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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Duke Ellington once said “There are two kinds of music -- good music and the other kind.” A conclusion like this can be made by anyone of us. We all have the right to express our opinions against whether or not a musician's artistic expression is acceptable to our tastes.

Sometimes art can downright offend us. On tonight's All Ears, we explore the varying degrees in which offensiveness rules over taste, brushing closely against our sensitivities.

Just as art offends, so does music.




Indian Love Call

Wayne, Kahn

Louis Armstrong, trumpet; Carroll Dickerson, violin, director

Disques Swing


Volume Three: Study No. 10

Conlon Nancarrow



Nocturne No. 13 in c minor, Op. 48/1

Frederic Chopin/Jacques Loussier




Astor Piazzolla

Imani Winds




Erik Satie

Erik Lindren, piano



Frog's Eye

Evan Ziporyn

Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Gil Rose, conductor



Piccaninny shoes

Noble Sissle/Eubie Blake

Paul Robeson, bass-baritone



Symphony No.1

Kurt Weill

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Antony Beaumont, conductor



Forbidden Fruit

John Zorn

Kromos Quartet

Christian Marclay, turntables; Ohta Hiromi, vocals




Louis Andriessen

Bang on a Can All-Stars



Improvisiation 9Saxophone Solo)

Eugene J. Bozza

Paquito D'Rivera, saxophone



Concerto for saxophone and strings in E-flat, Op. 109

Alexander Glazunov

New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra

Jorma Panula, conductor

Pekka Savijoki, saxophone



Hymnodic Delays

Ingram Marshall

Theatre of Voices

Paul Hillier, conductor


Comments [6]

I'm glad you all listen to my show. We'll post the playlist shortly. you'll also be able to listen again when it is archived. thanks!

Jan. 23 2012 09:32 AM

I absolutely LOVED falling asleep to the choral piece that was played last night, but as someone else mentioned, I didn't quite catch the title or composer... I believe it was slightly contemporary, though at times sounded as if it could be quite old.

Jan. 22 2012 12:11 PM
Ka from Nyc

Can you please post a playlist?

Jan. 22 2012 09:13 AM
Edgar Colón-Hernández from Jersey City, NJ

I really enjoyed the piece by Ziporin; thanks for playing it. However, when Mr. McKnight announced the name of the piece when it concluded, I could not understand what he said. Could you please tell what the piece is called and what label it is recorded on. Thank.

Jan. 22 2012 01:40 AM
evergreen from nyc

That last piece was extraordinary. I gotmthat it was sung by Paul Hillier's Theatre of voices, but I didn't get the title of the piece. What was it.
I also thought the syncopated Chopin was compelling.

Jan. 22 2012 12:06 AM

awful noise

Jan. 21 2012 11:05 PM

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