Sounds of Crepuscule

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We live through it everyday but "crepuscule" isn't a word most of us ever use. It means twilight, and host Terrance McKnight came across the term when listening to a Thelonious Monk recording. He then discovered several other composers using the same term and evoking a similar mood in composition.  

On this program we'll hear three works with that title and we take a look at Central Park after crepuscule through the ears of Charles Ives. We also hear organist Cameron Carpenter from a performance he gave in The Greene Space. Plus, the weekly music mix.

I Was Glad

Hubert Parrry

Mark Kruczek, organ

Direct Stream


Chorale Prelude, BWV 659

Cameron Carpenter




Concord Sonata:”Alcotts”

Charles Ives

The Greene Space Recording


“Poemes pastorales”: ‘Crepuscule’ (Twilight)

Jules Massenet

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Matthew Hagle, piano



Crepusulos Ernesto Halffter

Guillermo Gonzalez, piano



Crepuscule With Nellie

Thelonious Monk, piano

Al McKibbon, bass

Art Blakey, drums

Jazz life


Central Park in the Dark

Charles Ives

New York Philharmonic

Leonard Bernstein

Deutsche Grammophon


The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Astor Piazzolla

The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

Eduardo Marturet, conductor

Lara St. John



William Grant Still

Kelly Hall Tompkins, violin

Craig Ketter, piano




Jules Mouquet

Atlanta Chamber Winds

Robert Ambrose, conductor




Fancy on a Bach Air

John Corigliano

Yo-Yo Ma, cello



The Night Gatherers

Judd Greenstein

Nadia Sirota, viola

New Amsterdam


Sweet lil Jesus


Leontyne Price, soprano



Death and Transfiguration

Richard Strauss

Philharmonia Orchestra

Herbert von Karajan, conductor