Prisoner of Love

Prisoner of Love

A look at Russ Columbo’s Prisoner of Love in context of the slave trade of 1200 years ago, plus a sampling of Simone Kermes, Abbey Lincoln, Etta James and Billie Holiday.

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Qiyan

Qiyan

A look back through the centuries to the origin of our musical motifs of being a slave to love.

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Midsummer

Midsummer

A sampling of Mark Hoffman’s film version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Lupines!

Lupines!

A look at the wildflowers that help make June the magnificent month it is, with music to settle, soothe and stimulate.

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Alpha Waves

Alpha Waves

A brief explanation of the brain circuitry brought about by the kind of delicious musical programing we find here with Adagio.

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Phototropic

Phototropic

A tribute to one of the most melodic creatures that shares our musical planet with us.

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Catbird

Catbird

A tribute to one of the most melodic creatures that shares our musical planet with us.

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George Carlin

George Carlin

A spring tonic for a return to base, and along the way, a glimpse into the prescient genius of George Carlin.

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No. 18

No. 18

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, and summer’s lease hath all too short a date. Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines and often is his gold complexion dimmed.

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60 BPM

60 BPM

A sampling of Helen Merrill, Jimmy Scott, Angèle Dubeau, Lang Lang and Jeff Buckley with a 5000 year-old vignette of Babylon.

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Gabby Pahinui

Gabby Pahinui

A selection of pieces sure to please plus a 100th-year birthday tribute to Hawaiian musician Gabby Pahinui.

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Martha’s Ballet

Martha’s Ballet

A sampling of Aaron Copeland’s music written for Martha Graham’s ballet, which she named Appalachian Spring, and a host of others celebrating the arrival of spring.

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Aguas de Março, Part I

Aguas de Março, Part I

An exploration of the finest celebration of spring, Aguas de Março, and the unparalleled artistry of Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Chinese composer Tan Dun leads off this week’s program with a sampling from his soundtrack to the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.  And also a little tango from the French group L’Armenonville.

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Gabriel Yared

Gabriel Yared

A sampling of the work of Gabriel Yared,the Lebanese/French film composer, as well as a selection of other works certain to please.

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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

We celebrate Mardi Gras this week with Gal Costa and Bossa Nova and a sampling of others sure to please.

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