Solstitium

Solstitium

A brief foray into the arcana of the period and then a full array of music of the holidays and the sun.

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The Mystery

The Mystery

Richness of sound that defies a tally, with one chilling standout, the oldest Irish poem to come down to us through the ages, The Mystery.

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Fifteen Wild Decembers

Fifteen Wild Decembers

A Middle Eastern musician visits Leipzig to hear the music of Herr Bach in the early 1700s, a poem by Emily Jane Brontë from the early 1800s, winding up with music of the present.

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Gratus Animus

Gratus Animus

Gratitude, especially for those very most basic things. “Because all that can be taken away in a second.”

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Canada Geese

Canada Geese

An hour of music and interesting tidbits on our iconic symbol of November, Canada geese.

(Image used with kind permission of artist Jim Harrison. sales@jimharrison.com)

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La Belle Epoch

La Belle Epoch

The promise and the progress of La Belle Epoch at the dawn of the 20th Century. And the evil that killed it.

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The Master

The Master

Songs and a brief introduction to The Master and his music, Leonard Cohen on the anniversary of his passing, November 7.

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The Glimpse

The Glimpse

From Simone Kermes to Patsy Cline, and the truth of an illusion.

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Autumn

Autumn

A wide range of artists and their music for an autumn day.

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Vox Feminae, Part I

Vox Feminae, Part I

A brief review of the suppression of women’s voices from Western music since earliest times–where it succeeded and where it failed.

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La Llarona

La Llarona

Maurice Chevalier, Antonio Vivaldi, Lila Downs, and that’s just for starters on our way into a brief glimpse into Mexican folklore and song.

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September Song

September Song

A look into September’s very own song and a tribute to Anna Netrebko on the occasion of her 50th birthday.

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The Big O

The Big O

Somethings old, somethings new. Shigeru Umebayashi, Kremerata Baltica, Ella, and a big, big birthday tribute to the Big O.

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Babel

Babel

An sally into the ancient times of Babel, unity consciousness, the fall from grace, and the album Babel by French composer Hugh de Courson in which he cross pollinates time, distance and musical heritage.

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Dog Days

Dog Days

Music for porch settin’ this week, where people gather in the cool of the evening to sip cool drinks, sing and make music together.

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