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Feb 15, 2019

Author of Early Riser: A Novel

Interview starts at 11:47 and ends at 39:00


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Classical music list from listener John Aga:

  1. Leonard Bernstein's Young People’s Guide to Classical Music available through YouTube: They are broken into 95 easily digestible clips over many public concerts.
  2. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Ode To Joy portion) as done by a musical flash mob.
  3. George Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue.
  4. Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite Number 1.
  5. P.Dukas. The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
  6. Appalachian Spring - Aaron Copland LIVE.
  7. Pictures at an exhibition - Suite in 10 movements – Moussorgski.
  8. Rimsky-Korsakov. Scheherazade. Movement 1.
  9. Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Mozart.
  10. Simple Gifts as performed by Cantus.
  11. Puccini: “O mio babbino caro” / Performed by Renee Fleming.

John: Cantus is a particular favorite of mine and their home is here in Minnesota.  This Tiny Desk Concert is courtesy of NPR.  NPR has been doing a series of these Tiny Desk concerts for a long time.

Next Week’s Guest

Kelsey Skea, head of the new Amazon Crossing Kids imprint

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD.

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