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.
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, 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.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
On this edition of All Ears, Terrance McKnight explores composers who have veered outside of the styles for which they are best known.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Balance is the key to healthy living, goes an old saying. But can one ever have too much joy? This week on All Ears, host Terrance McKnight toys with pieces that provide a pleasurable, joyful listening experience.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
A good composer can always convey the spirit of his intentions even if certain details are not easily discernible. This week, Terrance McKnight explores pieces translating those very feelings.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
A few years back, "family values" was a popular catch phrase that spoke to religious and socially conservative thought. But host Terrance McKnight explores the phrase in a different context.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Tonight at 10 pm, Terrance McKnight considers the fact that sometimes it takes a tragedy in our lives to accept a helping hand. On tap are works by Debussy, Satie, Higdon and Lang.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
This week, host Terrance McKnight explores music by American, French and Canadian composers that represents the ideals of liberty, equality and self awakening.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
This week, Terrance McKnight features Kevin James's composition NYC Playground, recorded by the Young People's Chorus of New York, and the Face the Music ensemble performs works by Phil Kline.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
All Ears host Terrance McKnight says that we hear beauty when we hear ourselves, and this week he plays compositions of considerable beauty to the Western psyche.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Public speaking is one of the most common phobias, but not so for host Terrance McKnight. His life-long fear was ornithophobia — a fear of birds.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Cage's non-traditional use of radios, toys, and traditional instruments continues to inform contemporary music. On this edition of All Ears, it's music inspired by radio and other musical toys.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
In this week's episode, Terrance McKnight pairs characteristics of masculinity with music and musical personalities. Musical selections span works by Terry Riley and Philip Glass to Franz Schubert.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
This episode of All Ears is a musical response to the various opinions and passions that continue to drive America's march to true democracy.