The Drama of Passover

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Charlton Heston in 'The Ten Commandments' Charlton Heston in 'The Ten Commandments' (Screenshot from DVD)

Part of the experience of the Jewish Passover is telling the story of the Exodus from Egypt. The story of Moses has also made it to the silver screen a few times.

David Garland presents music that's been written to help convey the drama of Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt and out of slavery, including scores for "The Ten Commandments," "Moses the Lawgiver" and "Prince of Egypt."

Comments [9]


I think it's truely sad that during these uncertain economic times there are many college radio stations that maintain an archive program (for two week periods) and WQXR either cannot or will not archive programs such as "Movies On the Radio".

May. 18 2014 10:16 AM
Paul M Pettigrew from Perth, Western Australia

I listened to last Saturday's programme (9am Sunday morning) and it was well worth it!
I'll be in London for 6 weeks during July-August. Unfortunately, this means the show would be on at 2am local time! Fat chance of listening then!!
Obviously, no one in the UK/Europe are interested?
I had thought that - in step with the BBC, Radio France, (Australian) ABC, Deutsche Welle and so on – that WQXR would continue to provide ongoing archiving even if only for a week!! Parochialism taken to a new level!!
I note that programmes subsequent to this one have had no comments posted. Maybe there's lots less listeners?

May. 02 2014 09:52 PM

As per an e-mail I received from one of WQXR's directors, "Movies On The Radio" is no longer being archived. Sad!

Apr. 28 2014 04:20 PM
Paul M Pettigrew from Perth, Western Australia

It would be nice if Mr Garland explained just what's happened rather than sniffily informing us to simply "listen to the broadcast" on Saturday evening (in my case, Sunday morning)…
From the lack of comments regarding the (re-hashed) April 19 programme, I can only assume his audience has dwindled somewhat?
What a dreadful — not to say tragic — loss! This was a truly enjoyable and fulfilling show!! Something I looked forward to every week!!!

Apr. 25 2014 03:25 AM
John Kaufman from Allston, Ma

Every week, I looked forward to streaming Movies on the Radio. I'm very sorry I'm no longer able to do that. This is a definite loss. I fail to understand why it happened. Good bye, David Garland. I'm gonna miss you.

Apr. 19 2014 10:25 PM
Paul M Pettigrew from Perth, W Australia

In other words, the WQXR Budget has been further cut such that there is NO streaming audio available! I'll have to listen "live" at 9 o'clock on Sunday morning (West Australian time) or not at all!
Why not state that "up front" instead of waffling-on about being able to listen on-line in your earlier programmes?
I must say it's a sad day that this has happened!

Apr. 14 2014 08:27 PM
David Garland

The way to hear the show is to listen to the broadcast, Saturday nights at 9 pm EST, on WQXR FM 105.9, or world-wide on

Apr. 14 2014 03:06 PM
Paul M Pettigrew from Western Australia

You're wasting your time bothering.
There's been no streaming for a few weeks now!
It looks like either David Garland has retired and the show is operated remotely or it's going into mothballs. Without the ability to provide some sort of "playback" why does WQXR bother promoting it on the Web?

Apr. 13 2014 07:40 PM
John Buchanan from Chicago, IL

I cannot find a link to actually play the show online.
Can you help?

Apr. 13 2014 11:10 AM

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