Fighting for the Write

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This weekend, when Americans pause to celebrate and remember those who died while serving in the military, many families have recent memories. Nearly 7,000 of our service men and women have lost their lives since 2001. 

All Ears pauses this weekend to single out a few composers from around the world who enlisted in the service of their country. In essence, these musicians were willing to die to protect their ability to practice their craft.


25.X.1893 -A memorial to Tchaikovsky. Lullaby No. 2
Valentin Solvestrov
Cailino String Quartet
Louth Contemporary Music Society

Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett

Sonata for Violin and Cello
Maurice Ravel
Nigel Kennedy
Lynn Harrell

David Baker
Anne Akiko Meyers
Andre Michel-Schub

Look Down on Us
Yungchen Llahmo
Yungchen Llahmo, vocals
Real World

Fantasia on Russian Themes
Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov
Abbey Road Ensemble
Lawrence Foster, conductor
Itzhak Perlman, violin

Children's March
Percy Grainger
Dallas Wind Symphony
Jerry Junkin
Reference Recordings

Memory Song
Meredith Monk
Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble

The River
Richard Crandell
Richard Crandell, mbira
Cyro Baptista, percussion

Night Prayers
Giya Kanchelli
Kronos Quartet
Jan Gabarek

Agnus Dei
Samuel Barber
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano