Happy Being Alone...Sometimes

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Half of the residents of Manhattan live alone, a fact that was recently highlighted by the mayor's invitation to developers to design a "micro apartment" no bigger than 300 square feet. 

Even so, most people thrive on some form of community, and the music on this show celebrates partnerships and togetherness. There's a wedding song, a tribute to marriage and words spoken from a crowded New York prison cell.

If you live alone by choice then this show celebrates that impulse through the lens of relationships, marriage and sounds associated with having others in your space. Host Terrance McKnight revels in both worlds; perhaps it's balancing the two that's most healthy.


Greg Pliska: Wedding Song

Gowanus Radio Orchestra



Tomasso Albinoni: Adagio for Strings in G Minor

Orpheus  Chamber Orchestra

Deutsche Grammophone



Frederick Rzewski-Coming Together

Eighth Blackbird



Traditional- Let Us Break Bread Together

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Alexander Gibson, conductor; Jessye Norman, Soprano;



Patrick Burke- All Together Now

NOW Ensemble

New Amsterdam


Englebert Humperdinck: Marriage Against Their Will Overture No. 2

Bamberg Symphony; Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor



Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello

Nigel Kennedy, Violin; Lynn Harrell, Cello



Aaron Copland: Old American Songs: The Boatman’s Dance

National Gallery Vocal Ensemble

Koch International


Igor Stravinsky:  Les Noces (The Wedding)

Slovak Philharmonic Chorus; Eotvos, conductor



Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic: Royal Wedding

Kronos Quartet; Wu Man, pipa



Judd Greenstein: Folk Music

NOW Ensemble

New Amsterdam