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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: Made in Manhattan by Lauren Layne

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

Madeinmanhattan_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 young socialite on a quest to transform a laidback Southern boy into a New York City CEO in Lauren Layne’s Made in Manhattan.


To read the full review, visit NightsAndWeekends.com.

Spoiler Alert Radio (Series)

Produced by MergingArts Productions

Most recent piece in this series:

Maya Maffioli - Film Editor - Beast, Kingdom of Us, Dau, Rocks, Ali And Ava, Encounter

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

Encounter_mm_original_small Maya grew up in Italy and moved to the UK, attending the National Film and Television School, working with classmate Michael Pearce on his short films, Rite and Keeping Up with the Joneses, as well as his BAFTA-winning debut feature film Beast, and Michael Pearce's next film Encounter, starring Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer.

Maya's other feature film projects include the art film project DAU, the documentary Kingdom Of Us, the BAFTA-winning coming of age film Rocks, and Clio Barnard's latest feature, Ali & Ava.

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 Ep22: Winter Light, 1/29/2022

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

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“To go in the dark with a light is to know the light." - Wendell Berry

The days have been growing longer, but now is the time we truly start to feel that return to light.  Today, works by women about light.  We also share some of the composers thoughts about their works along the way.

 

Music on this episode:

Lori Laitman: Equations of the Light
Sari Gruber, soprano; Robert McPherson, tenor; Lori Laitman, piano
"Becoming a Redwood"
Albany 865

Hilary Tann: Light from the Cliffs
Max Lifschitz, piano
"American Women Composers"
NorthSouth 1043

Jennifer Higdon: Light Refracted
Lark Quartet
Blair McMillen, piano; Todd Palmer, clarinet
"Jennifer Higdon: An Exaltation of Larks"
Bridge 9379

Persis Parshall Vehar: City of Light
John Fullam, clarinet
Buffalo Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
"City of Light"
Mark Masters 8643

Heidi Jacob: Winter Light
Barbara Govatos, violin; Charles Abramovic, piano
"Beneath Winter Light"
Navona 5985

Red Barn Radio #201010

From WEKU | Part of the Red Barn Radio series | 01:56:00

Red Barn Radio offers two stand-alone hours each week. Hour 1 is an episode from the archives from 2016. Hour 2 is the latest recording on the Red Barn Stage, in 2020. Available as a one or two-hour program, supplemented by 30 min. divisions, and promo material.

35247681_10156867472018072_5551617058283716608_n_small Red Barn Radio offers two stand-alone hours each week. Hour 1 is an episode from the archives from 2016. Hour 2 is the latest recording on the Red Barn Stage, in 2020. Available as a one or two-hour program, supplemented by 30 min. divisions, and promo material.

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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Reel Discovery (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

Most recent piece in this series:

Reel Discovery: Confession

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

Confession_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 sits down with an armed man and a priest for a late-night talk in Confession.

To read more, visit NightsAndWeekends.com.

Folk Alley #210624

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:58:00

Folk Alley host Elena See presents an exciting, eclectic and intelligent mix of the best traditional folk, Americana, contemporary singer/songwriters, and roots music, from the latest releases, classics, and exclusive in-studio Folk Alley Sessions and live concert recordings. Two discreet hours each week. Available as a one- or two-hour program.

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week on Folk Alley join Elena See to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Joni Mitchell's album 'Blue', plus a newly remastered version of one of her earliest songs; new music from Martin Sexton, John Reischman, the Small Glories + Darling West, Sunny War, Bill & the Belles, and Amy Helm; classics from John Prine and New Grass Revival; and more.

In hour two, hear more new releases from Steep Canyon Rangers, Them Coulee Boys, Amanda Anne Platte & the Honeycutters, Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg, Anna Tivel, Watchhouse, Bowerbirds, Hiss Golden Messenger, and much more!

Says You! Full Hour Show (Series)

Produced by Says You!

Most recent piece in this series:

SY-2617: Says You 2617 806R, 1/21/2022

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 #220120

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:58:00

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music by Keb' Mo', Drew & Ellie Holcomb, Eric Brace and Last Train Home, Maya de Vitry, Aoife O'Donovan, and Jake Xerxes Fussell; classics from John Hartford and Townes Van Zandt; plus favorites from Mandolin Orange (now Watchhouse), Hawktail, Rosanne Cash, Mipso, and more.

In hour two, it's more new music by Punch Brothers, The Whitmore Sisters, Spell Songs featuring Seckou Keita, and Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters; plus more favorites from Joy Oladokun, Lula Wiles, Tré Burt, 
Boubacar Traoré; and a classic from James Taylor.

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.