy Olivier, a musician from the Southern African region and his songwriter wife Nicole introduce us to the inspiring and touching story behind ...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2014
  • Length: 17:31
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Why do books so often turn to music? Richard Powers, author of a new, music-filled novel Orfeo, speaks to the strength of songs and symphonies, inc...

Bought by WABE and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 12:57
  • Purchases: 2
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A winter's journey from the Arctic to the Antarctic, with familiar works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Debussy along with surprises by newer composers f...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WCQS, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Dec 11, 2013
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: pork walk, Credit: archive
Passions for food and music shine through the nation of Catalunya.The traditional, the innovative, the very local and the trans-Mediterranian fusio...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Giancarlo Arcieri., Credit: Renan Dario Arango.
This short audio doc about Giancarlo Arcieri, 35, a young violin maker based in Midtown Manhattan, was produced for WorkingNow.org.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Leonard Cohen and friends talk about his music and influence.

Bought by WYAP, WHRV, WXAV 88.3FM, WCAI / WNAN, KFAI and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 38
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Ron Keller, Director of the Naperville Municipal Band and the Naperville Tuba Christmas, talks tubas, the holidays, and his lifelong love of music.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 22, 2011
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Here's a program that features George Harrison's best-loved music, some hidden gems, and thoughtful reflections from Harrison fans that help defin...

Bought by KGLT, Prairie Public, North State Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, Radio New Zealand and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2011
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Scott MacDonald in his workshop
Human relations are important even in jobs where you wouldn’t expect them to be. Scott MacDonald may be an internationally renowned guitar builder,...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 09:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Two-hour or one-hour exploration of the seminal work of heralded songwriter Joni Mitchell. Over 50 Mitchell songs are featured in the recommended ...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WXXI, North Country Public Radio, Wyoming Public Radio, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2008
  • Length: 01:59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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A titan of modern music contemplates the spiritual and theoretical dimensions of sound

  • Added: Jan 07, 2008
  • Length: 05:03
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Five musical giants consider a signature movement in new music

  • Added: Jan 07, 2008
  • Length: 05:02
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A conceptualist of sound contemplates the meaning of music

Bought by KGLT and KGOU


  • Added: Jan 07, 2008
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 2