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A watch list of possible additions

The Song of Songs

From WQXR | 58:29

"I am sick with love." These five words say so much. Love is like a sickness and it affects the entire human race.

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This line comes from the Hebrew Bible as part of a collection of poems known as "the Song of Songs." And they are words that still speak to us today. The Song of Songs confounds and tantalizes the faithful. It seduces composers, inspiring works by Monteverdi, Bach and contemporary composer Nico Muhly. In fact, there are dozens of musical settings, each dancing between earthly pleasures and heavenly aspirations.

Stage and screen star Jessica Hecht ("Fiddler on the Roof," "Breaking Bad," Dan in Real Life," "Sideways") hosts "The Bible’s Great Romance: The Song of Songs," a one-hour special of this sensuous verse married with choral music. 

Program playlist:

Marc Lavry: Song of Songs Oratorio, Op. 137, Overture
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Marc Lavry, conductor
Courtesy of the Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Edward Bairstow: “I Sat Down”
Choir of All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills
Dale Adelmann, conductor
Gothic Records

Anonymous: “Laeva eius”
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi

Pablo Casals: “Nigra sum”
Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Mark Williams, conductor
Signum Classics

Giovanni Palestrina: Missa de Beata Virgine
“Nigra sum”
Escolania de Montserrat; Capella de Música de Montserrat
Dom Ireneu Segarra, conductor
Koch

Healey Willan: “Rise up My Love”
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Stephen Layton, conductor
Hyperion

Dietrich Buxtehude" “Ich suchte des Nachts in meinem Bette”
Gerd Türk, tenor; Stephan Schreckenberger Bass
Cantus Cölln
Konrad Junghänel, conductor
Harmonia Mundi

Dov Carmel/Yehezkel Braun: “Uri Tzafon”
Chicago a cappella
Patrick Sinozich, conductor
CAC

Howard Skempton: "How Fair is They Love”
Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Mark Williams, conductor
Signum Classics

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata 140, BWV 140
“Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”
Arnold Schonberg Choir; Conceptus Musicus Vien
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Hildegard of Bingen: “Favus distillans”
Sequentia
Benjamin Bagby, conductor
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

William Billings: “I Am Come into My Garden”
The Western Wind
Western Wind Records

Marc Lavry: Song of Songs Oratorio, Op. 137
Aria: “I am black and comely”
Nurit Goren, Soprano
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Marc Lavry, conductor
Courtesy of the Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Anonymous: “Iam hiems transiit”
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi

Edward Bairstow: “I Sat Down”
Choir of All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills
Dale Adelmann, conductor
Gothic Records

Martin de Rivaflecha: “Anima mea”
Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Mark Williams, conductor
Signum Classics

Howard Skempton: “My Beloved Has Gone Down”
Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Mark Williams, conductor
Signum Classics

Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, SV 206
“Pulchra es”
Ann Monoyios, Marinella Pennicchi, sopranos
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Archiv

John Dunstable: “Quam pulchra es”
The Hilliard Ensemble
John Hillier, conductor
EMI

Orlando de Lassus: “Veni, dilecte mi”
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi 807489 

Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (Series)

Produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

Most recent piece in this series:

DWF 20-26: Best of the Beethovenfest, 3/29/2021

From DW - Deutsche Welle | Part of the Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts series | 01:57:58

Harnoncourt_nikolaus_small Even with the impact of the coronavirus on music life in Germany, we've been able to fill most of the programs with fresh concert recordings. But this time we're taking a look back at Deutsche Welle's two decade-long year media partnership with the Beethovenfest in Bonn. In a "Best of the Beethovenfest," Beethoven, Haydn, Franck and Bruckner are brought to life by Harnoncourt, Dudamel, Brendel, Rattle, Masur and Norrington.

Shelf Discovery (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

Most recent piece in this series:

Shelf Discovery: All Girls by Emily Layden

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the Shelf Discovery series | 03:00

Allgirls_small Each week on Shelf Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kamer offers listeners a brief look inside the pages of a new book. From mysteries to memoirs, classics to chick lit, busy readers are sure to find plenty of picks to add to their shelves. On this week's show, Kristin grows up in the middle of a crisis with a group of boarding school girls in the audio edition of Emily Layden’s All Girls.


To read the full review, visit NightsAndWeekends.com.

Spoiler Alert Radio (Series)

Produced by MergingArts Productions

Most recent piece in this series:

Lars Halvorsen - Nordic Sound Designer - Winter Brothers, A White, White Day, Cutterhead, The Cave, The Good Traitor, Kamikaze

From MergingArts Productions | Part of the Spoiler Alert Radio series | 29:00

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Lars is from Norway and studied music and sound design in Denmark, where he met Icelandic director Hlynur Palmasson.

Their feature film Winter Brothers earned Lars a Danish Academy Award, and they again worked together on A White, White Day.

Other films Lars has worked on include: Cutterhead, The Cave, The Good Traitor, and most recently The Penultimate.

Lars' upcoming projects include: Kamikaze, Venuseffecten and Copenhagen Does Not Exist.

Mozart Comes to America

From WGBH Radio Boston | 01:57:59

The violin and viola once owned by Mozart himself speak through the composer's music during the Boston Early Music Festival, thanks to the Salzburg Mozarteum.

Mozart_violin_in_case_396x281_small Mozart never made it to America: getting seasick crossing the English Channel put an end to any of his seafaring fantasies. But America was frequently on Mozart's mind. In fact, his closest collaborator, librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, actually immigrated to these shores and became the first professor of Italian at Columbia University in New York.

Mozart's music has made it here, of course – it's woven into the lives of practically everyone. And that's a big part of why there were so many goosebumps when an excited audience in Boston was suddenly in the presence of two of the instruments that Mozart had placed firmly under his chin, in private and in concert, uncountable times.

Only a few days earlier, an Austrian had made his way through security with a violin case and boarded a plane in Salzburg. Another Austrian boarded a different plane with a viola case. And that marked the first time that two priceless possessions of Mozart had gone transatlantic. What a thrill that they were headed for the room up the hall from us at Classical New England. The Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation was reaching out to the wider world, and the two instruments were never, ever out of the sight of at least one member of the entourage who came along for events presented by the Boston Early Music Festival.

Love Greetings

From WGUC/ WVXU | 01:56:23

Celebrate Valentine's Day with classical music that is passionate, bold and affirming - along with gentler tunes that play like soft musical caresses.

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Wguccolorsm_small Present a sweetheart of a music special this Valentine's Day. Love Greetings, hosted and produced by Mark Perzel, Executive Producer at WGUC in Cincinnati, evokes romance in music and words. The program is a thoughtful mix of symphonic, chamber and vocal music designed to provide the perfect accompaniment for a romantic candlelit evening at home with a loved one. The two-hour broadcast offers listeners a sampling of romantic classical music favorites intermingled with beautiful poetry and tales of grand passion and tragedy. Love Greetings couples melodies that are passionate, bold and affirming with gentler tender tunes that play like soft musical caresses. The pieces were selected to evoke feelings of romance and passion in both mood and tone. Not all were written with love in mind, but each of the melodies will touch the heart. Love Greetings features classical music pieces including works by Rachmaninoff, Vivaldi, Puccini and Pachelbel. The musical program is beautifully complemented by passages from the romantic writings and poetry of William Shakespeare, Richard Bach and William Butler Yeats, as well as composers Robert Schumann, Hector Berlioz and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Pianist Janina Fialkowska

From WQXR | 01:58:00

Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska gives a varied solo recital at The Frick Collection. A longtime presence in the music world, Fialkowska has performed with nearly every leading orchestra in North America, as well as ensembles on other continents, such as the London, Israel and Hong Kong Philharmonics.

A prize-winner at Radio Canada’s National Talent Festival and Arthur Rubenstein’s inaugural Master Piano Competition, as well as many others, she was the subject of an award-winning documentary called "The World of Janina Fialkowska."

In 2002, Fialkowska’s career was put on hold as she was diagnosed with shoulder cancer. In 2010, she returned to performing a full concert schedule and this concert marks Fialkowska’s return to the New York stage.

Known particularly for her interpretations of Chopin, Fialkowska performs two waltzes, two mazurkas and a scherzo.

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Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces
Arietta, Op. 12, No. 1 
Butterfly (Sommerfugl), Op. 43, No. 1 
Notturno, Op. 54, No. 3 (1891)
The Brooklet (Baekken), Op. 62, No. 4 
March of the Trolls (Trolltog), Op. 54, No. 3 
Remembrances (Etterklang), Op. 71, No. 7
— Janina Fialkowska, piano.

Franz Schubert: Four Impromtus, D. 935, Op. Posth. 142
— Janina Fialkowska, piano.

Joseph Fiala Quartet in F Major for Oboe and Strings, No. 2
— Adaskin Trio; Tom Gallante, oboe.

Anton Webern Langsamer Satz 
— Quarteto Quiroga.

Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in E Minor, Op. Posth.
Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3
Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka in C Major, Op. 56, No. 2
Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka in C Minor, Op. 56, No. 3
Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
Frédéric Chopin:  Waltz in C Sharp minor (encore)
— Janina Fialkowska, piano.

Franz Schubert: "Death and the Maiden"
— Bennewitz String Quartet

Feminine Fusion (Series)

Produced by WCNY

Most recent piece in this series:

S05 Ep37: Colors of the Rainbow, 5/15/2021

From WCNY | Part of the Feminine Fusion series | 58:30

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“Can music reflect colors and can colors be reflected in music?”  - Jennifer Higdon

This week we hear from composers who were inspired to reflect color in their music.  It's an intriguing challenge, and the results are exciting.

 

Music on this episode:

 

Dana Suesse:  Blue Moonlight
Dana Suesse, piano
"Keyboard Wizards of the Gershwin Era, Volume II: Dana Suesse"
Pearl 9202

Eleanor Alberga:  The Wild Blue Yonder
Eleanor Alberga, piano
Thomas Bowes, violin
"Wild Blue Yonder"
Navona 6346

Joan Tower:  Purple Rhapsody
Paul Neubauer, viola; ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
"Triumvirate"
Summit 573

Thea Musgrave:  Green
Scottish Ensemble; Jonathan Morton, conductor
"Thea Musgrave: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge & Green"
NMC 167

Jennifer Higdon:  Pale Yellow, from Piano Trio
Lincoln Trio
"Notable Women"
Cecille 126

 

"Living and Grieving in a Time of Covid 19"

From Shirley Jahad | 54:52

We bring you stories of "Living and Grieving in a Time of Covid 19." Each story crosses a line ... from before pandemic ... to after. The stories explore grieving, housing, the arts and building community while living in isolation. This self-contained hour of sound-rich features follows the NPR specials clock.

Default-piece-image-0 We bring you stories of "Living and Grieving in a Time of Covid 19." Each story straddles time ... from before pandemic ... to after. The stories explore grieving, housing, the arts and building community while living in isolation.
More and more people will be grieving the loss of loved ones in new ways. We hear how grieving is transformed by the isolation of living in pandemic times. We explore how having a home to live in, for many, is precarious as experts say an epidemic of evictions is on the horizon. And we hear how artistic expression has had a virtual rebirth, while artistic venues and institutions struggle to survive.

This hour of in-depth, documentary-style news features and essays follows the NPR specials clock. It is made possible by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. 

Red Barn Radio #201010

From WEKU | Part of the Red Barn Radio series | 01:56:00

Red Barn Radio offers two stand-alone hours each week. Hour 1 is an episode from the archives from 2016. Hour 2 is the latest recording on the Red Barn Stage, in 2020. Available as a one or two-hour program, supplemented by 30 min. divisions, and promo material.

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for Memorial Day -- Scott Simon hosts Alan Seeger: Instrument of Destiny

From Murray Street Productions | 58:29

From the trenches of The Great War, Alan Seeger's poems, letters and diaries spring to life in the voices of Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine.

Recorded just before lockdown in the Cathedral, Patrick Zimmerli's new oratorio "Alan Seeger: Instrument of Destiny" fuses Seeger's formal writing with monkish chants and 20th Century music. Scott Simon hosts this moving hour of tribute to all those who saw combat, and those who awaited them at home

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 A One Hour Memorial Day Special   

 Alan Seeger: Instrument of Destiny

A new Oratorio in performance

Broadcast Host: Scott Simon

 

“…Irresistible energy seemed to come from everywhere:

classical forms, jazz harmonies and Arvo Part-like meditations were all on tap...”

 

wrote the New York Times about Patrick Zimmerli.  The composer and saxophonist, whose recent collaborators include Brad Mehldau, Luciana Souza, the choir Mikrokosmos, and pianist Ethan Iverson, turns now to the Cathedral Chorus of St. John the Divine.  Weaving opera, jazz and choral traditions, Zimmerli brings Alan Seeger’s poems, letters and diaries alive in a compelling music special.   Our broadcast host is NPR’s Scott Simon.

The 59 minute Memorial and Veterans Day music special, produced by Steve Rathe and David Goren for Murray Street is available beginning March, 2021, from PRX.


Paris-based director Mirabelle Ordinaire conceived this work and wrote the libretto, gathering from Seeger’s words a whirlwind of emotions and poignant battle scenes. She directs productions with New York’s Metropolitan Opera and, the Paris Opera, and other companies in works from Berlioz to Mozart and Stravinsky to Weill.

Cathedral Choir Conductor Kent Tritle has been called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world” by the NY Times. He directs Cathedral Music at St. John the Divine and Musica Sacra as well as the Oratorio Society of New York. He teaches at Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School.

Scott Simon is a journalist and host of NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday”.  Author of books ranging from biography to memoir to mystery, he has reported from every state, five continents and ten wars.  He brings a deep humanity to his work in every medium.

Featured soloists: 

Vocalist Alex Richardson is in his fifth season on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He has sung major roles with the New York City Opera and solos with The Boston Symphony Orchestra and at Spoleto USA. His performance illuminates  

Pianist and composer Thomas Enhco’s jazz and classical performances can be heard on the Verve, Deutsche Grammophon and Sony Music labels. His melodies here bring both a light touch of classical repertoire and a thorough knowledge of jazz and improvisation.

David Rozenblatt is a drummer, percussionist and composer whose works have earned Grammy nominations in both classical and popular fields. He is the composer of five original ballets, as well as chamber, orchestral and operatic works. His multiple percussion parts bring gravity, swing and explosive energy to the Zimmerli-Seeger Oratorio.

The professional Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine sets the standard for music at the Cathedral, both in worship and in concert. Its members include some of New York City’s finest singers, many accomplished soloists in their own right.

Photos available:  Alan Seeger; Patrick Zimmerli; Mirabelle Ordinaire; Kent Tritle conducting; Tenor Alex Richardson; The Cathedral Choir; Pianist Thomas Encho

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