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The Thistle and Shamrock
12:15 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: Irish Classics

Kevin Burke
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Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:01 pm

Early Bothy Band, Kevin Burke, Paul Brady...it's all here in our nostalgic browse through Irish classics of the '70s and '80s.

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Music
11:52 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Remembering Baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau performing Benjamin Britten's 'War Requiem' in Coventry Cathedral.
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Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 1:58 pm

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Music Interviews
9:24 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Jeremy Denk: Playing Ligeti With A Dash Of Humor

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Jeremy Denk has recently written for The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review.
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Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 9:03 pm

Not many classical pianists maintain blogs where they ruminate on everything from eating a terrible bowl of meatballs while on tour with Joshua Bell to seeing Twilight: New Moon (twice) and hearing strains of a Schubert song.

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Mountain Stage
8:03 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Paul Kelly On Mountain Stage

Paul Kelly.
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Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 9:25 am

Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly makes his fifth appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. Kelly has been recording for more than 25 years, earning awards back home for his film and TV compositions and a cult-like following in the U.S. and abroad. Though Rolling Stone has called him "Australia's rock icon," Kelly has diversified through the years, recording albums that borrow from country, rock, folk and bluegrass.

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Song Of The Day
6:03 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Eliza Rickman: A Cockeyed Pop Song

Eliza Rickman.
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Eliza Rickman's "Pretty Little Head" is simple yet intricate, a contradiction which helps give it the feel of a nursery rhyme that's just starting to teeter off the rails. Except for the bridge, it's built entirely around two chords, a minor/relative-major pair that trade off inexorably in two-bar cycles without regard to differentiating between the verse and the chorus.

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