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Review: Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet, 'Landfall'

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page. Hurricane Sandy was a horrific natural disaster that no one would care to relive, except perhaps for the brilliant polymath Laurie Anderson . In Landfall , her 70-minute multimedia piece featuring the Kronos Quartet , she doesn't revisit the storm so much as ruminate – sometimes with dry wit – on the idea of how we handle loss...

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Willie Pickens On Piano Jazz

Apr 20, 2018

Piano Jazz remembers Willie Pickens (April 18, 1931 – Dec. 12, 2017), who passed away at the age of 86. A master of digital speed and harmonic sophistication, the Chicago pianist was McPartland's guest for this 1997 program.

Recorded live at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh, the set kicks off with an improvised boogie-woogie that shows why Pickens' contemporaries revered him as "one of the foremost piano players in jazz."

Arvo Pärt is one of the most popular, most performed living composers. He's beloved worldwide for his signature sound – a spacious, meditative music that tends to sound timeless.

But there's a lesser-known side to the 82-year-old Estonian's career. It's a story that can be traced in a new recording of Pärt's four Symphonies. The album is a musical journey spanning 45 years in fervently detailed performances by the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, conducted by fellow Estonian Tõnu Kaljuste.

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MU School of Music

On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, Dr. Iskander Ahmadulin looked discussed his upcoming trumpet and piano recital scheduled for this Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m. at the Whitmore Recital Hall on the MU campus.

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A recent episode of Mizzou Music featured MU School of Music oboe faculty Dan Willett looking ahead to his recital on Monday in Columbia. Also on the program Kiernan Steiner previewed the MU Family Weekend choral concert.

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Last week's episode of Mizzou Music featured a quartet of faculty who are preparing for recitals and the centennial of the MU School of Music.

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Talk to most longtime Columbians about what they like about the city and the cultural landscape is likely to come up. A wide range of performing acts come through Columbia each year, but one local performing arts series draws largely from local talent.

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Scott Joplin left a major mark on the musical history of the Show-Me State during his 13 years in Sedalia. Next weekend, Richard Dowling comes to Columbia for a pair of recitals in which he will perform Joplin's entire piano output. Classical 90.5's Trevor Harris interviewed Dowling for a recent episode of Mizzou Music.

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There are several new faces in the MU School of Music for the new school year that started two weeks ago. A recent episode of Mizzou Music introduced listeners to a pair of new faculty in the school and a post doctoral fellow familiar to attendees of the recent Mizzou International Composers Festival.

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The new Assistant Professor of Orchestra in the MU School of Music is no stranger that program. Barry Ford earlier earned his masters from the institution for which he now works. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, the Ford visited with Classical 90.5 host Trevor Harris about his memories of and mentors at MU, his conducting favorites and his upcoming work leading the University Philharmonic.


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Amy Knopps is the new director of Marching Mizzou. She was a recent guest on Mizzou Music where she talked about her Missouri roots and looked ahead to her new role at MU.

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Meet Pete Zambito. He is the new assistant professor of band and percussion in the MU School of Music. He was a guest on this week's Mizzou Music discussing his influences, his new role on campus and his weekly podcast.

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Austrian-born, New York-based composer Georg Haas was in Columbia last week as a Guest Composer at the Mizzou International Composers Festival. Haas was a guest on a recent episode of Mizzou Music.


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