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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.



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




George Gershwin

Amherst Saxophone Quartet



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



McFerrin: Song for Amadeus

Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin, vocals

Chic Corea, piano