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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Remedial Music

Remedial Music

Expansive, atmospheric music to help drive out the anxiety of these times. And with a selection of love songs for the week of Valentine’s Day, including a 13th Century “Rumination” on passionate love.

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Correspondence

Correspondence

Kathleen Turner reads an arresting poem by Argentinian/Chilean Ariel Dorfman, and in his honor a sampling of tango for February.

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