David Garland


David Garland appears in the following:

Rise and Shine and Go to a Concert

Friday, June 11, 2010

This week at a dinner party I met Pam, who left the get-together early. I'm a night owl myself (on the air weekend evenings, after all), but Pam told us that she regularly gets up at 4 am each day. She feels that rising early lets her "own the day," and gives her invaluable time to think and get things done.

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Computer Chorus

Friday, June 04, 2010

Computers both isolate and connect us. Here's a strange, spooky, but pretty-sounding example of this contemporary condition.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

David Garland welcomes baroque orchestra Juilliard415 to the WQXR Studio and speaks with Music Director Monica Huggett about Juilliard's new Historical Performance program, from which Juilliard415 draws its musicians.


Young and Old

Friday, May 21, 2010

This Sunday at 4:05 pm, you'll hear the baroque orchestra Juilliard415 join me in the WQXR Studio to perform and chat. Juilliard415 features graduate-level students from The Juilliard School's new Historical Performance program. So these are young people performing on very old-style instruments.

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Music Connects

Monday, May 10, 2010

Music connects us to composers' ideas and musicians' talent; to emotions and shared experiences; to the secular and the sacred; to other cultures, and to each other. Monday through Friday, May 3-7, from 12-4, a.m. and p.m., I’ll connect you to music that might enlarge your world.

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Mama Said

Friday, May 07, 2010

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and WQXR listeners have already eloquently told us about their mothers' musical influence.

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Traveling Music

Monday, May 03, 2010

Like a journey, music happens in time. Music takes us places. It describes places. Music is a place. Monday through Friday, May 3-7, from 12-4, a.m. and p.m., I’ll be your tour guide on Q2, offering you some musical journeys.

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Going to the Theater

Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm going to the theater more often than I used to.

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Celebrating Marta Eggerth

Friday, April 16, 2010

This Saturday, April 17, Hungarian-born singer Marta Eggerth will celebrate her 98th birthday. Knowing Marta, as I’m fortunate to, she will surely have a lively celebration with humor and music.

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Sing Theory

Friday, December 11, 2009

I love the way radio brings music directly to the listener. Gigantic symphonies can become an intimate experience; a full opera is staged in the imagination of each listener; great performers play for you as you sit comfortably at home or in your car. It's a beautiful way to experience music, but it's not a substitute for attending a live performance. The experience of the living, breathing moment music is made, in the presence of the musicians and other listeners, adds another dimension altogether.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

In the comments on last week's blog, listener Michael wrote of the "brilliantly talented artists" who worked in advertising in the mid-20th Century. He's right, they certainly were brilliant.

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Son of a Mad Man

Saturday, November 07, 2009

As the first half of the final season of "Mad Men" debuts tonight on AMC, we revisit a remembrance by host David Garland of his own "Mad Men"-esque childhood.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

I was moved when reading the many passionate comments on my previous blog post. I'm keen to know what you have to say, so please express yourself, and keep the comments coming.

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Who's Out There?

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Who needs radio? Online, you can pursue your enthusiasms to their deepest nooks and crannies, but with radio, you have no control over content. In this age of digital dissemination, when everything is available all the time, when you can use your computer to seek and find practically any recording you can think of, why would you listen to the radio?

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