Tired Energy

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Change requires energy. But oddly enough, it’'s often when people become tired that they find the energy to do things differently. This week, host Terrance McKnight riffs on the idea of “being tired” and the music that results from composers who strove for change and development.

McKnight says he got the show idea while waiting on the subway platform when a guy ranted about being tired of everything, from waiting on the train to people talking loudly.



Gregorian Chant

Choir of the Benedictine Abbey of Monserrat

Milan 35668


Ad te levavl

Giovanni Palestrina

Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Richard Marlow, conductor

Chandos 0732


Fads and Fancies in the Academy

John Cage

Essential Music

Mode 55


Bagatelles Op 126

Ludwig van Beethoven

Stephen Kovacevich, piano

Angel/EMI 56148


Prelude No. 1 in C

Johann Sebastian Bach

Jacgues Loussier, piano

Vincent Charbonnier, double bass

Andre Arpino, drums


Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor

Vladimir Horowitz, piano

RCA 60523


El Salon Mexico

Aaron Copland/ Bernstein

Maki Namekawa, piano

Dennis Russell Davies, piano

AVI 8553116


Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp minor

Hazel Scott

Classical Records 1308



Maurice Ravel

Laurent Korcia, violin

Michael Wedeberg, piano

Astree 5066


Blue in Green

Louiz Banks, piano

Ron Carter, bass

Shankar Mahadevan, vocals

Wallace Roney, trumpet


Purple Haze

Jimi Hendrix

Kronos Quartet

Nonesuch 79111


The Housewife'’s Lament

Frederic Rzewski

Nonesuch 79623

Comments [3]

Barbara Hannah Grufferman from New York, NY

New way to play Jimi Hendrix on WQXR? This is why I, and everyone should, support this station. And, why I tune in from 6am until midnight most days. Incredible.

Apr. 13 2013 11:40 PM
ken laufer from Manhattan

Fantastic stuff by John Cage! Was that all by John Cage (right before the Beethoven Bagatelles)? I know his prepared piano pieces can be entertaining in a delicate sort of way, but this tonight was not a style often associated with Mr. Cage.

Apr. 13 2013 10:52 PM
Barbara Hannah Grufferman from New York, NY

Fantastic program tonight, Terrance!

Apr. 13 2013 10:38 PM

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