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Markus Akesson
Markus Akesson

For this Monday evening, I'm keeping the sound mellow and cool, taking deep dives into downtempo, Jazz and a few indie selections.

Today - some great piano performances, a concerto for orchestra, a little Christmas in July, some dancing, and some music attributed to the wrong composer, possibly on purpose. It all seems appropriate for the end of July. Join me!

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Tonight's show is a companion to last night's world music focused show. But instead of keeping it mellow, i'm letting the pot overflow into a Friday night party. Expect swirling sitars, big brass, swinging samba and more.

So much great music, so little time. I've had to choose just a few of the pieces you've commented on over the past few months. It's been enjoybale choosing and arranging the order of works that I've played over the past few months - sometimes the context of the other works around them puts them in an entirely new light. Today I'll be playing music of Richard Strauss, John WIlliams, Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonín Dvorák, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Aaron Copland. 

Jordi Puig
Jordi Puig

Shaping tonight's show to be mellow, but with a distinctly global feel. That means some sitar driven downtempo, modern bolero, and so much more.

Continuing the theme from yesterday, I'm replaying works from the first few months of my time on Classical Pacific, because music isn't meant to be heard just once and put on a shelf. Today, works by French composers Francis Poulenc, Gabriel Fauré, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel, and Jean-Marie Leclair, as well as Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Vivaldi and Barber. 

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Evan Lorenzen
Evan Lorenzen

There's not theme or direction for tonight's show, just keeping the vibe light, fun and upbeat to create a little respite from the midweek blues.

  Yesterday, a listener called the station to tell me that he had really loved the particular version of Borodin's Polovtsian Dances I had played a couple of weeks ago, and asked if I might play it again. That set me to thinking that when I like a piece of classical music, I do tend to play it often until it's settled in my bones. So today and tomorrow, I'm going to replay a few of the works I've played for you in the past six months since I came to HPR.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm switching back and forth between two of my favorite genres: Soul and Ska. They borrow so heavily from each other that they become easily interchangeable. I'm also using the opportunity to anchor the show with some Amy Winehouse who died 7 years ago yesterday.

Since I've begun doing Classical Pacific, listeners have let me know, through emails, calls and chance encounters on the street, some of the works they'd like to hear on the program. So, today is the first installment. Listen in and see if your choice is being played today! Also, you are always welcome to email me at llanzilott@hawaiipublicradio to let me know what you would like to hear in the future. I try to bring you a wide cross-section of classical music throughout the centuries, including works by exciting living composers. 

Keeping the music light and mellow for this Monday evening.  Expect a mixture of Acid Jazz, mixed into some instrumental downtempo with a few surprises thrown in to soften the room.

The piano  plays a central role in Classical music. How did it get from its beginnings as a pipe organ or hammered dulcimer to the magnificent 88 key instrument of today? I'll talk a little about its history, and play lots of keyboard music for you today, performed by great artists. 

Here are links to some wonderful resources: 

Note By Note (2016) - notebynotethe movie.com - about the making of Steinway grand piano L1037.

Keeping the light, upbeat and fun to close out this week. Expect a little latin-electronic fusion, ska, funk and more.

 Today a concert consisting of all orchestral music. I'll be playing a symphony each hour, paired with shorter orchestra works. Composers include Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and possible others. Join me!

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Serving up funky new discoveries mixed into some classics. Expect new music from Miles Mosley, Kamasi Washington, Lack of Afro, Parliament, Sly5thAve and more.

Yesterday I noticed that I had piled quite a few excellent CDs on my desk that hadn't made the cut for programs over the past few weeks. So - today is a cleanup day of wonderful works by Debussy, Gordon Jacob, Michael Haydn, Mozart, Dvorák, Tartini, Mendelssohn and the everpresent Anonymous. 

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It's Mandela Day, and would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. So I thought it would be fitting to assemble a collection of songs, not completely about Mandela, but to showcase a few South African artists and remind ourselves about the continuing need to strive for freedom and equality.

The other day I played a program of string ensembles. Today is for winds. I'kk be playing music by Neruda, Piston, Takemitsu, Poulenc, Holst, Mozart, Gounod, Richard Strauss, JS Bach and Clara Schumann. There's a great deal of lovely music on this program! Join me.

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Turning the focus of tonights show towards the harp. We'll be weaving in and out of indie rock, classical fusion and jazz all tied together by the harp.

  Today a look at a few of the innovators in Classical Music. I'll share works by composers through the centuries whose innovations have inspired others and transformed Classical Music. Pretty soon I'll be introducing a regular feature called New Voices, and will be sharing composers from the 20th and 21th centuries whose work is blazing new trails in music. Today's program will include composers from the 16th through the 21st centuries. 

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Since it's Monday, I'm keeping the vibe chilled and mellow... mixing a little downtempo, dub, and other sounds.

  Today, a celebration of music for stringed instruments. I'll be playing concerti, string quartets, string orchestras, period instrument ensembles and other strings from around the world. It should be a lively and lovely afternoon. 

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Keeping the music warm and upbeat to close out this week of Bridging the Gap. Expect new releases from Childish Gambino, La Luz, Chancha Via Circutio and more.

A final day of new arrivals for now. I found some very interesting work waiting to be filed and added to the music library - works by Schubert, Bridge, Ravel, Glinka, Richard Strauss, Haydn, Brahms and Mozart. 

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Michael McGrath
Michael McGrath

Sometimes keeping up with music, especially rock and roll with all it's different genres and history can be a little like pushing Sisyphus' rock up the hill.  Simply because there's always so much being released, and one really has to wade through a lot of rubbish and judgement to get to the good stuff. But once in a while it's nice to take a break from the norm and do a rock show.  Hopefully it's as refreshing as it's heavy.

  Mozart is still in the house, which means I'm gathering more new arrivals to our music library for your listening enjoyment. Today, music of Ponce, Boccherini, Barber, Telemann, Bartók Vaughan Williams, Chopin, Mozetich, Bennett and Gershwin - a lively program for summer.

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Mixing music blind and without direction for this Wednesday evening (not literally). Starting somewhere and finding my way through new releases and some classics.  Expect a little drum & bass from ShyFX, pop from Disclosure and Louis the Child, and other surprises.

  When you see Mozart, you may know by now that it's a day for new arrivals to our library. Today, works by Quattromano, Paredes, Haydn, Schubert, Takemitsu, Biber, Prokofiev, Dvorák, Mourao and Piazzola, and possible more. 

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No real theme for tonight's show, just mixing some new discoveries with a few older favorites. Expect new music from a colaboration between Las Cafeteras and Making Movies, Lily Allen, Lucky Chops and more.

  The history of Classical Music is a history of musical influences and inspirations, from folk music to nature to the music of other composers to pure sound to literature and legend, and so on. Today I'm looking at just a few inspirations in and from the music of Italian, French and Eastern European composers. It's a neverending theme, and always fascinating. 

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