Music

The Record
11:16 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Spirit Family Reunion's Unbroken Circle

Brooklyn's Spirit Family Reunion released its new album, Hands Together, on Tuesday.
James Weinheimer Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 12:40 pm

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Music
10:47 am
Tue April 14, 2015

The Venice Baroque Orchestra on Performance Oklahoma

Venice Baroque Orchestra at Oklahoma City's Armstrong Auditorium

Listen to an excerpt of this program here

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Deceptive Cadence
7:36 am
Tue April 14, 2015

The Hypnotic Groove Of Xenakis

Percussionist Kuniko's new album is devoted to music by Iannis Xenakis.
Linn Records

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 12:41 pm

Percussionists back in Beethoven's day could be forgiven for feeling a little bored, waiting for the infrequent roll of the kettledrum or the occasional cymbal crash. But as orchestras grew bigger, percussionists got busier — even more so after World War I, when a new generation of composers began writing specifically for percussion.

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World Cafe
2:56 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Laura Marling On World Cafe

Laura Marling.
Courtesy of the artist

U.K. singer-songwriter Laura Marling has had a packed career since she released her 2008 debut album, Alas I Cannot Swim, while still a teenager. Each subsequent record has been a critically acclaimed worldwide hit; her fifth full-length, Short Movie, came out last month.

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Favorite Sessions
7:03 am
Sun April 12, 2015

Folk Alley Presents: Anna & Elizabeth

Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle (a.k.a. Anna & Elizabeth) perform live for Folk Alley.
Folk Alley

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 9:32 am

Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle (a.k.a. Anna & Elizabeth) combine their love of storytelling, their beautiful voices and their interest in the visual arts to share Appalachian ballads and traditional music with a new generation of music lovers.

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Music Interviews
1:03 am
Sun April 12, 2015

'It Was Such A Knock On The Head': Laura Marling On Empathy

"It was the first time I was aware of how strange humanity has got," Laura Marling says of living in L.A., "and that we live in such close proximity to one another.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun April 12, 2015 10:01 am

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Music
11:03 am
Sat April 11, 2015

In 'Snowy Egret,' A Fierce New Band Takes Flight

Myra Melford's new album is titled Snowy Egret.
Bryan Murray Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 8:04 pm

Jazz pianist and composer Myra Melford's latest album is a suite of music inspired by the Memory Of Fire trilogy — a three-volume history of the Americas by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano.

More simply, it's the recorded debut of what she calls a "killer band."

In an interview with NPR's Arun Rath, she explains the genesis of Snowy Egret — the name of both her new album and the group behind it.

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Music News
1:03 am
Sat April 11, 2015

From Ballrooms To Concert Halls, Mexico Kept This Cuban Style Alive

Salón Los Angeles is the oldest dance hall in Mexico City. It's here that well-dressed couples dance to danzón.
Courtesy of Betto Arcos

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 9:54 am

The Salón Los Angeles is the oldest dance hall in Mexico City. The classic 1930s ballroom is located in a working-class neighborhood near downtown, and every week, it sees dozens of well-dressed couples of all ages moving to an orchestra of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, clarinets and percussion instruments.

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Music
4:51 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

The New York Chamber Soloists and Pianist David Kaplan on Performance Oklahoma

The New York Chamber Soloists

Acclaimed as an outstanding ensemble of distinguished virtuosi, performing widely diverse repertoire in creatively programmed concerts, the New York Chamber Soloists have maintained a unique niche in the chamber music world for over five decades. 

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Music
4:32 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Billie Holiday on Big Band Saturday Night

Wikipedia

One of the living legends of jazz, blues and swing...Billie Holiday! We join the world in celebrating what would have been Lady Day's 100th Birthday. Her music and her career highlights on Big Band Saturday Night this weekend at 8 o'clock on 89.5. Join us!

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