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Terrance McKnight brings you a new edition of All Ears exploring composers who maintain their personal identities through their music.

Coco Chanel said, "a girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”" Oscar Wilde said, "be yourself; everyone else is already taken." Nadia Boulanger, the legendary composition teacher, put it this way: "It’s always necessary to be yourself –that is a mark of genius itself.”"

This edition of All Ears begins with music by Nadia Boulanger and features her students and other composers whose music casts a shadow that is unmistakably its own.

Playlist

 

Pieces (2) for Cello and Piano

Nadia Boulanger

Roland Pidioux, cello

Emile Naoumoff, piano

Marco Polo

 

Many Faces

Foday Musa Suso

Foday Musa Suso, kpra

Orange Mountain Music

 

Impromptu No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 25

Gabriel Faure

Kathyrn Stott, piano

Hyperion

 

Lullaby

George Gershwin

Amherst Saxophone Quartet

MCA

 

Pillaging Music

Nico Muhly

Samuel Z. Solomin, percussion

Nico Muhly, piano, celeste

 

Modern Love Waltz

Phillip Glass

Margaret Leng Tan, toy pianos

 

Orion: The Gambia

Phillip Glass

Phillip Glass Ensemble

Michael Riesman, conductor

Foday Musa Suso, kora

Orange Mountain Music

 

Bach: Preludes and Fugues, WTC Bk II

Glenn Gould, piano

CBS

 

McFerrin: Song for Amadeus

Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin, vocals

Chic Corea, piano

Sony