Lucky, blessed, fortunate – whatever you call it, the fact that each of us is breathing at this moment is a gift. This week’s program samples music that speaks to the gift of life.
Airs Saturday nights at 10pm on WQXR
All Ears with Terrance McKnight is a weekly show about musical discovery. Covering a wide range of styles, genres and periods, the show celebrates the diverse musical passions of its host, Terrance McKnight, as well as occasional guests -- including performers, composers, choreographers, critics and others. As music and ideas are experienced side by side, the power of music to transform is revealed and celebrated.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
It's that time of year when we get rid of clutter and reorganize our homes. With that in mind, host Terrance McKnight looks at music and musical styles to which pack-rat composers keep coming back.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
This week's show focuses on music that moves at a walking pace. From Scott Joplin's "A Real Slow Drag" to South African composer Kevin Volans's "Walking Song" this program explores the serenity, drama, and agitation expressed in music that moves at a slow tempo.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Tonight at 10 pm: All Ears is All Women, and the playlist stretches from Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn to Tania Leon, Joann Falletta, Valerie Coleman and Jennifer Higdon.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Host Terrance McKnight returns this week with music and findings about the New York composer and conductor Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Tonight at 10 pm, Marika Hughes takes a closer listen to the instruments on the low end of the register, the ones that lay down the foundation but don’t always get featured in the spotlight.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
This week, host Terrance McKnight explores music by American, French and Canadian composers that represents the ideals of liberty, equality and self awakening.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Hear what happens when pop and classical flavors collide. Guest host Lauren Rico delves into the musical alter egos of Sting, Michael Bolton, Billy Joel and Renée Fleming, among others.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Old and new, near and far, secret and public, guest host Lauren Rico explores the beautiful delights that composers and songwriters have nurtured over the centuries.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Guest host Mariko Hughes presents an eclectic mix that includes small ensembles that perform traditional fare, pieces with non-Western instruments like the kora, and even a bit of jazz. Listen to the full show.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Tonight at 10 pm, composers and songwriters whose work has been inspired by the nativity, from Monteverdi to Arvo Part, Charpentier to the late John Tavener.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Duke Ellington's classic "In a Sentimental Mood" sets the stage for an evening of nostalgic moments. Our soundtrack for a journey down memory lane includes works by Bach, Janacek, De Falla and others.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
This edition of All Ears was programmed days before the passing of Madiba (Nelson Mandela) but some striking connections arose as we put the final touches on the evening.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
This week, All Ears explores music which transports the listener to a different time and place. Stops along the journey include Purcell's Dido's Lament, Cage's She is Asleep and Ellington’s Liberian Suite: Dance No. 3.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
On this Saturday night, we sample music that symbolizes the ease, spiritual searching, religiosity, and quiet clamor that make Sunday mornings uniquely special.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Terrance McKnight brings you a new edition of All Ears exploring composers who maintain their personal identities through their music.
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Goethe once said, "music starts where words end." But what about when the words continue and the music joins in? All Ears celebrates this overlap tonight at 10 pm.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
This week, All Ears honors All Saints and All Souls Day, two religious holidays dating back to the Second Century A.D.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
If you have fond memories of a place, if only through music, it's nice to go back there sometimes. On this edition of All Ears, hear compositions that might remind you of home.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
This edition of All Ears looks at how music written for piano is re-purposed for string quartet, jazz quartet and symphony orchestra.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Through film and TV, composers like Lalo Schifrin (Mission: Impossible), Carter Burwell (almost every Coen Brothers film) and Gershwin (countless films) have all penetrated our collective ear.