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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Music can be functional. There are calls to rise and rest, to be alert and to meditate. Music helps people pray and to communicate with nature. On tonight's All Ears, we explore sounds and songs which allow us to feel those calls.

We hear a prayer for the Virgin Mary, Ave Maria sung by Chanticleer, and showcase a Native American sunrise melody performed by Ethel. Other selections on the show include prolific Chinese composer and conductor Zhou Long's dreamlike Secluded Orchid featuring the erhu, pipa, cello and percussion, as well as a piano lullaby composed by Anat Fort.

 

Playlist:

Franz Biebl: Ave Maria. Chanticleer
Chanticleer Label

Alexander Grechaninov: Lullaby. Paul Robeson, bass-baritone
Angel/EMI

Ethel and J. Bilagody: Zuni Sunrise Call. Ethel
Truck Stop Project

Anat Fort: Lullaby .
Anat Fort, piano
Andreas Henze, bass
Heinrich Koebberling, drums
Aaron Stewart, tenor saxophone
Dan Nadel, guitar
Anat Fort Label

Charles Ives: Variations on "America".  Charles Ives
St Louis Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin,  conductor
RCA

Gaudencio Thiago de Mello: Chants for the Chief.
Brazilian Native Chants, arr. Thiago de M.&C. Barbosa-Lima
Sharon Isbin, guitar
Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, percussion
Virgin

Michael Torke: Four Proverbs.
Argo Band
Michael Torke, conductor
Catherine Bott, soprano
Argo

David Chesky: Psalm I.
Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Stephen Somary, conductor
Christian Richter, violin
Chesky Label

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Deep River.
William Chapman Nyaho, piano
MSR

Mark Dancigers: Hanging There.
NOW Ensemble
New Amsterdam Label

Zhou Long: Secluded Orchid.
Zhou Long, conductor
Wang Guowei, erhu
Chen Yihan, pipa
Fred Sherry, cello
Frank Cassara, percussion
Delos

John Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
John Adams, conductor
Nonesuch

Frederic Chopin/Jacques Loussier: Nocturne No. 16 in E-flat, Op. 55/2.
Jacques Loussier, piano
Telarc

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Comments [3]

Conway, thanks for you note. You were hearing the Clarinet sonata by Brahms.

Sep. 28 2012 07:13 AM
Conway from East Rutherford, NJ

Sorry Terence, I forgot to include my e-mail address for this comment. Here it is: wulfghar@aol.com.
Many thanks ~ Conway...

Conway from East Rutherford, NJ

Hi Terence ~ I hope this finds you well. I'm an avid listener, and contributor to WQXR, and I love your, "All Ears" show. I'm writing to you in order to find out the title of a piece of music that you played last night (Saturday evening 9/22 at about 10: 45). I went to WQXR.org to check out, but the playlist had no times assigned to the various pieces of music. Therefore I couldn't figure out what was playing at 10: 45.

I really loved what I heard, and I'd very much like to know what it was and by what composer.

Many thanks ~ Conway...

Sep. 23 2012 01:52 PM

Sep. 27 2012 02:52 PM
Conway from East Rutherford, NJ

Hi Terence ~ I hope this finds you well. I'm an avid listener, and contributor to WQXR, and I love your, "All Ears" show. I'm writing to you in order to find out the title of a piece of music that you played last night (Saturday evening 9/22 at about 10: 45). I went to WQXR.org to check out, but the playlist had no times assigned to the various pieces of music. Therefore I couldn't figure out what was playing at 10: 45.

I really loved what I heard, and I'd very much like to know what it was and by what composer.

Many thanks ~ Conway...

Sep. 23 2012 01:52 PM

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