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The Night Cafe:Let's Get Away From It All

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:50

A quirky Night Cafe featuring songs of travel.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Songs about travel and return, featuring Nat "King" Cole, Lena Horne, Count Basie, Maurice Chevalier, Maria Friedman, Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Judy Collins, Tony Bennett, Dakota Staton, and Frank Sinatra.

The Night Cafe: Dreaming and Swinging

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 57:23

A few dreamy songs, a few ballads and some swinging numbers.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Curtis Stigers, Monica Mancini, Jessica Molaskey, Sylvia McNair, Andre Previn, Karrin Allyson, Mel Torme with George Shearing, Rachel York, Pearl Bailey, Nellie Lutcher Cindy Scott, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Eva Cassidy, Shirley Horn, Jane Monheit and Tom Wopat. 

The Night Cafe: Intimate Sounds

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:22

Late-night ballads of love with a couple of up-tempo additions.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Julie London, Jeri Southern, George Shearing & Mel Torme, Diane Schuur, Sylvia McNair, Frank Sinatra, New York Voices, Karrin Allyson, Shirley Horn, Lena Horne, Bill Henderson, Nancy Wilson, Diana Krall and Nina Simone.

The Night Cafe: Mixed Bag

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:02:57

An eclectic mix of ballads and energetic standards.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Michel Legrand, Nina Simone, Jamie Cullum, Tierney Sutton, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Dr. John & Rickie Lee Jones, Vanessa Rubin, Etta Jones, Ernie Andrews, Nancy LaMott, Jane Monheit and Jeri Southern.

The Night Cafe: A Little Bit of The Blues

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:04:21

Blues and torch songs.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Lena Horne, Diana Ross, Joe Williams, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Julie London, Laura Theodore, Bessie Smith, Mel Torme, Tierney Sutton, Eva Cassidy, Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, Sheila Jordan, Cassandra Wilson and Cindy Scott.

The Night Cafe:An Evening with Shirley Horn

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:52

A program dedicated to a Night Cafe favorite...Shirley Horn.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small A program dedicated to a Night Cafe favorite...Shirley Horn.

Poetry about Music and Musicians (September 19, 2014)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 55:00

Poetry by Andrew Marvell, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Stephen Sturgeon, Katerina Rudcenkova, Sandra Beasley & Roxane Beth Johnson.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small The Fair Singer, by Andrew Marvell
In Golden Gate Park That Day, by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Music Between Strangers, by Stephen Sturgeon
Yes, I Live Inside the Piano, by Katerina Rudcenkova
The Piano Speaks, by Sandra Beasley
Blues for Almost Forgotten Music, By Roxane Beth Johnson

Music by Rachmaninov, Handel, Smetena, Satie, Muczynski, and Michel Legrand. 

Body and Soul

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:06

Instrumentals by Art Pepper followed by vocal versions of the same. A poem by Billy Collins and a little trivia.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Performances by Art Pepper, Nicole Pasternak, Bettye LaVette, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Hartman and Ella Fitzgerald.

Poetry for Halloween (October 31, 2014)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 53:17

Scary poems and ominous music for Halloween.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:
HER KIND by Anne Sexton
THE HAUNTED OAK by Paul Laurence Dunbar
SAMHAIN by Annie Finch
FIELD OF SKULLS by Mary Karr
SONG OF THE WITCHES by WIlliam Shakespeare (Read by Betty Heiney, guest broadcaster)

MUSIC:
Atmospheres  by Gyorgy Ligeti
Overture to "The Vampire" by Heinrich Marschner
Lament (Trad.) performed by Lauren MacColl
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta by Bela Bartok
The Witches Sabbath by Hector Berlioz

Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Dusk & Evening (November 7, 2014)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:01:57

A full day reflected in poetry and music.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:
DAWN by Ella Higginson
MORNING by Billy Collins 
A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 
BRYANT PARK AT DUSK by Geoffrey Brock
ROMANTICS by Lisel Mueller

MUSIC:
MOSSORGSKY, M: Dawn on the Moskva River
BAX, A: Morning Song 
DEBUSSY, C: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
FOOTE, A: At Dusk
BRAHMS, J: Piano Concerto No. 1, 2nd movement

Poetry about Choirs and Singing

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:16

Poems and music exploring the experience of singing.

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POETRY

In the Elementary School Choir by Gregory Djanikian

Dawn Chorus by Sasha Dugdale

Peter Quince at the Clavier by Wallace Stevens

The Choirmaster's Burial by Thomas Hardy

One Reason I Like Opera by Marge Piercy

 

MUSIC:

Adoramus Te (International Children's Choir)

The Birds by Ottorino Respighi

Selections from "Susannah" by Carlisle Floyd

Selections from "Requiem" by W.A. Mozart

Selections from "La Boheme" by G. Puccini

 

Poetry about spring (March 20, 2015)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 51:06

Poetry and music inspired by spring.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

LILACS by Amy Lowell
TODAY by Billy Collins
AFTER THE WINTER by Claude McKay
EASTER IN PITTSBURGH by James Laughlin
IN PERPETUAL SPRING by Amy Gerstler

MUSIC:

Lilacs by Sergei Rachmaninov
Octet for Strings (Presto) by Felix Mendelssohn
Chansons de Matins & "Nimrod" by Edward Elgar
String Quartet No. 1 & "At The River" by Charles Ives
Sprng Is Here by Richard Rodgers

 

Dreams and More Dreams

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:44

Songs about dreaming.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Sue Raney, Shirley Horn, Diana Krall, Pink Martini, Nancy LaMott, Connie Evingson, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Hartman, and more.

Losing One's Self in Nature: (March 27, 2015)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 48:22

Poetry and music about entering a natural realm.

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POETRY:

AFTER-GLOW by Ivor Gurney

AN OLD-FASHIONED SONG by John Hollander

MAHAYANA IN VERMONT by Sydney Lea

DON'T TELL ANYONE by Tony Hoagland

MUSIC:

SONATA IN C by J.S. Bach

SILENCE OF THE WOODS by Edvard Grieg

QUINTET IN C (Adagio) by Franz Schubert

TROUBLED WATER by Margaret Bonds

 

 

 

By The Numbers

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:57

Songs that reference...numbers.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Sophie Milman, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Anita O'Day, Frederique Trunk, Melody Gardot, Benny Carter, Barbara Lea,Nancy LaMott, Sarah Vaughan, Jessica Molaskey, Tessie O'Shea, Sylvia McNair, Andre Previn, Ellyne Rey.

One Through Five: (April 3, 2015)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:15

Poetry and music that incorporate numbers 1 through 5...

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POETRY:

Solo by Roddy Lumsden

A Duet by Kevin McFadden

The Triple Fool by John Donne

Chamber Thicket by Sharon Olds

The Snow is Deep on the Ground by Kenneth Patchen

 

MUSIC:

Caprice # 3 by Mark O'Connor

April Come She Will & Scarborough Fair by Simon & Garfunkel

Trio No. 10 by William Boyce

Grosse Fugue by L. van Beethoven

The Snow is Deep on the Ground by The Claudia Quintet

Random Poems about Music

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 53:14

Poetry which references composers.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_medium_small POETRY:

SILENT MUSIC
by Floyd Skloot
THE VICTOR DOG
by James Merrill
A MAN IN BLUE by James Schuyler
PLACE AND TIME by Lisel Mueller
NUMBER MAN by Carl Sandburg

MUSIC:

CHOPIN:
Etude in E, Op. 10, No. 3
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 (1st movement)
SCHUBERT: Impromptu in A-flat, D. 935
J.S. BACH: Selections from "The Art of the Fugue"


 

The Songs of Sinatra...Minus Sinatra (April 10, 2015)

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 57:38

Great Sinatra songs sung by jazz singers of today and yesterday.

Cafe-terrace-place-du-forum-at-night-vincent-van-gogh_small Featuring Diana Krall, Sara Gazarek, Angela Hagenbach, Tierney Sutton, Ella Fitzgerald, Luciana Souza, Claire Martin, and more.

Poetry about Joy (May 1, 2015)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:45

Poetry reflecting various joyful experiences.

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POETRY:

AN ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT LANGUAGE by Anne Portet

BRICKS AND STRAW by Franklin Pierce Adams

EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES by Paul Violi

A SONG FOR ST. CECILIA'S DAY by John Dryden

BREAKFAST by Mary Lamb

 

MUSIC:

MAGNIFICAT OF THE ANGELS AND SHEPHERDS by Michael Praetorius

TWO CONTRARY DANCES by P.D.Q. Bach

"ODE TO JOY" by L. van Beethoven

WHAT PASSION CANNOT MUSIC RAISE AND QUELL by G.F. Handel

A LITTLE BREAKFAST MUSIC by Rick Sowash

Billie Holiday Remembered

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 53:22

Offerings from newly released Billie Holiday tribute albums. Also some new sounds from Chris McNulty and Rachel Caswell.

Cafe-terrace-place-du-forum-at-night-vincent-van-gogh_small Featuring Cassandra Wilson, Molly Johnson, Jose James, Chris McNulty and Rachel Caswell. Also Billie Holiday and B.B.King.

Ladies Sing the Blues

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:03:23

Blues and blue songs by female jazz singers of today and yesterday.

Cafe-terrace-place-du-forum-at-night-vincent-van-gogh_small Featuring Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nnenna Freelon, Tierney Sutton, Carmen McCrae, and more.

Poetry about Nostalgia (May 22, 2015)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:03

A collection of "nostalgic" poetry and music.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_medium_small POETRY:
NOSTALGIA by Billy Collins
BEGINNING WITH AN ACUTE STAB OF NOSTALGIA,IT GETS WORSE AND WORSE by Arthur Vogelsang
NOSTALGIA (THE LAKE AT NIGHT) by Lloyd Schwartz
BETTER DAYS by A.F. Moritz
THE GARDEN BUDDHA by Peter Pereira

MUSIC:
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  by Les Brown & Ben Homer
CENTRAL PARK WEST by John Coltrane 
CENTRAL PARK IN THE DARK by Charles Ives
MIST OVER THE LAKE by Jan Freidlin
REFLECTIONS ON AIR by Augusta Gross
REFLECTIONS IN D by "Duke" Ellington
SONATA FOR FLUTE & HARP by Jean -Michel Damase 

Poetry about Growing Older

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 54:20

Poems and music about aging and lost youth.

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POETRY:

SONNET 60 by William Shakespeare

OF THE LAST VERSES IN THE BOOK by Edmund Waller

WOMEN WHO LOVE ANGELS by Judith Ortiz Cofer

LORD IS NOT A WORD by Christian Wiman

SONNET by Alice Notley

 

MUSIC:

Lachrimae by John Dowland

Piano Sonata No, 32 (2nd movement) by L. van Beethoven

Song of the Angel by John Taverner

Alto Rhapsody by Johannes Brahms

She's Funny That Way by Charles Daniels

 

 

The Top 10

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 58:59

Featuring the ten most recorded jazz standards of all time.

Playing
The Top 10
From
Will Duchon

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Performances by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bill Henderson, Oscar Peterson, Art Pepper, Chet Baker, Dakota Staton, Thelonious Monk, Nicole Pasternak, Frank Sinatra and Lena Horne.

The Piano Bar

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:01:23

Standards presented as jazz piano solos and vocals.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Shirley Horn, Art Tatum, Claire Martin, Stephanie Laliberte, Johnny O'Neal, and others.

Poetry about Waltzes

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 57:52

Poems about waltzing, literally and figuratively.

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POETRY:

THE WALTZ WE WERE BORN FOR by Walt McDonald

WALTZ OF THE LOVERS JOINED FOREVER by Miguel Hernandez

SLEEP WALTZ by Terence WInch

THE VALSE by Paul Laurence Dunbar

THE WALTZ by Geoff Page

 

MUSIC:

CRY, MY STEEL GUITAR by Marty Robbins

SLOW WALTZ by Clarice Assad

VALSES NOBLES ET SENTIMENTALES by Maurice Ravel

IRISH WALTZ by Edwina Hayes

WALTZ IN A MINOR by Frederic Chopin

LIEBESLIED by Fritz Kreisler

 

Poetry about Waltzes

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 57:52

Poems about waltzing, literally and figuratively.

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POETRY:

THE WALTZ WE WERE BORN FOR by Walt McDonald

WALTZ OF THE LOVERS JOINED FOREVER by Miguel Hernandez

SLEEP WALTZ by Terence WInch

THE VALSE by Paul Laurence Dunbar

THE WALTZ by Geoff Page

 

MUSIC:

CRY, MY STEEL GUITAR by Marty Robbins

SLOW WALTZ by Clarice Assad

VALSES NOBLES ET SENTIMENTALES by Maurice Ravel

IRISH WALTZ by Edwina Hayes

WALTZ IN A MINOR by Frederic Chopin

LIEBESLIED by Fritz Kreisler

 

Dinah Washington & Friends

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 56:39

A generous sampling of recordings by Dinah as well as other jazz greats.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring DInah Washington, Dianne Reeves, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

Two Arias, an Elegy, Fantasy & Fugue

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:03:53

Poetry which uses these musical forms as metaphors.

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POETRY:

ARIA by David Barber

ELEGY by Anne Stevenson

THE MATRIX by Amy Lowell

FUGUE by John Dickson

ARIA FOR THIS LISTENING AREA by Donald Platt

MUSIC BY Gounod, Johann Strauss, Jr., J.S. Bach, Alan Hovhaness and Maurice Durufle. 

 

Some of My Favorites

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:01:22

Some favorite poetry from this past season.

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POETRY:

ROMANTICS by Lisel Mueller

SUNDAY CALLS by Chard DeNiord

I BROKE THE SPELL THAT HELD ME LONG by William Cullen Bryant

MONEY by Reginald Gibbons

A SONG FOR ST. CECILIA'S DAY by John Dryden

MUSIC:

Piano Concerto No. 1 (Adagio) by Johannes Brahms

Quintet in C (Adagio) by Franz Schubert

If You Love Me by Clara Schumann

Hard Times Come Again No More by Stephen Foster

What Passion Cannot Music Raise and Quell! by G. F. Handel

 

Parting Gifts

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 55:41

The season finale, with specially chosen musical "gifts" for faithful listeners of The Night Café.

Playing
Parting Gifts
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Frank Sinatra, Delicatessen, Tony DeSare, Nancy LaMott, Bette Midler, Blossom Dearie, Diana Ross, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Art Tatum, Charlie Sutton.

Poetry about Late Summer

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 56:04

Poems fitting for the remaining summer days.

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

BURN by Alice Wagner
DOVER BEACH by Matthew Arnold
LEAVING THE BEACH ON A SUNDAY IN A STREETCAR by Charles Reznikoff
AT MY BEST by John Rodriguez
AUGUST MORNING by Albert Garcia

MUSIC BY Benjamin Britten, Rick Sowash, The Isley Brothers, J.S. Bach and Maurice Ravel. 

Song & Dance

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 57:15

Songs about dancing and songs that make you want to dance.

Playing
Song & Dance
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Songs about dancing and songs that make you want to dance.

The Last Rose of Summer

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 56:46

Songs about summer's lingering days.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Madeline Peyroux, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Connie Evingson, Karrin Allyson, Joe Williams, Paula Morelenbaum, Sara Gazarek.

The Last Rose of Summer

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 56:46

Songs about summer's lingering days.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Madeline Peyroux, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Connie Evingson, Karrin Allyson, Joe Williams, Paula Morelenbaum, Sara Gazarek.

September Song

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 55:59

Poetry about September and autumn.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_medium_small POETRY:

September Midnight by Sara Teasdale
Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Assurance by William Stafford
September Song by Maxwell Anderson

Music by Gerald Finzi, John Dowland, Percy Grainger, Johannes Brahms, Randall Thompson and Kurt Weill.


 

Autumn Serenade

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:01:45

Songs with an autumnal glow.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Connie Evingson, Tierney Sutton, Cassndra Wilson, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Lamott, Annie Lennox, George Shearin, John Pizzarelli, New York Voices.

Bill Evans & Friends

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 56:18

Jazz master Bill Evans.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Bill Evans, Shirley Horn, Stephanie Laliberte, Stan Getz and more.

Tongue In Cheek

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 57:34

Satirical poetry with satirical music.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

TERRA NULLIUS by Erika Meitner
30 ONE LINERS by Joe Brainard
IN THE GRUNEWALD CAFE by Alfred Corn
SONG OF WELCOME by Joseph Brodsky
the library of t-shirts by Joanne Burns

MUSIC BY Philip Glass, J.S. Bach, Peter Schickele, Paul Schoenfield, Johann Pachelbel and W.A. Mozart 

Poetry about First Love

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 54:17

Poems and music reflecting the experience of first love.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

INNOCENTS WE by Paul Verlaine
COY MISTRESS by Annie Finch
DAYS OF '74 by Mark Jarman
FAST GAS by Dorianne Laux
AUBADE by Tom Sleigh

MUSIC BY Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc, Carlos Guastavino, Henry Mancini and J.S. Bach
 

Music From the Movies

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 58:46

Songs from films performed by jazz artists.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Nancy Lamott, Frank Sinatra, Hilary Kole, Steve Kuhn, George Benson, Charlie Parker, Jane Monheit, Eva Cassidy, Charlie Haden & Quartet West, Bill Henderson, The Real Group, Ella Fitzgerald.

Letters & Calls

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:02:12

Songs about love letters and phone calls.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Jeff Healy, Fats Waller, Sysannah McCorkle, Kim Wilson, Joao Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Etta James, Eliane Elias, and Amy Winehouse.

November

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:55

Poetry and music reflective of the month of November.

Playing
November
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

IN NOVEMBER by Lisel Mueller
LIKE COINS, NOVEMBER by Elizabeth Klise von Zerneck
NOVEMBER, LATE IN THE DAY  by John M. Ridland
MUSIC SWIMS BACK TO ME by Anne Sexton
MYTHMAKING ON THE MERRITT PARKWAY by G.E. Murray

MUSIC by Antonio Vivaldi, Lars-Erik Larsson, Charles Ives, Maurice Ravel  

I Didn't Know What Time It Was

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:25

Songs about the passage of time.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Sara Serpa, Ran Blake, Kate McGarry, Deborah Latz, Eva Cassidy, Etta James, Diana Panton, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Connie Evingson, Astrud Gilberto & Barbara Morrison.

Friday the 13th

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:44

Songs to celebrate Friday the 13th.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Shirley Horn, Landau Eugene Murphy, Annie Lennox, Linda Ronstadt, Abbey Lincoln, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Dooley Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Nancy LaMott, Tommy Flanagan, Lilian Terry, Boz Scaggs

Poetry about Dreams

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 59:01

Poetry and music that explores the world of dreams.

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IN THE GOD'S DREAMS by James Laughlin
TOAD DREAMS by Marge Piercy
THE WHITE ISLAND, OR PLACE OF THE BLEST by Robert Herrick
THE DREAM by John Donne
IN DREAMS by Kim Addonizio

Music by Richard Wagner, Billy Childs, Claude Debussy, Edward Elgar and Judy Collins.
 

Voice & Piano Only

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 57:17

A set of jazz standards for voice and piano.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring, Bill Evans, Tony Bennett, George Shearing, Ernestine Anderson, Art Tatum, Dena DeRose, Fred Hersch, Oscar Peterson, Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra, Sandy Stewart, Bill Charlap.

Birthdays

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:12

Poetry and music about birthday reflections.

Playing
Birthdays
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

ON THE EVE OF A BIRTHDAY by Timothy Steele
FOR A GIRL I KNOW ABOUT TO BE A WOMAN by Miller Williams
ON STELLA'S BIRTH-DAY by Jonathan Swift
TO A CHILD by Sophie Jewett
PASSING THROUGH by Stanley Kunitz

MUSIC by Peter Warlock, Victor Young, Carlos Guastavino, Gabriel Faure, Franz Schubert 

Eva & Nancy: Thanks for the Memories

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:02:25

Remembering Eva Cassidy & Nancy LaMott on this day after Thanksgiving program.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Eva Cassidy & Nancy LaMott.

Child's Play

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 47:39

Poetry and music about children at play.

Playing
Child's Play
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

THE BEST GAME THE FAIRIES PLAY by Rose Fyleman
SNOW DAY by Billy Collins
THE MONSTERS IN MY CLOSET by Phil Bolsta
THE SWING by Robert Louis Stevenson
LEGACIES by Nikki Giovanni

MUSIC by Edward Elgar, Claude Debussy, Camille Saint-Saens, Georges Bizet & Graham Nash 

The Children's Hour

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:01:04

Songs about children and childhood.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Rosemary Clooney, Maria Freidman, Gail Waizer, Jane Monheit, Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Karrin Allyson, Harry Connick, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Roz Corral, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Emilie-Claire Barlow.

Baby, It's Cold Outside

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 55:44

Cold weather standards.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Lou Rawls, Dianne Reeves, Lily Frost, Eva Cassidy, Julie London, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Panton, Aretha Franklin, Meg Murray, Connie Evingson, Rebecca Kilgore, Tom Grant, Bing Crosby Jacqui Dankworth

Favorites from 2015

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 58:16

A selection of favorite performances from the past year.

Cafeatnight_small Featuring Vinicius Cantuaria, Fred Hersch, Jay Clayton, Claire Martin, Kenny Barron, Joe Williams, Barry Harris, Lily Frost, Nancy LaMott, Duchess, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Porter, Eva Cassidy

The New Year

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 42:09

Poetry and music reflecting on the new year.

Playing
The New Year
From
Will Duchon

Wendland_small POETRY: 1 JANUARY 1964 by Joseph Brodsky AT THE NEW YEAR by Kenneth Patchen TO THE GARBAGE COLLECTORS IN BLOOMINGTON,INDIANA, THE FIRST PICKUP OF THE NEW YEAR by Philip Appleman IT WOULD BE NEAT IF WITH THE NEW YEAR by Jimmy Santiago Baca YEAR'S END by Richard Wilbur MUSIC by J.S. Bach, Maurice Ravel, Muddy Waters, Manuel Ponce & Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Bottom Ten

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:02

Standards rated 91 through 100 on JazzStandards.com list of most recorded songs.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Jo Stafford, Oscar Peterson, Louis Armstron, Ella Fitzgerald, Alicia Varcoe, John Pizzarelli, Dorothy Ashby, Aimee Allen, Paul McCartney, Fred Astaire, Emilie-Calire Barlow, Frank Sinatra.

The Bottom Ten

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:02

Standards rated 91 through 100 on JazzStandards.com list of most recorded songs.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Jo Stafford, Oscar Peterson, Louis Armstron, Ella Fitzgerald, Alicia Varcoe, John Pizzarelli, Dorothy Ashby, Aimee Allen, Paul McCartney, Fred Astaire, Emilie-Calire Barlow, Frank Sinatra.

Poetry about Love

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 51:32

Poetry and music which explores romantic love.

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LOVE POEM by Robin Sentell
OF MOLLUSCS by May Sarton
GO, LOVELY ROSE by Edmund Waller
THE UNQUARRIED BLUE OF THOSE DEPTHS IS ALL BUT BLINDING by Ashley Anna McHugh
TAKE, OH TAKE THOSE LIPS AWAY by William Shakespeare

MUSIC by Ennio Morricone, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Richard Rodney Bennett, Roger Quilter 

Valentine's Day Cards

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 57:41

Love songs for Valentine's Day.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Charlie Haden & Quartet West, Bill Henderson, Frank Sinatra, Nancy LaMott, Marvin Gaye, Nancy Wilson, Karin Plato, Delicatessen, Tony DeSare, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, Monica Mancini, Stacey Kent

Random Poetry

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:01:49

A collection of random poems, with some allusions to teachers.

Playing
Random Poetry
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small POETRY:

WELL, YOU NEEDN'T
by William Matthews
THE DANCER by David Tucker
A DAY AT THE RACES by Robert Vandermolen
MRS. STEIN by Bill Dodds
TWO VIOLINS by A.E. Stallings

Music by  Thelonious Monk, Mark O'Connor, Alice Cooper, Clarice Assad and John Corigliano.

Here's To The Winners

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:01:11

Grammy Award winning jazz vocals.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring  Cecile McLorin Savant, Dianne Reeves, Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Nancy Wilson, Cassandra Wilson & Diana Krall

The Runners Up

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 56:53

Performances by Grammy Award nominated jazz vocalists.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Karrin Allyson, Gretchen Parlato,Lorraine Feather, Jamison Ross, Denise Donatelli, Tierney Sutton, Billy Childs,  Cecile McLorin Salvant, Luciana Souza, Al Jarreau

The Blues

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 55:57

Poetry about the blues reflected by blues music.

Playing
The Blues
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

THE BLUES DON'T CHANGE
by Al Young
THE GULF OF BLUES by Angela Jackson
NINA'S BLUES by Cornelius Eady
BLUES FOR ALMOST FORGOTTEN MUSIC by Roxanne Beth Johnson
SUBURBAN PASTORAL by Dave Lucas

MUSIC BY Leadbelly, Aaron Copland, Nina Simone, Maurice Ravel & Duke Ellington. 

The Blues

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 55:57

Poetry about the blues reflected by blues music.

Playing
The Blues
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

THE BLUES DON'T CHANGE
by Al Young
THE GULF OF BLUES by Angela Jackson
NINA'S BLUES by Cornelius Eady
BLUES FOR ALMOST FORGOTTEN MUSIC by Roxanne Beth Johnson
SUBURBAN PASTORAL by Dave Lucas

MUSIC BY Leadbelly, Aaron Copland, Nina Simone, Maurice Ravel & Duke Ellington. 

Duets

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:02:04

Jazz vocal duets from artists of today and yesterday.

Playing
Duets
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole, Carmen McCrae, Betty Carter Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaugham, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Jo Stafford, Frankie Laine, Joe Williams, Dr. John, Rickie Lee Jones, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Elis Regina, Karla Bonoff, James Taylor, Duchess

Songs of Richard Rodgers

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:47

A set of some of Rodgers' best songs, sung by Night Cafe favorites.

Cafe_at_night_small Featurung Blossom Dearie, Dinah Washington, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Shirley Horn, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Karin Plato, Frank Sinatra, Karrin Allyson, Nancy LaMott, Barbara Cook

Poetry about Driving

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 54:33

Poems about road trips and the inner worlds they create.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

DRIVING WEST in 1970
by Robert Bly
ONCE, DRIVING WEST OF BILLINGS, MONTANA by Susan Mitchell
SLOW DANCING ON THE HIGHWAY: THE TRIP NORTH  by Elizabeth Hobbs
DRIVING IN OKLAHOMA by Carter Revard
DRIVING THROUGH by Mark Vinz

MUSIC by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Astor Piazzolla, John Williams, Hal Ketchum, Edward Elgar

International Jazz Vocals

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:02:27

Jazz vocals from Europe and Latin America.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Paris Combo, Madeline Peyroux, Josephine Baker, Keren Ann, Johann Grussner, Mika Pohjola, Monica Zetterlund, Magos Herrera, Venissa Santi, Claudia Acuna, Martirio, Paula Morelenbaum, Joao Donato

Folklore

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 57:13

Poetry and music about nymphs, mermaids and other folklore.

Playing
Folklore
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:
NYMPHS
by Francine Sterle
THE MERMAIDS by Marianne Boruch
MAL AGUEROS by Rick Carbo
FABERGE'S EGG by Elizabeth Spires


MUSIC BY Mischa Levitzki,Jean Sibelius,Alexander Zemlinsky, Federico Mompou, David Gough 

You Must Believe in Spring

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 55:48

Songs about the season of spring and all it offers.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Tierney Sutton, Bill Evans, Blossom Dearie, Stephanie Laliberte, Amel Lamieux, Oscar Peterson, Jackie & Roy,  June Christy, Frank Sinatra, Karrin Allyson, JaLaLa

Poetry about Music & Musicians

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 59:08

Poems about music, composers and musicians.

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN'S RETURN TO VIENNA
by Rita Dove
INTERLUDE: STILL,STILL by Robin Behn
THAT MUSIC ALWAYS ROUND ME by Walt Whitman
A VIOLIN AT DUSK by Lizette Woodworth Reese
THE DAY DUKE RAISED: MAY 24, 1974 by Quincy Troupe

MUSIC BY
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sergio Assad, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Heinrich Biber, W.A> Mozart, J. Haydn, Duke Ellington 

Poetry About Food

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 56:08

Poetry about food as metaphor, tributes to onions, etc.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

THE INVENTION OF CUISINE
by Carol Muske-Dukes
WONDERBREAD by Alfred Corn
EVERYTHING GOOD BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN by C.D. Wright 
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
by Robert W. Service
 ONIONS by William Matthews

MUSIC BY Darius Milhaud, Mantovani, Sergei Rachmaninov, William Walton. 

Suddenly It's Spring

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:17

A jazz vocal tribute to spring.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Nikki Parrot, Karrin Allyson, Ahmad Jamal, JaLaLa, Marvin Gaye, Rebecca Kilgore, Blossom Dearie, and more. 

A Little Champagne Does It Every Time

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:18

Songs about the pleasures and connotations of alcohol.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra, Jennifer Martin, Kat Edmonson, Laura Mayo, Linda Ronstadt, Nina Simone, Rosemary Clooney and more.

Poetry about Rain

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 49:11

Poetry and music about the powers of rain.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

RAIN
by Edward Thomas
THE RAIN by Robert Creeley
A PRAYER FOR RAIN by Lisel Mueller
RAIN by Kazim Ali
A RAIN SONG by Khaled Mattawa

MUSIC by
Toru Takemitsu, Claude Debussy, Gerald Finzi, Arvo Part, Riyad Sunbati & Maurice Ravel

 

The Summer Wind

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:15

Jazz vocals celebrating summer.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Madeline Peyroux, Rosemary Clooney, Louis Armstrong, Olivia Ong, Paula Morelenbaum, Frances Wayne, Cyrille Aimee, Eva Cassidy, Astrud Gilberto, Mungo Jerry, Miles Davis

The Summer Wind

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:15

Jazz vocals celebrating summer.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Madeline Peyroux, Rosemary Clooney, Louis Armstrong, Olivia Ong, Paula Morelenbaum, Frances Wayne, Cyrille Aimee, Eva Cassidy, Astrud Gilberto, Mungo Jerry, Miles Davis

The Open Road

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:01:30

Poetry and music about excursions.

Playing
The Open Road
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD
by Walt Whitman
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN by Robert Frost
THE SIMPLON PATH by William Wordsworth
PRIVATE BEACH by Jane Kenyon

MUSIC BY Johannes Brahms, Randall Thompson, Rene Clausen, Gerald Fiznzi, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis 

The Open Road

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:01:30

Poetry and music about excursions.

Playing
The Open Road
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD
by Walt Whitman
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN by Robert Frost
THE SIMPLON PATH by William Wordsworth
PRIVATE BEACH by Jane Kenyon

MUSIC BY Johannes Brahms, Randall Thompson, Rene Clausen, Gerald Fiznzi, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis 

Movie Songs

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:06:16

A set of songs from the list of the American Film Institute's top 100 movie songs.

Playing
Movie Songs
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Gene Kelly, Nancy LaMott, Billy Joel, Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie Orchestra, Tierney Sutton, Ella Fitzgerald, Joao Gilberto, Rachael Price, Heather McCready, Tony Bennett, Bill Evans, Stacey Kent, Blossom Dearie, Eva Cassidy.

Poetry about Love

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 56:52

Love poetry and reflective music.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

LOVE AND WORK
by Rachel Wetzsteon
STILL TO BE NEAT by Ben Jonson
TO YOU by Kenneth Koch
VARIATION ON THE WORD SLEEP by Margaret Atwood
I KNEW A WOMAN by Theodore Roethke

MUSIC BY Cole Porter, John Dowland, Claude Debussy, George Gershwin, Victor Young 

Bad Poems

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 54:05

A set of very bad poetry reflected by some not so bad music.

Playing
Bad Poems
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

ODE TO GERTIE LEE
MY DOG HAS DIED
LITTLE PIERRE by William Topaz McGonagall
DUMB QUESTIONS
SONNET 104

MUSIC BY
Joe Candullo, Michael Whisler,Yard Sale, SAUCE,RIckey Smiley, Rafo Raez y los Paranoias, William Sterndale Bennett, Franz Liszt, John Dowland 

Voice & Piano

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:02:11

A singer, a piano and a pianist.

Playing
Voice & Piano
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Geroge Shearing, Ernestine Anderson, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Carmen McRae, Fred Hersch, Jay Clayton, Marian McPartland, Bill Charlap, Sandy Stewart, Tony Bennett, Bill Evans, Frank Sinatra, Bill Miller, Eliane Elias

Poetry about Retreat

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 48:50

Poems about vacation and retreating.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:
THE VACATION
by Wendell Berry
ABOUT MY VERY TORTURED FRIEND, PETER by Charles Bukowski
FAMILY VACATION by Judith Slater
WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN'D ASTRONOMER by Walt Whitman
THE SINGING PLACE by Lily A. Long

MUSIC BY Percy Grainger, Roosevelt Sykes, Jimmy Yancey, Alan Hovhaness, Randall Thompson, Clara Schumann.

My Romance

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 58:59

A journey through the lyrics to this classic standard.

Playing
My Romance
From
Will Duchon

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Patti & Tuck, Dotschy Reinhardt, Calabria Foti, Jane Monheit, Sergio Mendes, Tierney Sutton, Celia Mur, Nono Garcia, Shirley Horn, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Haden & Quartet West, Bill Henderson, Maria Freidman.

Here's That Rainy Day

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:59

A set of rainy day/night jazz standards, complete with rain.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Karen Simon, Jamie Cullum, Susie Arioli, Jordan Office, Rosemary Clooney, Annie Lennox, Art Farmer, Gene Kelly, Diana Krall, Club Bossa Lounge Singers, Christina Crear, Sergio Mendes, Bill Evans.

September Reflections

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 52:38

Poetry for the emergence of Autumn.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

To the Light of Spetember by W.S. Merwin
September Midnight by Sara Teasdale
A lane of Yellow led the eye by Emily Dickinson
Strange Violet Behind Trees by Christine Klocek-Lim
Sonnet No. 73 by William Shalespeare

MUSIC BY Alan Hovhaness, J. S. Bach, Gerald Finzi, John Dowland, Percy Grainger, Francis Poulenc

September

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:48

Songs about the transitional month of September, featuring Sue Raney, Tierney Sutton, Nancy Lamott, Tina May, Tony Bennett, Bill Evans, Stacey Kent, Jose James, Jef Neve, Connie Evingson, Badi Assad, Jon Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, Anita Gravine.

Playing
September
From
Will Duchon

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Songs about the transitional month of September, featuring Sue Raney, Tierney Sutton, Nancy Lamott, Tina May, Tony Bennett, Bill Evans, Stacey Kent, Jose James, Jef Neve, Connie Evingson, Badi Assad, Jon Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, Anita Gravine.

Ode to Music

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 55:11

Poetry that celebrates the mystery and profound impact of music.

Playing
Ode to Music
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

SONNET by Elizabeth Bishop
WHERE EVERYTHING IS MUSIC by Rumi
THE EBONY CHICKERING by Dorianne Laux
THE GUITAR by Federico Garcia Lorca
MUSIC by Charles Baudelaire

MUSIC BY Franz Liszt, G. Telemann, J.S> Bach, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, Francisco Tarrega

Moments

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 50:32

Poetry and music about singular moments.

Playing
Moments
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

SING THE SONG OF THE MOMENT  by Rabinadrath Tagore
A SMALL MOMENT by Cornelius Eady
NOW by Robert Browning
A MOMENTARY DESIRE TO HEAR SAD ADVICE FROM ONE LONG DEAD by Kenneth Koch
THIS MOMENT by Alice Wagner 

MUSIC by Ravi Shankar, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Robert Schumann, Francis Poulenc, Kenji Bunch 

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:01:42

Jazz songs about these three romantic modes of travel.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Shirley Horn, Jose James, Rosemary Clooney, Barry Manilow, Renee Olstead, Nancy LaMott, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McCrae, Jennifor Trainor, Nikki Yanofsky, Bobby Short, Oleta Adams, Cassandra Wilson, Astrud Gilberto
 

Autumnal Poetry

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:47

Poetry good for a crisp autumn evening.

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

OCTOBER by Robert Frost
IN PATHS UNTRODDEN by Walt Whitman
TO AUTUMN by John Keats
HE WISHES FOR CLOTHS OF HEAVEN by William Butler Yeats
WHAT LIPS MY LIPS HAVE KISSED by Edna St. Vincent Millay


MUSIC by Maurice Ravel, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johannes Brahms, Gerald Finzi & John Dowland

It's All About You

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:45

"It's all about YOU, isn't it?" These songs certainly are.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Henderson, Charlie Haden, Darmon Meader, Frank Sinatra, Lily Frost, Linda Ronstadt, Mary Stallings, Rachel Price, Sarah Vaughan, Tierney Sutton, Jimmy Durante, Christina Jaschkowiak, Gustav Steinhoff

Desire

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 49:53

Poetry about desire and longing.

Playing
Desire
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

TAKE, OH, TAKE THOSE LIPS AWAY by William Shakespeare
THE UNQUARRIED BLUE OF THOSE DEPTHS IS ALL BUT BLINDING by Ashley Anna McHugh
I KNEW A WOMAN by Theodore Roethke
WHEN TO HER LUTE CORINNA SINGS by Thomas Campion
MOVEMENT SONG by Audre Lorde

MUSIC BY Sergei Rachmaninov, John Dowland, Roger Quilter, Charles Griffes, Claude Debussy, Johnny Green

Election Day

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 57:40

Poetry about voting, candidates, and American politics/society.

Playing
Election Day
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

EXQUISITE CANDIDATE by Denise Duhamel
MY MOTHER GOES TO VOTE by Judith Harris
THE TRAGIC CONDITION OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY by Bernadette Mayer
I HEAR AMERICA SINGING by Walt Whitman
LET AMERICA BE AMERICA AGAIN by Langston Hughes

MUSIC by Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, Irving Berlin, Henry Cowell, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Duke Ellington 

Songs For a November Night

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 57:47

These songs will take the chill off the chilly November nights.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Catherine Russell, Frank SInatra, Joe Williams, Muddy Waters, Barry Manilow, Nancy LaMott, Carla Helmbrecht, Lou Rawls, Dianne Reeves, Hilary Kole, Dick and Liz Harp, Vinicius Cantuaria

Trees

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 57:24

Poetry and music about the soul of trees.

Playing
Trees
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

TREE AT MY WINDOW by Robert Frost
THE TREES ARE DOWN by Charlotte Mew
THE TREE AT FROST'S WINDOW REPLIES by Evelyn Hooven
LANDSCAPE, DENSE WITH TREES by Ellen Bryan Voigt
NATIVE TREES by W.S. Merwin


MUSIC BY Jean Sibelius, Alan Hovhaness, John Williams, Rick Sowash, Evaristo Dall'Abaco 

Pick Yourself Up

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:12

Music to motivate and lift the spirits.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Dianne Reeves, John Boutte, Oscar Peterson, Rufus Wainwright, Shirley Horn, Jane Monheit, Barbara Cook, Billie Holiday, Vera Lynn, Stacey Kent, Eva Cassidy, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Blossom Dearie, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie 

What a Little Moonlight Can Do

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:10

Jazz standards about the magical moon.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Billie Holiday, Astrud Gilberto, Betty Carter, Ray Bryant, Bill Henderson, Cyrille Aimee, Diego Figueiredo, Frank Sinatra, Kurt Elling, Luciana Souza, Mildred Bailey, Nat King Cole, New York Voices, Jane Monheit.

Snow and Winter

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 56:51

Impressions of the onset of winter and snow, with music by Frederic Chopin.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

THE SNOW IS DEEP ON THE GROUND by Kenneth Patchen
HOW LIKE A WINTER HATH THY ABSENCE BEEN by William Shakespeare
WHITE-EYES by Mary Oliver
MAILBOXES IN LATE WINTER by Jeffrey Harrison
SNOWFLAKES by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

MUSIC BY Frederic Chopin 

Music & Dance

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 49:47

Intimate and humorous reflections on music and dance.

Playing
Music & Dance
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

THE DANCE by C.K. Williams
SONNET 128 by William Shakespeare
EVENING MUSIC by May Sarton
PIANO LESSONS by Billy Collins
A MUSIC by Wendell Berry

MUSIC by Clarice Asssad, William Byrd, Felix Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach & Antonio Vivaldi

Vocal Jazz Ensembles

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:15

Selections from seven superb jazz vocal ensembles.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, BR6, The Royal Bopsters, Manhattan Transfer, Traces of Blue, The Singers Unlimited, New York Voices.

Vocal Jazz Ensembles

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:15

Selections from seven superb jazz vocal ensembles.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, BR6, The Royal Bopsters, Manhattan Transfer, Traces of Blue, The Singers Unlimited, New York Voices.

Vocal Jazz Ensembles

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:15

Selections from seven superb jazz vocal ensembles.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, BR6, The Royal Bopsters, Manhattan Transfer, Traces of Blue, The Singers Unlimited, New York Voices.

More Winter Poetry

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 56:55

Poetry and music reflecting the beauty of winter.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:
CHRISTMAS TREES by William Logan
THE SNOW FAIRY by Claude McKay
RELUCTANCE by Robert Frost
WINTER STARS by Sara Teasdale
SNOWFLAKE by William Baer

MUSIC BY Claude Debussy, John Dowland, Alexander Glazunov, Dave Brubeck
 

Mistletoe & Holly

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:57

Christmas jazz vocals galore.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Natalie Cole, Stacey Kent, Etta James, Diana Krall, Nancy Lamott, Joe Williams, Dianne Reeves, John Avellino

Christmas

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 54:22

Christmas poetry and music ranging from introspective to light.

Playing
Christmas
From
Will Duchon

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

SPEAK TO US by Katie Ford
 ADVENT by Mary Jo Salter
THE OXEN by Thomas Hardy
TO MRS. _K, ON HER SENDING ME AN ENGLISH CHRISTMAS PLUM- CAKE AT PARIS by Helen Maria Williams
DECEMBER SUBSTITUTE by Kenn Nesbitt

MUSIC BY William Byrd, Morton Lauridson, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar, Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck 

'Twas Two Nights Before Christmas

From Will Duchon | 04:39

The classic Christmas poem modified for WMNR.

Twas_small The classic Christmas poem modified for WMNR.

Christmas at The Night Cafe 2016

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:53

The annual Christmas program including greetings from Night Cafe regulars.

Vincent_van_gogh_cafe_terrace_at_night_fine_art_small_christmas_stocking-r33b8b8d472dd4cdaa9c75308dd78c998_z6c4e_324_small Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nancy LaMott, John Avellino, Nicole Pasternak, Diana Krall, Don Grusin, Lou Rawls, Dianne Reeves, New York Voices, Connie Evingson, Billie Holiday, Natalie Rene, Jane Monheit, Rosemary Clooney

Voices of 2016

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:01:07

Looking back at some new voices heard on The Night Café in 2016.

Cafe_at_night_small Feauring Aimee Allen, Jose James, Karin Plato, Lorraine Feather, Nikki Yanofsky, Calabria Foti, Gretchen Parlato, Tina May, Jennifer Trainor, Stephanie Laliberte

By Request

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:05:14

Songs requested by Night Cafe fans.

Playing
By Request
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring New York Voices, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Johnaye Kendrick, Dianne Reeves, Holly Yarbrough, Cassandra Wilson, Morgan King, Louise Pitre, Fats Waller, Nancy LaMott

The Sun & The Moon

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 56:38

Poetry and music about our two heavenly friends.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

MOON FROM THE PORCH by Annie Finch
MY MISTRESS' ETES ARE NOTHING LIKE THE SUN by William Shakespeare
MOON by Kathleen Jamie
THE SUN RISING by John Donne
MEMORIZING "THE SUN RISING" BY JOHN DONNE by Billy Collins

MUSIC BY Henry Purcell, Gabriel Faure, Aram Khachaturian, Matthew Locke, George Harrison and more 

The Sun & The Moon

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 56:38

Poetry and music about our two heavenly friends.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

MOON FROM THE PORCH by Annie Finch
MY MISTRESS' ETES ARE NOTHING LIKE THE SUN by William Shakespeare
MOON by Kathleen Jamie
THE SUN RISING by John Donne
MEMORIZING "THE SUN RISING" BY JOHN DONNE by Billy Collins

MUSIC BY Henry Purcell, Gabriel Faure, Aram Khachaturian, Matthew Locke, George Harrison and more 

The Sun & The Moon

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 56:38

Poetry and music about our two heavenly friends.

Poetry-and-music-donald-wendland_small POETRY:

MOON FROM THE PORCH by Annie Finch
MY MISTRESS' ETES ARE NOTHING LIKE THE SUN by William Shakespeare
MOON by Kathleen Jamie
THE SUN RISING by John Donne
MEMORIZING "THE SUN RISING" BY JOHN DONNE by Billy Collins

MUSIC BY Henry Purcell, Gabriel Faure, Aram Khachaturian, Matthew Locke, George Harrison and more 

Anger

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:40

Poetry and music which explores anger and frustration.

Playing
Anger
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

SONG FOR PUTTING ASIDE ANGER by Stephen Dobyns
ANGER by April Bernard
THE BAD OLD DAYS by Kenneth Rexroth
JUSTICE, COME DOWN by Minnie Bruce Pratt
EVERYBODY HAS A HEARTACHE: A BLUES by Joy Harjo

MUSIC BY Arvo Part, Samuel Barber, Big Mama Montse, Beat Furrer, Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Maceo Merriweather

Jobim & Moraes

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:03:19

The sensuous music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Rosemary Clooney, John Pizzarelli, Maria Creuza, Paula Morelenbaum, Vanessa da Mata, Elis Regina, Frank Sinatra, Gal Costa, Halie Loren, Jane Monheit, Yo-Yo Ma, Eliane Elias

Home

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:06

Poetry and music about the profound sensation of home.

Playing
Home
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

HOME by Edward Thomas
HOME FIRE by Linda Parsons Marion
HOME AGAIN, HOME AGAIN by Marilyn L. Taylor
SOME KEEP THE SABBATH GOING TO CHURCH by Emily Dickinson
GOING HOME by William Arms Fisher

MUSIC BY Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edgar Meyer, Alison Krauss, Robert Schumann, Leonard Cohen & Antonin Dvorak 

Jazz from The UK

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:45

Hot jazz vocalists from the UK. A British invasion!

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Beryl Davis, Jacqui Dankworth, Claire Martin, Joe Stilgoe, Ian Shaw, Clare Teal, Polly Gibbons & Zara McFarlane

Poetry from Prison

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 55:35

Poetry about the prison experience, including poets by inmates.

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:
GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT by an anonymous inmate at Clinton Correctional Facility, NY
WOMEN'S PRISON by Joseph Bathanti
SHADOW ON MY SOUL by Linda Guthrie
UNTITLED by an anonymous inmate at Denver Women's Prison Facility 
TULIPS IN THE PRISON YARD by Daniel Berrigan

MUSIC BY Karol Szymanowski, Duke Ellington, Gabriel Faure, Alex,  Georges Bizet , Sergei Rachmaninov

Live!

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:12

Night Cafe stars live in concert.

Playing
Live!
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Shirley Horn, The Real Group, Nancy LaMott, Diana Krall, Billie Holiday

The Songs of Richard Rodgers

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:01:30

Superb songs from the catalog of Richard Rodgers as performed by current and past jazz greats.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Carmen McRae, Dorothy Dandridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Alison Ruble, Etta Jones, Karrin Allyson, Linda Ronstadt, Naomi & Her Handsome Devils, Shirley Horn, Stacey Kent, Tierney Sutton Band

Random Poems about Music

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:01:30

Ranging from whimsical to introspective: poetry touched my music.

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ABOUT MY VERY TORTURED FRIEND, PETER by Charles Bukowski
THE SOUND OF MUSIC by Kathryn Nuernberger
LIMITATIONS by Henrietta Cordelia Ray
RENDEZVOUS WITH A HARP by Carol Muske-Dukes
ODE TO ST. CECILIA'S DAY by John Dryden

MUSIC by George Gershwin, G.F. Handel, Marcel Grandjany, J.S. Bach, Richard Rodgers

 

Heart & Cole

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:34

Songs of Cole Porter

Playing
Heart & Cole
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Cole Porter, Beegie Adair, Monica Ramey, Bill Henderson, Charlie Haden, Jo Stafford, Cheryl Bentyne, George Benson, k.d. lang, Kat Edmonson, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra

Art & Artists

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 56:21

Poetry and music about paintings and painters.

Playing
Art & Artists
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

STUDY IN ORANGE AND WHITE by Billy Collins
VAN GOGH'S PRAYER by Janos Pilinszky
THE MAN WITH THE BLUE GUITAR by Wallace Stevens
THE STARRY NIGHT by Anne Sexton
MONET REFUSES THE OPERATION by Lisel Mueller

MUSIC BY Barbara Kolb, Leon Orthel, Vicente Asencio, Alan Hovhaness, Lili Boulanger

These Songs Are For the Birds

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:02:09

Songs inspired by our winged friends.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring B.B. King, Bill Henderson, Charlie Parker, Cheryl Bentyne, Cole Porter, Dave Brubeck, Joao Gilberto, k.d. lang, Frank Sinatra, Manhattan Transfer, Meredith d'Ambrosio, Mark Murphy

Il Sogno (The Dream)

From Will Duchon | 05:50

Sun-soaked piazzas, gardens and olive trees, they're all here at "Cecilia", the WMNR villa in Tuscany.

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Birds

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 56:41

Poetry and music inspired by creatures of the air.

Playing
Birds
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

MOURNING DOVES: MARYLAND by Joan Aleshire
THE HEN SWALLOWS A WORM OR SLUG by A.V. Christie
ON THE DEPARTURE OF THE NIGHTINGALE by Charlotte Smith
TO THE CUCKOO by William Wordsworth
THERE IS A BIRDSONG AT THE ROOT OF POETRY by Jennifer Moxley

MUSIC BY Ottorino Respighi, Jean-Phillipe Rameau, Igor Stravinsky, Bernardo Pasquini

Spring Is Here

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:30

Songs that express new love, bittersweet spring memories and new beginnings.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Carol Kidd, Charlie Haden, Bill Henderson, Duchess, Erin McKeown, Frank Sinatra, JaLaLa, Karrin Allyson, Malou Beauvoir, Rosemary Clooney, Stacey Kent

Dear WMNR Newsletter Subscription Department

From Will Duchon | 05:42

A handwritten plea for better delivery service of the WMNR Newsletter.

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Coming of Age

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:12

Poetry and music expressing the transition into adulthood.

Playing
Coming of Age
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:
NO GOD IN US BUT SONG by Daisy Fried
HISTORY OF MY HEART by Robert Pinsky
BLEEKER STREET, SUMMER by Derek Walcott
ABBA by Dennis Cooper
TEENAGE NOSTALGIA by Austin Davis

MUSIC BY G.F. Handel, Cannonball Adderley, "Fats" Waller, ABBA, Robert Schumann

Words & Music

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 53:28

Poetry and sonnets in several musical settings.

Playing
Words & Music
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

WEEP YOU NO MORE, SAD FOUNTAINS by Anonymous
FAIN WOULD I CHANGE THAT NOTE by Anonymous
O MISTRESS MINE WHERE ARE YOU ROAMING? by William Shakespeare
LEANING INTO THE AFTERNOONS by Pablo Neruda
SONNET 18 by William Shakespeare

MUSIC BY Anna O'Byrne, Barbara Bonney, Roger Quilter, John Dowland, Dawn Upshaw, Elaine Thornburgh, Jordi Savall, Joseph Iadone, Russell Oberlin, Luciana Souza, Margareta Bengston, Nils Lindberg, Mary Kadderly, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Siobhan Stagg, Deborah Kilmer

Haunted Heart

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:55

Some of the finest torch songs to usher in the bittersweet aspects of spring.

Playing
Haunted Heart
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Charlie Haden & Quartet West, Bill Henderson, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Emily McEwan, Diana Krall, Paula Morelenbaum, Sheila Jordan

The WMNR Guidelines: A Review

From Will Duchon | 05:59

A quick refresher course about how to be a WMNR broadcaster.

Unknown_small A quick refresher course about how to be a WMNR broadcaster.

I'll Remember April

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 52:07

Poetry and music about the emergence of spring.

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

APRIL MIDNIGHT by Arthur Symons
SPRING by Edna St. Vincent Millay
AFTER RACHMANINOFF by Ralph Block
APRIL MILE by Ernest Hartsock
I'LL REMEMBER APRIL by Patricia Johnston and Don Raye

MUSIC BY Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Sergei Rachmaninov, Edward Elgar,  Gene DePaul

New York Voices

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 58:16

Performances by the famed jazz vocal ensemble New York Voices, in ensemble and as soloists.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Lauren Kinhan, Sara Kreiger, Kim Nazarian, Peter Eldridge and Darmon Meader.

The Poetry Submissions

From Will Duchon | 09:03

Staff members at WMNR contribute poems for "Words & Music".

Writing_small The poetic personas of several WMNR staff members come to light through their poetry submissions to "Words & Music".

Spirit

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 56:35

Poetry and music that explores the spiritual dimensions of being alive.

Playing
Spirit
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

RENEWAL by Pearl Hogrefe
CANTICO DEL SOLE by Evan Kennedy
NOTHING IS FAR by Robert Francis
THE TURNING TREE by Allen Grossman
THE PEACE OF WILD THINGS by Wendell Berry

MUSIC BY Richard Rodney Bennett, Sharon Ruchman, Gary Schocker,Arvo Part, George Harrison, Sergei Rachmaninov, Charles Griffes

A Moment in Brahms' Choral Music

From Will Duchon | Part of the Musical Moments series | 06:39

Volume I, No. 2

Logo-3_small The exquisite "Amen" from Brahms' Geistliches Lied, Op. 30.
Performed by Singers of Anam Cara, directed by James Jordan.

A Moment in J.S. Bach's Chaconne

From Will Duchon | Part of the Musical Moments series | 08:16

A moment of exuberance taken from the Chaconne of J.S. Bach's Partita in D Minor, BWV 1004.

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The Match Game

From Will Duchon | 05:37

Prepping for a show by relaxing with Dominique, Garrett and Bill at the WMNR studio.

Match_game_orange_logo_small Prepping for a show by relaxing with Dominique, Garrett and Bill at the WMNR studio.

A Moment in Samuel Barber's Cello Sonata, Op. 6

From Will Duchon | Part of the Musical Moments series | 04:32

A moment of passion taken from the final movement of Barber's Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6

Podcast_cover_art_1400_small A moment of passion taken from the final movement of Barber's Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6

More Words & Music

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:16

Poetry set to music, once again.

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Emily Dickinson
NATURE, THE GENTLEST MOTHER by Emily Dickinson
A RED, RED ROSE by Robert Burns
THE FLY by William Blake
LOVE by George Herbert
THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE by Christopher Marlowe
ARGUMENT by Elizabeth Bishop

MUSIC BY Aaron Copland, John Dankworth, Emma Lou Diemer, Esperanza Spalding, Robert Burns, James Mulholland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Luciana Souza, William Corkine, Trailer Bride
 

Le Jazz Hot

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:01:58

Jazz vocals a la Francaise.....

Playing
Le Jazz Hot
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Madeline Peyroux, Keren Ann, Stephanie Laliberte, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Cyrille Aimee, Jacqueline Francois, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Charles Trenet, Maurice Chevalier

Pessoa & Cavafy

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 53:20

Excerpts from Rachel Cohen's essay "Lost Cities" and segments of poetry by Fernando Pessoa and Constantine Cavafy examine the allure of one's home city.

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY BY Alvaro de CamposBernardo Soares/ Fernando Pessoa & Constantine Cavafy, with excerpts of LOST CITIES by Rachel Cohen.


MUSIC BY Manolis Kalomiris, Antonio de Lima Fragoso, Aaron Copland, Lili Boulanger

The "B" Side

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 58:10

"B" sides of the top thirteen jazz standards, as ranked by jazz standards.com.

Playing
The "B" Side
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Etta Jones,Sandy Stewart, Cyrille Aimee, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Jack Hulbert, Ella Fitzgerald, Jo Stafford, Hoagy Carmichael, Rhiannon Giddens.

Poetry of The Night

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 56:34

Poems and music suited to the mystery and beauty of the night.

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:
NOCTURNE by Louise Gluck
MY DARLING TURNS TO POETRY AT NIGHT by Anthony Lawrence
TO NIGHT by Percy Bysshe Shelley
ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT  by Robert Frost
FOUR GLIMPSES OF NIGHT by Frank Marshall Davis

MUSIC BY Charles Griffes, Kenji Bunch, Ron Yedidia, Clara Schumann, Edward Elgar, Antonio Fragoso 

A Moment in Schumann's Piano Quartet, Op. 47

From Will Duchon | Part of the Musical Moments series | 08:21

The closing strains of the third movement of Schumann's Piano Quartet express introspection.

Podcast_cover_art_1400_small The closing strains of the third movement of Schumann's Piano Quartet express introspection.

Baby, It's Hot Outside

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:41

When the mercury rises, these summer
songs come to mind.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Mr. Sad Head, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Paula Morelenbaum, Sara Gazarek, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Helen Hobson, Karen Ziemba, Madeleine Peyroux, Miles Davis, Astrud Gilberto, Diana Krall

Fathers

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 54:30

Poetry and music about fathers and fatherhood.

Playing
Fathers
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

THE GIFT by Li-Young Lee
THOSE WINTER SUNDAYS by Robert Hayden
INVENTING FATHER IN LAS VEGAS by Lynn Emanuel
DESCRIPTIONS OF HEAVEN AND HELL by Mark Jarman
DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT by Dylan Thomas

MUSIC BY Robert Schumann, Edward "Duke" Ellington, Richard Strauss, Judy Collins 

Season Finale

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:03:30

Favorites from the 2016-2017 season of The Night Cafe.

Playing
Season Finale
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Annie Ross, Barbara Morrison, Bill Henderson, Oscar Peterson, Blossom Dearie, Carla Helmbrecht, Carmen Lundy, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Duchess, Jody Sandhaus, Lily Frost, Mary Kadderly, Nancy LaMott, Sara Gazarek

Summer Potpourri

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 57:06

Random poems and music for the season-ending program.

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THE VACATION by Wendell Berry
NEW LINES FOR FORTUNE COOKIES by James Maseo Mitsui
AAA VACATION GUIDE by Ernest Hilbert
ARTS & LEISURE by Jessica Hagedorn
AMAGANSETT BEACH by Paul Engle 

MUSIC BY Maurice Ravel, Arthur Napeleao, Antonio Fragoso, James van Heusen, Bright Sheng, Percy Grainger, Claude Debussy, Herbie Hancock 

A Moment from Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5

From Will Duchon | Part of the Musical Moments series | 10:34

Vol. 1, No. 7

A moment of transformation from the Passacaglia movement of Symphony No. 5 in D Major by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1938).

Podcast_cover_art_1400_small Vol. 1, No. 7 A moment of transformation from the Passacaglia movement of Symphony No. 5 in D Major by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1938).

New Discoveries

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:18

This program features recordings from some new jazz artists and their latest releases, as well as new releases from established jazz artists.

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Polly Gibbons, Maureen Choi,Kandace Springs, John Pizzarelli, Daniel Jobim, Joanna Wallfisch, Dan Tepfer, Camille Bertault, Ashleigh Smith

Meditation

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 55:17

Poetry and music which takes refuge in imagination and mindfulness.

Playing
Meditation
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY by Katie Peterson, Kaveri Patel, Linda Pastan, Craig Arnold & Alexander Pope

MUSIC by Rick Sowash, Jacques Ibert, Arvo Part, Henry Purcell & "Duke" Ellington
 

Love (February 9, 2018)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 52:40

Poetry and music about love and longing.

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WHEN YOU ARE OLD by William Butler Yeats
WINDCHIME by Tony Hoagland
CHANCE MEETING by Susan Browne
THE GOOD-MORROW by John Donne
TOUCH ME by Stanley Kunitz

MUSIC BY Sergei Rachmaninov, Billy Collie, Ciaran Farrell, Edward Elgar, James Van Heusen, Kenji Bunch, Roger Quilter, G.F. Handel, Brian Knowles
 

More Cole Porter

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:51

Cole Porter hits sung by a mix of fresh voices and classic voices from yesteryear.

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Featuring Billie Holiday, Carol Welsman, Connie Evingson, Frank Sinatra, Jody Sandhaus, Kurt Elling, Lori Carsillo, Maria Friedman, Patricia Barber, Susie Arioli, Trudy Desmond, Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly

 

Opera (February 23, 2018)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:48

The voices of Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, Mirella Freni, Anna Netrebko, Kathleen Ferrier, Luciano Pavarotti, Roland Villazon paired with thought provoking poetry.

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

ABOUT OPERA by William Meredith
OPERA MATINEE by Henry Dawson
POEM FOR KATHLEEN FERRIER by James Wright
AN OPERA HOUSE by Amy Lowell
DEATH AT THE OPERA by John Smith

MUSIC BY Rossini, Gluck, Puccini, Verdi & Donizetti
 

The Beatles at The Night Cafe

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:26

Unusual and beautiful covers of Beatles songs by jazz artists.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Amy Winehouse, Lena Horne, Shirley Horn, Sara Niemietz, Elvis Costello, Esther Phillips, Herbie Hancock, Connie Evingson, Ray Charles, Count Basie, The Real Group, Eve St. Jones and Manhattan Transfer

Oscar Peterson & Friends

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 58:14

Oscar Peterson joins forces with jazz vocalists.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Oscar Peterson, Anita O'Day, Bill Henderson, Dorothy Dandridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Sarah Vaughan

Performing Music (March 16, 2018)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:40

The experience of performing music is examined by poetry and musical references.

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THE HANDBELL CHOIR by Jane Flanders
SEEING MOZART'S PIANO QUARTET IN E-FLAT MAJOR IN THE OLD WHALING CHURCH, EDGARTOWN by Mary Stewart Hammond 
THE ACCOMPANIST by William Matthews
FOR CHARLENE by Nils Peterson
FAREWELL by Galway Kinnell

MUSIC By Mozart, Haydn, J.S. Bach, Handel, Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong. 

They Can Sing, Too

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 58:57

Elite jazz instrumentalists put their instruments down and sing.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Jack Teagarden, James Moody, Fats Waller, Eliane Elias, Dottie Dodgion, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, John Pizzarelli, Clark Terry, Mose Allison, George Shearing

Nostalgia (March 30, 2018)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:58

Wax nostalgic with poetry and music about longing and nostalgic associations.

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NOSTALGIA by Billy Collins
BETTER DAYS by A.F. Moritz
BEGINNING WITH AN ACUTE STAB OF NOSTALGIA, IT GETS WORSE AND WORSE by Arthur Vogelsang
NOSTALGIA (The Lake at Night) by Lloyd Schwartz
DO YOU REMEMBER by Alice Wagner

MUSIC BY Les Brown, Ben Homer, Augusta Gross, Jan Freidlin, Gerald Wilson, John Coltrane, Sergei Rachmaninov, Robert Schumann, Paul Simon

Deep Musings (April 13, 2018)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:02:01

Humorous and ironic examinations of the human condition.

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THE QUIET WORLD by Jeffrey McDaniel
ACHIEVING CLOSURE by Hal Sirowitz
LENDING OUT BOOKS by Hal Sirowitz
I FINALLY MANAGED TO SPEAK TO HER by Hal Sirowitz 
WE DROVE INTO TOWN by Matt Cook
BOUNDEN DUTY by James Tate
YOU ARE THE PENULTIMATE LOVE OF MY LIFE by Rebecca Hazelton
PROVERBS FROM PURGATORY by Lloyd Schwartz
ABOUT MY VERY TORTURED FRIEND, PETER by Charles Bukowski

MUSIC BY Franz Schubert, Al Di Meola, Joseph Lamb, Chet Baker, Christopher Zuar, Erik Satie, Francis Poulenc 

Fairy Tales

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 59:42

Flights of imagination and childlike musings.

Playing
Fairy Tales
From
Will Duchon

Words-and-music-_1__small POETRY:

NYMPHS by Francine Sterle
THE MERMAIDS by Marianne Boruch
FAIRY-TALE LOGIC by A.E. Stallings
DREAM-LAND by Edgar Allen Poe
THE STARS AND THE MOON by Grace Schulman

MUSIC BY Christiian Kriens, Alexander Zemlinsky, Mark O'Connor, Charles Griffes & Bill Evans 

Love & Remembrance

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:27

Poetic and musical meditations on vivid memories and longings.

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REMEMBER by Christina Rossetti
NIGHTINGALE by Leonard Cohen
REMEMBRANCE by Sir Thomas Wyatt
SONG: MEMORY, HITHER COME by William Blake
SUNDAY MORNING WITH THE SENSATIONAL NIGHTINGALES by Billy Collins

MUSIC BY G.F. Handel, Christina Pluhar & L'Arpeggiata, Roger Quilter, Leonard Cohen, Nancy Wertsch, Cecile Verny, The Sensational Nightingales, Luciana Souza

 

Catching Up

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:03:52

Some new releases mixed with tracks from favorite Night Cafe artists.

Playing
Catching Up
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Karrin Allyson, Cindy Scott, Paula & Jacques Morelenbaum, Bill Henderson, Sarah McKenzie, Cyrille Aimee, Luciana Souza

Tasks

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 54:47

Tasks and chores taking on deeper meaning.

Playing
Tasks
From
Will Duchon

Words-and-music-_1__small POETRY:

CHORES by Maxine Kumin
GOING BACK TO BED by J.D. McClatchey
MY SISTER, WHO DIED YOUNG, TAKES UP THE TASK by Jon Pineda
THE MAN MOVES EARTH by Cathy Song
THE TASK by Carl Dennis

MUSIC BY Claude Debussy, Chris Beck, Edgar Meyer, Carlos Guastavino, Bela Fleck, Chris Marshall, Jacques Ibert, Duke Ellington, Mark O'Connor

 

The Joy of Sax

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:02:45

Double takes on jazz standards by top jazz sax players and vocalists.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring John Coltrane, Lester Young, Nina Simone, Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Billie Holiday, Cannonball Adderly, Ernie Watts, Charlie Haden, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Jo Stafford

Some Dry Humor for Karen

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:01

Droll offerings of poetic verse; dedicated to the memory of a good friend of the program.

Words-and-music-_1__small POETRY:
IT'S NOT THAT by Maureen N. McLane
YOU ARE THE PENULTIMATE LOVE OF MY LIFE by Rebecca Hazelton
TERRA NULLIUS by Erika Meitner
ON AN ACURA INTEGRA by Paul Violi
POEM IN THE AMERICAN MANNER by Dorothy Parker

MUSIC BY Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye, Sheryl Crowe, Erik Satie, Clara Schumann, Francis Pilkington, Bobby Darin, Lee Greenwood, Vitamin String Quartet, Quink Ensemble, 


 

Baby, It's Cole Tonight

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:04

Music making by Coles of all types...

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring, Freddy Cole, Cole Porter, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Nat "King" Cole, Natalie Cole and others

Jazz Violin

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:57

The violin stops by The Night Cafe.

Playing
Jazz Violin
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Lucio Amanti, Mose Allison, Duke Ellington, Svend Asmussen, Stephane Grappelli, Ray Brown, Jo Stafford, Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Paula Morelenbaum

All About That Bass

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:03:59

Fabulous bass players in the Night Cafe spotlight, along with jazz vocals.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Ray Brown, Ron Carter, John Patitucci, Flavio Lira, Charlie Haden. 

Time

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:04:07

Poetry and music that explores the phenomenon of time.

Playing
Time
From
Will Duchon

Words-and-music-_1__small POETRY:
TIME by Robin Chapman
I HAVE A TIME MACHINE by Brenda Shaughnessy
TIME AS MEMORY AS STORY by Simon J. Ortiz
TIME DOES NOT BRING RELIEF.. by Edna St. VIncent Millay
LONG TOIME A CHILD...by Hartley Coleridge

MUSIC by Charlie Chaplin, Madeline Peyroux, Robert Schumann, Nina Simone, Gabriel Faure, George Quincy, Hank Williams,  

Moanin'

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:03:23

Jazz drummers take the spotlight.

Playing
Moanin'
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Art Blakey, Buddy Rich, Joe Morello, Roy Hanes, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Carmen McRae, Cecile McLorin Salvant

Moanin'

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:03:23

Jazz drummers take the spotlight.

Playing
Moanin'
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Art Blakey, Buddy Rich, Joe Morello, Roy Hanes, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Carmen McRae, Cecile McLorin Salvant

Here's To The Verse

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:14

Verses and introductions to well-known jazz standards.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Hilary Kole, Debbie Gravitte, Linda Ronstadt, Kristin Chenoweth, Lee Wiley, Vivian Green, Sarah Vaughan

Election Day

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:44

Poetry and music inspired by casting our votes.

Playing
Election Day
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

THE TRAGIC CONDITION OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY by Bernadette Mayer
MY MOTHER GOES TO VOTE by Judith Harris
WHY I VOTED THE SOCIALIST TICKET by Vachel Lindsay
ELECTION DAY by J. D. McClatchy
FOR YOU O DEMOCRACY by Walt Whitman

MUSIC BY Irving Berlin, Boo Hewerdine, Jennifer Higdon, Steve Reich, Duke Ellington, Jennifer Byrne

Nocturnes

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:55

Words and music evocative of the night.

Playing
Nocturnes
From
Will Duchon

Words-and-music-_1__small POETRY:

NOCTURNE by Michelle Y. Burke
NOCTURNE by Sydney King Russell
NIGHT SONG by Wendy Barker
SILENT MUSIC by Floyd Skloot
MY DARLING TURNS TO POETRY AT NIGHT by Anthony Lawrence

MUSIC BY Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninov, Gabriel Faure, Dobrinka Tabakova, Charles Griffes, Max Bruch, Erik Satie, Scott Hamilton, Rossano Sportiello Trio


New Sounds, Familiar Voices

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:53

Featuring Rachel Caswell, Stephanie Laliberte, Mary Kadderly, Nancy King, Lizz Wright, Catherine Russell, Jacob Collier, Janice Borla, Kevin Mahogany, Leslie Odom, Jr.

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Best of 2018

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:09

Jazz vocals from Downbeat magazine's "best albums of 2018".

Playing
Best of 2018
From
Will Duchon

Cafe_at_night_small Featruing Aimee Allen, Amy Cervini, Cyrille Aimee, Emma Frank, Judith Lorick, Karrin Allyson, Cindy Scott, Kate Reid, Luciana Souza, Sachal Vasandani

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 59:57

Poetry about sleep and dreams, actual and metaphorical.

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

THE WAKING by Theodore Roethke
INSOMNIA by Elizabeth Bishop
SLEEP by John Fletcher
LITTLE SONG by Langston Hughes
LONELY NOCTURNE by Langston Hughes
CRADLE SONG by WIlliam Blake

MUSIC BY Sima Wolf, Rebecca Clarke, Ivor Gurney, Peter Warlock, Kurt Elling Louis Rosen, Luciana Souza, The Ken Hatfield Trio, Hilary Gardner, Gabriel Faure, Edvard Grieg

Christmas at The Night Cafe 2018

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 59:57

The annual Christmas program featuring jazz Christmas vocals and greetings from Night Cafe listeners.

48272937_2480487388644508_4645096659217285120_n_small Featuring Diana Krall, Carmen McRae, Diane Reeves, Duchess, Frank Sinatra, H. WIlliam Stine, Garrett Stack, and more...

Christmas 2018

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:00

Poetry and music for Christmas.

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ADVENT by Mary Jo Salter
MESSIAH (CHRISTMAS PORTIONS) by Mark Doty
THE OXEN by Thomas Hardy
GET ME THROUGH DECEMBER by Fred Lavery & Gordie Sampson
DECEMBER SUBSTITUTE by Kenn Nesbitt

MUSIC BY Edward Elgar, G.F. Handel, John Rutter, Fred Lavery, Gordie Sampson, Bill Evans
 

The New Year

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:53

Poetry and music reflecting the end of one year and the start of another.

Playing
The New Year
From
Will Duchon

Words_and_music_logo_small POETRY:

NEW YEAR'S EVE by Elfrida De Renne Barrow
ENIGMA 12-31 by Evelyn Hooven
YEAR'S END by Richard Wilbur
MILD IS THE PARTING YEAR by Walter Savage Landor
CHAMPAGNE by Michael McFee

MUSIC BY Arvo Part, Bill Evans, Gerald Finzi, Duke Ellington, J.S. Bach, Michel Petrucciani, Ralph Vaughan Williams, L. van Beethoven, Johann Pisendel 

Resolutions

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:04:14

Concepts and choices we make as a new year begins.

Playing
Resolutions
From
Will Duchon

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FEBRUARY (1746] HATH XXVIII DAYS by Benjamin Franklin
EATING TOGETHER by Kim Addonizio
ON QUITTING by Edgar Albert Guest
TIME PROBLEM by Brenda Hillman
SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD by Walt Whitman

MUSIC BY Charles Koechlin, Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Frank Sinatra, Carl Orff, Steve Reich, L. van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms
 

So What's New?

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:00:40

Songs for the new year, although the theme gradually evaporates.

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Featuring Jazzmeia Horn, Peggy Lee, Bill Evans, Billie Holiday, Catherine Russell, Joe Williams,

Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Porter, Hilary Gardner, Jo Stafford,

Marvin Gaye, Rosemary Clooney

 

 

Brotherly Love (January 18, 2019)

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:02:32

Poetry and music honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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THE LYNCHING by Claude McKay
LET AMERICA BE AMERICA AGAIN by Langston Hughes
BOOKER T. and W.E.B. by Dudley Randall
POEM FOR MY FATHER by Quincy Troupe
BROTHERLEY LOVE by Langston Hughes

MUSIC BY Jose James, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Big Bill Broonzy, Nina Simone, Otis Spann, Bud Powell

A Winter Potpourri

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:01:13

Songs for a cold winter's night.

Cafe_at_night_small Featuring Nicole Pasternak, Cindy Scott, Jane Monheit, Hilary Gardner, Stephanie Laliberte, Caecile Norby, Champian Fulton, Kevin Mahogany, Kurt Elling, Stacey Kent 

Music When Soft Voices Die

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:00:09

Poetry inspired by music and musicians.

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MY MOTHER'S MUSIC by Emilie Buchwald
MUSIC WHEN SOFT VOICES DIE by Percy Bysshe Shelley
IN THE HOUSE OF THE VOICE OF MARIA CALLAS by Steven Orlen
TOGETHERNESS by Yusef Komunyakaa
A SONG FOR ST. CECILIA'S DAY by John Dryden 

MUSIC BY Claude Debussy, Jacques Ibert, Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Roger Quilter, Frank Bridge, Giacomo Puccini, Umberto Giordano, John Dowland, G.F. Handel

Jazzical

From Will Duchon | Part of the The Night Cafe series | 01:02:26

Jazz standards adapted from classical music.

Playing
Jazzical
From
Will Duchon

Cafe-terrace-at-night_small Featuring Diane Delin, Joel Martin, Nina Simone, Judy Garland, Jackie & Roy, Bill Henderson, Claudia Hommel, Sean Harris, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Simone Dinnerstein,Tift Merrit, Lisbeth Scott, Simone Kopmajer, The Swingle Singers

Love, I'm Done With You

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 59:55

An alternative take on Valentine's Day.

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SIGH NO MORE, LADIES, SIGH NO MORE by William Shakespeare
I DON'T MISS IT by Tracy K. Smith
MOVEMENT SONG by Audre Lord
LOVE, I'M DONE WITH YOU by Ross Gay
ABSENCES by Donald Justice

MUSIC BY Patrick Doyle, Lisa Kirchner, Mumford & Sons, Francis Poulenc, Gabriel Faure, The J. Geils Band, Bob Dylan, Carlos Guastavino, Dusan Bogdanovic 

The Enkindled Spring

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 58:25

Poetry and music about April.

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APRIL LOVE by Ernest Dowson
APRIL INVENTORY by W.D. Snodgrass
TODAY by Billy Collins
THE ENKINDLED SPRING by D.H. Lawrence
I'LL REMEMBER APRIL by Gene DePaul & Patricia Johnston

MUSIC BY Roger Quilter, Robert Muczynski, Michel Legrand,  Ottorino Respighi, Edvard Grieg, Sharon Ruchman, Robert Schumann, Don Raye

Eclogue

From Will Duchon | Part of the Words & Music series | 01:03:25

Music as metaphor and subject.

Playing
Eclogue
From
Will Duchon

Words-and-music-_1__small POETRY:

ELEGY by Anne Stevenson
THE EXACT CHANGE by Joel Brouwer
ROMANCING DEBUSSY by Maureen Seaton
BACH AND THE SENTRY by Ivor Gurney
ECLOGUE by Rob Stuart

MUSIC BY Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Frederic Chopin,  J.S. Bach, Gerald Finzi