Happy Being Alone...Sometimes

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

New York City view (flickr/emry)

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.

Playlist

Greg Pliska: Wedding Song

Gowanus Radio Orchestra

Pliska

 

Tomasso Albinoni: Adagio for Strings in G Minor

Orpheus  Chamber Orchestra

Deutsche Grammophone

 

 

Frederick Rzewski-Coming Together

Eighth Blackbird

Cedille

 

Traditional- Let Us Break Bread Together

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

Philips

 

Patrick Burke- All Together Now

NOW Ensemble

New Amsterdam

 

Englebert Humperdinck: Marriage Against Their Will Overture No. 2

Bamberg Symphony; Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor

Koch

 

Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello

Nigel Kennedy, Violin; Lynn Harrell, Cello

Angel/EMI

 

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

Hungaroton

 

Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic: Royal Wedding

Kronos Quartet; Wu Man, pipa

Nonesuch

 

Judd Greenstein: Folk Music

NOW Ensemble

New Amsterdam

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Comments [1]

robin banff

you do such great shows!
When is Writer's Almanac returning?

Jul. 21 2012 10:02 PM

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