Music of Zbigniew Preisner, Alberto Iglesias, James Horner, and a tribute to the courage of Martin Luther King Jr.
As humans have since earliest times, we gather to pass the dark hours with stories, ballads and epic tales–Arachne, The Lady of Shallot, The Walrus and the Carpenter, with music throughout.
With the depths of winter approaching, a sampling of the music of Vasks, Pärt, Arnalds, and Silvestrov.
Music to bury the dying year in the west and birth the next rolling in from the east.
A brief foray into the arcana of the period and then a full array of music of the holidays and the sun.
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.
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.
A one-hour retreat into alpha waves with a look back at the viola da gamba.
Gratitude, especially for those very most basic things. “Because all that can be taken away in a second.”
An hour of music and interesting tidbits on our iconic symbol of November, Canada geese.
(Image used with kind permission of artist Jim Harrison. firstname.lastname@example.org)
The promise and the progress of La Belle Epoch at the dawn of the 20th Century. And the evil that killed it.
Songs and a brief introduction to The Master and his music, Leonard Cohen on the anniversary of his passing, November 7.
From Simone Kermes to Patsy Cline, and the truth of an illusion.
A wide range of artists and their music for an autumn day.
The continuation of our survey of women’s voices from earliest times to the present day.
A brief review of the suppression of women’s voices from Western music since earliest times–where it succeeded and where it failed.
Maurice Chevalier, Antonio Vivaldi, Lila Downs, and that’s just for starters on our way into a brief glimpse into Mexican folklore and song.
A look into September’s very own song and a tribute to Anna Netrebko on the occasion of her 50th birthday.
A selection of musical, literary and historical renegades throughout history with music and poetry to accompany their stories.
Somethings old, somethings new. Shigeru Umebayashi, Kremerata Baltica, Ella, and a big, big birthday tribute to the Big O.