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Saturday, March 31, 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 [2]

imran from Bedford TX

This program is a breath of fresh air. I'm a music student and I really enjoy listening to your program and also your commentary, tho I am not easily offended. Please keep on broadcasting!

Apr. 15 2012 02:33 PM
Frederick Willman from Madison, WI

Terrance, I have no idea what you are playing at the time I hear it, or the artist, recording company, etc.

Why does QXR make this so difficult?

Best, Fred Willman

Mar. 31 2012 10:35 PM

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