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2014 Archive

 

 April


April 28- May 2, 2014
Shhh -- It’s a Secret — Musical Cryptograms
 This week we'll discover and decipher codes, messages and meanings that have been hidden within pieces of classical music over the centuries.

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April 21-25, 2014
Shakespeare
Music inspired by William Shakespeare, broadcast in celebration of the Bard’s 450th birthday.

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April 14-18, 2014
St. Matthew Passion
Composed in 1727, it’s one of two surviving settings of the last days of Jesus Christ composed by J.S. Bach.  We’ll explore the history of this masterpiece and sample different recordings.

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April 7-11, 2014
Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part II
 Bill's celebration of African-American composers and performers continues with the second in a two-week series.

 March


March 31-April 4, 2014
Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part I
A celebration of African-American composers and performers.

A Call for Scores

Music suggested by our colleagues at radio stations around the world.

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March 17-21, 2014
Bach Sleeps in on Sundays
Bill McGlaughlin explores the instrumental music composed by Bach while not holding a church job.

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March 10-14, 2014
Latin Carnival
From Padilla and Ponce to Ginastera, Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla, we're exploring music by Latin-American composers.

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March 3-7, 2014
You and the Night and the Music
 Novelists who have drawn their plots around great music.

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 February


February 24-28, 2014
Exploring Two Very Different Worlds
Music of Frederick Delius (1862-1934) and Gustav Holst (1874-1934).

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February 17-21, 2014
Shostakovich, Part II

This week we conclude our series on the life and times of Dimitri Shostakovich.

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February 10-14, 2014
Shostakovich, Part I
One of the most celebrated composers in the 20th century, Shostakovich forged a musical language of colossal emotional power.  This week will be first half of a ten-part series exploring the life and times of this fascinating composer.

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February 3-7, 2014
Magnificent Magyars
This week we’ll delve into the rich musical history of Hungary, starting with ancient sacred music and working our way through Liszt, Kodaly, Bartók and Hungarian gypsy music.

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January


January 27 - 31, 2014
Beethoven at Parnassus, Part II


 More music by Beethoven from 1818-1826.

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January 20 - 24, 2014
Beethoven at Parnassus, Part I


In the years from 1818 to 1826, Beethoven soared to almost mythological heights with some of his greatest works- the Ninth Symphony, last four sonatas, Missa Solemnis, final string quartets, and more.  In the first of a two-week series, we'll take an in-depth look at this music of a master reaching the pinnacle of his abilities.

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January 13 - 17, 2014
Merrie England


This week, we’ll explore English music and its unique history, from folk music in the country pubs to the pageantry of Royal Albert Hall and Covent Garden.

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January 6-10, 2014
Brahms, Part II


This is the second of a two-week exploration of the music and life of the great German master, including his formative years as a pianist, meeting the Schumanns, the symphonies, his late works for clarinet and more.

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Steffen Demeter
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Walther Davies
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Michael Sanders
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Kourtney
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Claudia Wertz
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Christine Anderson
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Sally Rosenbaum
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