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4:15 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Tune In Saturday At Noon For A Live Broadcast Of Humperdinck's 'Hansel and Gretel'

Christine Rice as Hansel and Aleksandra Kurzak as Gretel in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel.
Credit Cory Weaver / Metropolitan Opera

The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The performance, sung in English and presented as part of the Met's holiday series, stars soprano Heidi Stober as Gretel; mezzo-soprano Christine Rice in her network broadcast debut as Hansel; tenor Robert Brubaker as the wicked Witch who captures them; and Michaela Martens and Dwayne Croft as the parents of the wayward children; Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

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Continuum
2:19 am
Sun December 28, 2014

Continuum: The Feast of Fools

Thais St. Julien and Milton G. Scheuermann, Jr.

This week on Continuum you'll hear excerpts from the Feast of Fools, a post-European Christmas event dating from the Middle Ages.

Occurring between Christmas and Epiphany, this celebration was marked by much license and buffoonery. The clergy and the laity traded places for a day and interesting things happened, particularly in The Mass of the Ass.

You'll hear it from these CDs: The Feast of Fools (The New London Consort) L’Oiseaus-Lyre 433 194-2, and La Fete de L'Ane (Clemencic Consort) Harmonia Mundi HMT 7901036.

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Music
7:52 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Dixie Cups 'Chapel of Love' Turns 50

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 1:28 pm

[Note: This show is from a previous interview that aired on June 4, 2014.]

Fifty years ago, three young women from New Orleans hit it big with the release of their single “Chapel of Love.” The Dixie Cups song was an instant chart-topping hit on the pop and R&B charts, displacing the reigning champs of the Billboards, The Beatles, and reclaiming the charts for American musicians in the midst of the British invasion.

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Continuum
12:58 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Continuum: Natus Est — A Medieval Christmas

Thais St. Julien & Milton G. Scheuermann, Jr.

Continuum presents a special holiday program this week, Natus Est — A Medieval Christmas, medieval Christmas music performed by the two oldest early music ensembles in the U.S.: New Orleans Musica da Camera and Boston Camerata.

The music is from the Musica da Camera CD, Natus Est, Centaur CRC 2208 and the Boston Camerata CD, A Medieval Christmas, Elektra Nonesuch 9 71315-2.

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Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten
2:22 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Jazz New Orleans Jazz Christmas Party

Trumpet great Wynton Marsalis


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Music
12:05 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Tune In Saturday At Noon For A Live Broadcast Of Verdi's 'La Traviata' From The Metropolitan Opera

Marina Rebeka as Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata."
Credit Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

  The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s La Traviata on WWNO HD-2. Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka, who made a notable debut as Donna Anna in the 2011 new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, brings her acclaimed Violetta to the Met for the first time. American tenor Stephen Costello stars opposite her as her impetuous lover Alfredo, with American baritone Quinn Kelsey as his disapproving father, Giorgio Germont, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
6:41 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Road-Tested Songs And Stories From Music Inside Out

Credit Kevin Dooley / Flickr

The Wide Open Road is a Cultural Icon
But Wait Until You Hear the Stories These Folks Tell

This week, Music Inside Out features Louisiana musicians telling stories of their experiences around the world.

Alex McMurray, Shannon Powell, the Pfister Sisters and Jim McCormick couldn’t sound more different on stage. But they’re all road-tested, having talked, played, sung or cooked their way out of tight spots in Nashville, Germany, Greece and Japan.

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Continuum
6:00 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Continuum: Jongleur, Jester, Trickster

Thais St. Julien & Milton G. Scheuermann, Jr.

This week on Continuum you'll hear a recording of another live concert by New Orleans Musica da Camera. Jongleur, Jester, Trickster was a special concert given by Musica da Camera in 2012. It is music from the 13th and 14th centuries of France, Italy, England & Spain.

Thais St. Julien also gives narrative information before the performance of each musical selection. The music is from the Musica da Camera CD, Jongleur, Jester, Trickster, Belle Alliance BA006.

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Continuum
6:00 am
Sun December 7, 2014

Continuum: Praise To The Nightingale

Thais St. Julien & Milton G. Scheuermann, Jr.

The nightingale was a complex symbol for medieval writers. Her song was a reminder of both the joys and sorrows of earthly love. She is referred to very often in medieval songs, motets and polyphony.

This week you'll hear some of this music in a recording of a live Musica da Camera concert. The program is from the Musica da Camera's CD, Praise To The Nightingale, Belle Alliance BA005.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:50 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Professor Longhair’s Legacy

Professor Longhair.
Credit Music Inside Out

The name that our musical guests have most consistently mentioned is Professor Longhair. It began, well, at the beginning. Longhair, whose friends call him Fess, figured into the very first answer from the very first guest on the very first Music Inside Out.

Since then, others have conjured his name when describing the best of New Orleans music. As it turns out, Longhair — who died in 1980 — remains a guiding spirit to musicians and music lovers everywhere. So as a matter of duty and privilege, we’re spreading the joy.

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