Catbird

Catbird

A tribute to the musical world we live in, especially that of birdsong, and in particular, the eastern virtuoso, the catbird.

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Cinqo de Mayo

Cinqo de Mayo

A look into the significance of Cinqo de Mayo and an hour of great Mexican music.

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Earth Week

Earth Week

A variety of songs and a few comments from outside the limits of permissible debate.

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The Music of Spring

The Music of Spring

The music of spring to welcome the return of vibrant, verdant, new life to the northern hemisphere.

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Renegade in a Powdered Wig

Renegade in a Powdered Wig

In honor of his birthday last week, an exploration of the rebellious genius of J. S. Bach. You’ve heard his greatest hits. But come along and be introduced to the man you’ve never really known.

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Gidon Kremer

Gidon Kremer

A scant 58-minute review of the vast career of violinist Gidon Kremer, a door to contemporary composers far and wide.

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Nina Simone

Nina Simone

A review of Nina Simone’s first recording, 14 tracks on Bethlehem Records, that made it clear, A Big New Talent Has Come to Town.

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More Soundtracks

More Soundtracks

A sampling of the “Off Sunset Blvd” offerings of this year’s great film composers, Dirk Bross, Gabriel Yared, Laura Karpman, and Jon Batiste, above.

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Oscar Hopefuls

Oscar Hopefuls

Samplings from the soundtracks to the films Carmen and Oppenheimer by Nicholas Britell and Ludwig Göransson.

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Soundtracks, 2023

Soundtracks, 2023

The first of several samplings of the notable soundtracks of 2023, beginning with Robbie Robertson’s (above) Killers of the Flower Moon..

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Songs for the Wolf Moon

Songs for the Wolf Moon

Palestinian and Persian lullabies, music of Cy Coleman, Thomas Newman, Bill Frisell, Jane Siberry, and Violet Orlandi (above).

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Tangos of James Crabb and Susanna Moncayo. Also Alberto Iglesias, James Horner, and a tribute to the courage of Martin Luther King Jr.

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