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A watch list of possible additions

The Song of Songs

From WQXR | 58:29

"I am sick with love." These five words say so much. Love is like a sickness and it affects the entire human race.

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This line comes from the Hebrew Bible as part of a collection of poems known as "the Song of Songs." And they are words that still speak to us today. The Song of Songs confounds and tantalizes the faithful. It seduces composers, inspiring works by Monteverdi, Bach and contemporary composer Nico Muhly. In fact, there are dozens of musical settings, each dancing between earthly pleasures and heavenly aspirations.

Stage and screen star Jessica Hecht ("Fiddler on the Roof," "Breaking Bad," Dan in Real Life," "Sideways") hosts "The Bible’s Great Romance: The Song of Songs," a one-hour special of this sensuous verse married with choral music. 

Program playlist:

Marc Lavry: Song of Songs Oratorio, Op. 137, Overture
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Marc Lavry, conductor
Courtesy of the Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Edward Bairstow: “I Sat Down”
Choir of All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills
Dale Adelmann, conductor
Gothic Records

Anonymous: “Laeva eius”
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi

Pablo Casals: “Nigra sum”
Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Mark Williams, conductor
Signum Classics

Giovanni Palestrina: Missa de Beata Virgine
“Nigra sum”
Escolania de Montserrat; Capella de Música de Montserrat
Dom Ireneu Segarra, conductor
Koch

Healey Willan: “Rise up My Love”
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Stephen Layton, conductor
Hyperion

Dietrich Buxtehude" “Ich suchte des Nachts in meinem Bette”
Gerd Türk, tenor; Stephan Schreckenberger Bass
Cantus Cölln
Konrad Junghänel, conductor
Harmonia Mundi

Dov Carmel/Yehezkel Braun: “Uri Tzafon”
Chicago a cappella
Patrick Sinozich, conductor
CAC

Howard Skempton: "How Fair is They Love”
Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Mark Williams, conductor
Signum Classics

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata 140, BWV 140
“Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”
Arnold Schonberg Choir; Conceptus Musicus Vien
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Hildegard of Bingen: “Favus distillans”
Sequentia
Benjamin Bagby, conductor
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

William Billings: “I Am Come into My Garden”
The Western Wind
Western Wind Records

Marc Lavry: Song of Songs Oratorio, Op. 137
Aria: “I am black and comely”
Nurit Goren, Soprano
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Marc Lavry, conductor
Courtesy of the Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Anonymous: “Iam hiems transiit”
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi

Edward Bairstow: “I Sat Down”
Choir of All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills
Dale Adelmann, conductor
Gothic Records

Martin de Rivaflecha: “Anima mea”
Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Mark Williams, conductor
Signum Classics

Howard Skempton: “My Beloved Has Gone Down”
Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Mark Williams, conductor
Signum Classics

Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, SV 206
“Pulchra es”
Ann Monoyios, Marinella Pennicchi, sopranos
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Archiv

John Dunstable: “Quam pulchra es”
The Hilliard Ensemble
John Hillier, conductor
EMI

Orlando de Lassus: “Veni, dilecte mi”
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi 807489 

Shelf Discovery (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

Most recent piece in this series:

Shelf Discovery: The Second Husband by Kate White

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the Shelf Discovery series | 03:00

Thesecondhusband_small Each week on Shelf Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kamer offers listeners a brief look inside the pages of a new book. From mysteries to memoirs, classics to chick lit, busy readers are sure to find plenty of picks to add to their shelves. On this week's show, Kristin follows a widow’s search for answers about her husband—and the one who came before him—in Kate White’s The Second Husband.

To read the full review, visit NightsAndWeekends.com.

Spoiler Alert Radio (Series)

Produced by MergingArts Productions

Most recent piece in this series:

Reg Harkema - Canadian Writer, Director, and Editor - Monkey Warfare, Manson, My Name Is Evil, Super Duper Alice Cooper, Orphan Black, The Kids In The Hall: Comedy Punks

From MergingArts Productions | Part of the Spoiler Alert Radio series | 29:00

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Reg is a three-time Genie Award nominee for editing for the films: Bruce MacDonald's Hard Core Logo, and Don McKellar's films Last Night and Childstar.

Reg's other editing credits include the films: Guy Maddin's Twilight Of The Ice Nymphs and Goon, as well as more recently the television series: BittenSensitive SkinOrphan Black, and Condor.

Reg's work as Feature Film Director includes: Monkey Warfare and Manson, My Name Is Evil.

Reg co-wrote and directed the documentary, Super Duper Alice Cooper, and recently directed the documentary, The Kids In The Hall: Comedy Punks.

Love Greetings

From WGUC/ WVXU | 01:56:23

Celebrate Valentine's Day with classical music that is passionate, bold and affirming - along with gentler tunes that play like soft musical caresses.

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Wguccolorsm_small Present a sweetheart of a music special this Valentine's Day. Love Greetings, hosted and produced by Mark Perzel, Executive Producer at WGUC in Cincinnati, evokes romance in music and words. The program is a thoughtful mix of symphonic, chamber and vocal music designed to provide the perfect accompaniment for a romantic candlelit evening at home with a loved one. The two-hour broadcast offers listeners a sampling of romantic classical music favorites intermingled with beautiful poetry and tales of grand passion and tragedy. Love Greetings couples melodies that are passionate, bold and affirming with gentler tender tunes that play like soft musical caresses. The pieces were selected to evoke feelings of romance and passion in both mood and tone. Not all were written with love in mind, but each of the melodies will touch the heart. Love Greetings features classical music pieces including works by Rachmaninoff, Vivaldi, Puccini and Pachelbel. The musical program is beautifully complemented by passages from the romantic writings and poetry of William Shakespeare, Richard Bach and William Butler Yeats, as well as composers Robert Schumann, Hector Berlioz and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Pianist Janina Fialkowska

From WQXR | 01:58:00

Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska gives a varied solo recital at The Frick Collection. A longtime presence in the music world, Fialkowska has performed with nearly every leading orchestra in North America, as well as ensembles on other continents, such as the London, Israel and Hong Kong Philharmonics.

A prize-winner at Radio Canada’s National Talent Festival and Arthur Rubenstein’s inaugural Master Piano Competition, as well as many others, she was the subject of an award-winning documentary called "The World of Janina Fialkowska."

In 2002, Fialkowska’s career was put on hold as she was diagnosed with shoulder cancer. In 2010, she returned to performing a full concert schedule and this concert marks Fialkowska’s return to the New York stage.

Known particularly for her interpretations of Chopin, Fialkowska performs two waltzes, two mazurkas and a scherzo.

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Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces
Arietta, Op. 12, No. 1 
Butterfly (Sommerfugl), Op. 43, No. 1 
Notturno, Op. 54, No. 3 (1891)
The Brooklet (Baekken), Op. 62, No. 4 
March of the Trolls (Trolltog), Op. 54, No. 3 
Remembrances (Etterklang), Op. 71, No. 7
— Janina Fialkowska, piano.

Franz Schubert: Four Impromtus, D. 935, Op. Posth. 142
— Janina Fialkowska, piano.

Joseph Fiala Quartet in F Major for Oboe and Strings, No. 2
— Adaskin Trio; Tom Gallante, oboe.

Anton Webern Langsamer Satz 
— Quarteto Quiroga.

Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in E Minor, Op. Posth.
Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3
Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka in C Major, Op. 56, No. 2
Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka in C Minor, Op. 56, No. 3
Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
Frédéric Chopin:  Waltz in C Sharp minor (encore)
— Janina Fialkowska, piano.

Franz Schubert: "Death and the Maiden"
— Bennewitz String Quartet

Feminine Fusion (Series)

Produced by WCNY

Most recent piece in this series:

S06 EP48: Black and White, 7/30/2022

From WCNY | Part of the Feminine Fusion series | 58:30

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"Rather than talking about the lack of female trumpeters in the 19th century, we should upgrade the women who played instruments and developed the art of piano playing."  - Lisa Karin Meling

 

In the 19th century, every gentle lady was expected to play the piano with some proficiency.  There is a tremendous depth to the piano repertoire, and women have stepped out of the parlor and onto the concert stage with incredible performances.  We'll hear several talented women on this episode, in solo and concert works.

 

Black and White

 

Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Prelude in C Minor, Op. 23, No. 7
Vera Gornostaeva, piano
"Discovering a Legend: Vera Gornostaeva, Vol. 2"
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Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Prelude in A Minor, Op. 32, No. 8
Vera Gornostaeva, piano
"Discovering a Legend: Vera Gornostaeva, Vol. 2"
LP Classics 1005

Robert Schumann:  Arabeske
Kumi Matsuo, piano
"Kumi Matsuo plays Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel"
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Leos Janacek:  In the Mists
Monica Chew, piano
"Tender & Strange"
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Barbara Pentland:  Small Pieces for a Shrinking Planet
Rea Beaumont, piano
"A Shrinking Planet"
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Anton Rubinstein:  Caprice Russe
Anna Shelest, piano
The Orchestra Now; Neeme Järvi, conductor
"Anton Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4; Caprice Russe"
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Reel Discovery (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

Most recent piece in this series:

Reel Discovery: The Forgiven

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the Reel Discovery series | 03:00

Theforgiven_small Each week on Reel Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer takes a quick look at the latest in movies -- from the hottest new blockbusters to little-known indies and even Blu-ray releases. Whether you prefer explosive action movies or quiet dramas, you're sure to discover something worth watching. On the latest show, Kristin ends up in the middle of clashing cultures when a weekend party in the desert ends in tragedy in The Forgiven.

To read more, visit NightsAndWeekends.com.

for Memorial Day -- Scott Simon hosts Alan Seeger: Instrument of Destiny

From Murray Street Productions | 58:29

From the trenches of The Great War, Alan Seeger's poems, letters and diaries spring to life in the voices of Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine.

Recorded just before lockdown in the Cathedral, Patrick Zimmerli's new oratorio "Alan Seeger: Instrument of Destiny" fuses Seeger's formal writing with monkish chants and 20th Century music. Scott Simon hosts this moving hour of tribute to all those who saw combat, and those who awaited them at home

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 A One Hour Memorial Day Special   

 Alan Seeger: Instrument of Destiny

A new Oratorio in performance

Broadcast Host: Scott Simon

 

“…Irresistible energy seemed to come from everywhere:

classical forms, jazz harmonies and Arvo Part-like meditations were all on tap...”

 

wrote the New York Times about Patrick Zimmerli.  The composer and saxophonist, whose recent collaborators include Brad Mehldau, Luciana Souza, the choir Mikrokosmos, and pianist Ethan Iverson, turns now to the Cathedral Chorus of St. John the Divine.  Weaving opera, jazz and choral traditions, Zimmerli brings Alan Seeger’s poems, letters and diaries alive in a compelling music special.   Our broadcast host is NPR’s Scott Simon.

The 59 minute Memorial and Veterans Day music special, produced by Steve Rathe and David Goren for Murray Street is available beginning March, 2021, from PRX.


Paris-based director Mirabelle Ordinaire conceived this work and wrote the libretto, gathering from Seeger’s words a whirlwind of emotions and poignant battle scenes. She directs productions with New York’s Metropolitan Opera and, the Paris Opera, and other companies in works from Berlioz to Mozart and Stravinsky to Weill.

Cathedral Choir Conductor Kent Tritle has been called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world” by the NY Times. He directs Cathedral Music at St. John the Divine and Musica Sacra as well as the Oratorio Society of New York. He teaches at Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School.

Scott Simon is a journalist and host of NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday”.  Author of books ranging from biography to memoir to mystery, he has reported from every state, five continents and ten wars.  He brings a deep humanity to his work in every medium.

Featured soloists: 

Vocalist Alex Richardson is in his fifth season on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He has sung major roles with the New York City Opera and solos with The Boston Symphony Orchestra and at Spoleto USA. His performance illuminates  

Pianist and composer Thomas Enhco’s jazz and classical performances can be heard on the Verve, Deutsche Grammophon and Sony Music labels. His melodies here bring both a light touch of classical repertoire and a thorough knowledge of jazz and improvisation.

David Rozenblatt is a drummer, percussionist and composer whose works have earned Grammy nominations in both classical and popular fields. He is the composer of five original ballets, as well as chamber, orchestral and operatic works. His multiple percussion parts bring gravity, swing and explosive energy to the Zimmerli-Seeger Oratorio.

The professional Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine sets the standard for music at the Cathedral, both in worship and in concert. Its members include some of New York City’s finest singers, many accomplished soloists in their own right.

Photos available:  Alan Seeger; Patrick Zimmerli; Mirabelle Ordinaire; Kent Tritle conducting; Tenor Alex Richardson; The Cathedral Choir; Pianist Thomas Encho

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Says You! Full Hour Show (Series)

Produced by Says You!

Most recent piece in this series:

SY-2640: SaysYou! 2640 (726R), 7/1/2022

From Says You! | Part of the Says You! Full Hour Show series | 51:00

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Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley Episode #220630

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:58:01

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for Folk Alley's midyear summer roundup of favorite music of 2022 (so far). Hear songs by Mavis Staples & Levon Helm, Judy Collins, Leyla McCalla, Tré Burt, Jake Blount, Mama's Broke, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Pharis & Jason Romero, and so much more!

The New England Connection

From Capital Public Radio | Part of the Connections series | 59:00

It is the birthplace of Thanksgiving, the Boston Tea Party, and the Revolutionary War. The home of maple syrup and blazing autumn color.
And the cradle of American music.

Join host Stephen Peithman for a tribute to New England in vocal, instrumental and orchestral works from the 17th to 20th centuries--on the next Connections.

Newengland_connection_small It is the birthplace of Thanksgiving, the Boston Tea Party, and the Revolutionary War. The home of maple syrup and blazing autumn color. And the cradle of American music. Join host Stephen Peithman for a tribute to New England in vocal, instrumental and orchestral works from the 17th to 20th centuries--on the next Connections.