Host Keith Brown writes:
Over more than a quarter century of lyric theater broadcasting I have always delighted in presenting Mozart's "Masonic" fairy tale opera sometime during the holiday season. Works of operatic fantasy like this fit in so well with all the other entertainments that create the happy childhood memories of Christmastime.
Manchester, CT native Thomas Chapin is remembered as one of the most innovative jazz artists of his generation. Now, nearly 15 years after his death, a film documentary about his life is being produced, and a new set of live 1995 recordings will be issued on December 11.
This week on New World Notes: radio program #249, December 11, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst plays an audio excerpt from Chris Smith's 2009 film, Collapse.
This week on New World Notes: radio program #250, December 18, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst plays an audio excerpt from Chris Smith's 2009 film, Collapse.
On Wednesday, December 19, at 10 p.m., Join Maurice D.Robertson host of Accent on Creative Music, for a live interview with trombonist, Steve Davis and blues guitarist, Eli Williams. They will discuss their upcoming December 22 holiday performance as ell as their current music projects.
This week on New World Notes: radio program #251, December 25, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst takes a comic but critical look at American hypocrisies, religiosity, commercialism, class warfare, and other Christmastime traditions.
Join host David Schonfeld from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Day for "A Classical Christmas". David will play excerpts from some of the hundreds of disks devoted to music of the Christmas season in our vast classical library.
Sunday Afternoon at the Opera Host Keith Brown writes:
The year has rolled around to its conclusion: now's a good time to reflect upon all that has transpired in 2012 by listening to something that takes in the whole world in a single monumental musical composition.
On this final Evening Classics of 2012, guest host David Schonfeld salutes some of the many great musicians and composers who passed away this year.
Among the composers whose works we will sample are: Elliott Carter, Hans Werner Henze, Richard Rodney Bennett, Ravi Shankar, Marvin Hamlisch, and Dave Brubeck.