Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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August 25, 2014
How did composers respond to the violence of WWI?
July 8, 2014
Ruby Braff’s Tribute to Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong came out of the Colored Waifs’ Home in New Orleans and the honky-tonks of the red-light Storyville district. Then and ever after Louis...|
July 7, 2014
Wynton Marsalis on Louis Armstrong
“What we play,” Louis Armstrong said, “is life.” We’re learning that Louis Armstrong was not just the world’s greatest trumpet player, not just the most...|
June 18, 2014
Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue
In advance of our show with the jazz pianist Vijay Iyer this Thursday, we dug through our old Connection archives and found this wonderful conversation...|
April 24, 2014
Norman Lebrecht: Why Not Mahler?
Norman Lebrecht is the English culture buff and blogger, author of Why Mahler? How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World. He’s made a...|
April 24, 2014
What’s So Great About Mahler?
This week we're taking on Gustav Mahler, and his farewell Ninth Symphony. The irresistible, inexhaustible Ninth has inspired the admiration of musicians, writers, and composers...|
April 22, 2014
“Rite of Spring” Revival
On the way to our show with Benjamin Zander on Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9 this Thursday, we're revisiting a show we did with him...|
March 31, 2014
Speaking of Music Again: Oliver Sacks
We've been contemplating the mysteries of music over the past few weeks, since our conversations with Gunther Schuller and Richard Powers. Perhaps the essential question...|
March 24, 2014
Gustavo Dudamel: Stardust from El Sistema Heaven
This is how we make music in Gustavo Dudamel’s world: intense focus, intense fun together. For 60 minutes or so, El Sistema-trained teenagers from public...|
March 20, 2014
Gunther Schuller: A Life in Pursuit of...
We're picking up the thread of a long conversation with Gunther Schuller. He’s the man who first mapped a Third Stream of “jazzical” music between...|
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