Music to Remember

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Music is woven into practically every aspect of life.  Hearing particular melodies or rhythms can jar certain memories that may otherwise lay dormant for years.  It's pretty incredible how many lyrics we retain and how many songs we can hum or whistle after not hearing them for years.  On tonight's show Terrance McKnight begins with music that takes us back to summers spent with family, interweaving lullabies and religious music, with various instruments referencing a different time.  Note that not only will composers and songwriters tell their personal stories in music, but they also document our collective history.  We hope the memories are mostly pleasant.

Playlist:

 

Wright, J.B. F.: Precrious Memories

Norsalus McKissick

Shanachie

 

Michael Gordon/David Lang/Julia Wolfe: I Lost a Sock

Cocnerto Koln

Roger Epple, conductor

Teldec

 

Johann Sebastian Bach; Das Wohltemperierte Clavier, Book One: Prelude and Fugue no 12 in f minor, BWV 857

Andrei Vieru, piano

Alpha

 

Gavin Byrars: "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet" (Single Remix)

Gavin Bryars Ensemble

Tom Waits, vocalist

Philips

 

Aunt Molly Jackson: Christmas Eve on the Lower East Side

Aunt Molly Jackson, vocals

Rounder

 

Erik Satie: Messe des Pauvres (Mass of the Poor)

C. Bowers-Broadbent, organ

ECM

 

George Gershwin: "I Got Rhythm" Variations

Paul Barnes, piano

Albany

 

Astor Piazzolla: "Nightclub"

American Saxophone Quartet

Sons/sound

 

Johannes Brahms: Lullaby, Op. 49, No. 4 (Wiegenlied)

Karita Mattila, soprano

Ilmo Ranta, piano

Ondine

 

George Gershwin: Preludes: Prelude II - Blue Lullaby

Alicia Zizzo, piano

MSR

 

Traditional: Kiowa Lullaby

Dorothy White Horse, vocals

Silver Wave

 

Johannes Brahms: Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

London/Decca

 

John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Gwinnett Young Singers

Robert Spano, conductor

Telarc

 

Franz Schubert: Erlkonig, Op. 1, D., 328

thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone

Charles Spencer, piano

RCA

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Comments [2]

Banff, music continues to improve my life, I try to share the learning. Thanks for your comment.

Aug. 23 2012 08:12 AM
banff from conn

You are a GREAT d j! I listen regulary and you improve my life!
Thanks, banff
bring back writers almanac please

Aug. 18 2012 11:44 PM

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