HPR Music

In our CD and vinyl music library at HPR, we have lots of newly arrived CDs that havent yet been filed. Today, I'll play a few of them for you. Composers include Sammartini, Copland, Ung, Vivaldi Beethoven, Svoboda, Shostakovich, Mozart, Druckman and Brahms. 

Questions? Comments? Email me: llanzilotti@hawaiipublicradio.org

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Paige Okamura weaves together a selection of songs about Maui.

 A listener who enjoys sharing the program with her grandson asked if I might do a program on animals. So, here it is. I haven't focused on animals as an inspiration for composers for a while. You'll hear music by Schubert, Telemann, Vivaldi, Stravinsky, Handel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rossini, and possibly more.  

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Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm celebrating the music of surf rock guitarist Dick Dale who passed on Saturday at the age of 81. It's also a great excuse to play other surf inspired songs that feature the late Hal Blaine, drummer for the wrecking crew who passed away last week.

  Judy Anderson is guest-hosting on Classical Pacific this afternoon, sharing a preview of Spring through Classical Music. I'll be in from Tuesday through Friday. 

Listen on the radio or join listeners around the world who stream HPR2 in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

Tonight’s show is part 2 of a seriously deep dive into new music, taken from NPR Music’s Austin 100. A list that features up and coming acts performing at this years SXSW festival in Austin Texas. It’s been cherry picked..

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Join me for a final day of presenting works of Classical music with interesting or unusual names, which sometimes come from the composer, sometimes the publisher, and sometimes from classical fans. You'll hear music by Mozart, Birtwistle, Shostakovich, Dvorák, Anton Rubinstein, Chopin, Beethoven, Vivaldi and Mendelssohn.

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Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño takes a deep dive into different styles of indie rock (with a few more recognizable artists peppered in) on tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

 

  Many works of Classical Music have associated names beyond just what type of pieces they are, and it can be interesting to see how those names came about. For a second day, I'm playing works with interesting titles or nicknames, and I'll give you a little information on them that might be useful as a conversation starter! By the way, Happy Pi Day.

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Koko Nakajima/NPR
Koko Nakajima/NPR

Tonight’s show is a seriously deep dive into new music, taken from NPR Music’s Austin 100. A list that features up and coming acts performing at this years SXSW festival in Austin Texas. It’s been cherry picked..

Today on Classical Pacific, musical works identified with nicknames or memorable titles. Sometimes the title identifies the intent of the composer, and/or is named by the composer. Sometimes the work gains a nickname that the composer had nothing to do with. From Jokes to Raindrops to Spinning, the possibilities are endless. I may include a small quiz!

Paige Okamura weaves together a selection of songs designed to get you out of a funk... think: anti-retrograde music.

  Today I'm playing new releases, mostly from 2019, with a few slightly earlier. There's still time to vote for your favorite Classical Stars on the HPR website - perhaps you'll hear a new favorite on today's program!

Listen on the radio or join listeners around the world who stream HPR2 in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

This session of Bridging the Gap will feature mostly music from Japan. It's inspired by this picture of a 19th century model posed as Nakano Takeko, a female samurai from the Boshin war.

  Sharene Taba hosts  again this Monday, sharing music in her unique way with our audience in Hawai‘i and around the world. I'll be back on the air on Tuesday.

Listen on the radio or join listeners around the world who stream HPR2 in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

Celebrating International Women's Day for this Friday session of Bridging the Gap. Paige Okamura did this theme on Tuesday, and I'm just piggy-backing on the idea. Expect a mixture of indie rock, folk and soul all from female artists and trailblazers.

  More great performers on Classical Pacific today, incuding singers and instrumentalists. I hope that they’ll inspire you to go to the website (hawaiipublicradio.org) and vote for your own favorite musicians. Votling closes on March 15The top ten will be featured during the next fund drive in April.

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Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño mixes together a set of indie rock and world music for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

Earlier this week Keith Flint, the singer for The Prodigy passed away at the age of 49. Thought I'm really not a fan of their music, it did send me down memory lane for that period of somewhat cheesy electronic music, usually categorized as Big Beat. So tonight's show is going to be a mixture of Big Beat artists, a little Jungle and Trip-Hop all from the UK.

More great performers on Classical Pacific today. I hope that they’ll inspire you to go to the website (hawaiipublicradio.org) and vote for your own favorite musicians. The top ten will be featured during the next fund drive in April.

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  More great performers on Classical Pacific today. I hope that they’ll inspire you to go to the website (hawaiipublicradio.org) and vote for your own favorite musicians. Voting ends March 15th. The top ten Classical Stars will be featured during the next fund drive in April.

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Counting down the last two hours till Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras tonight on Bridging the Gap with a variety of music from the Big Easy. Expect 2nd Line brass, Mardi Gras Indians and a little Zydeco.

  It's Monday, so Sharene Taba is hosting today on Classical Pacific, as she has for the past two months. I'll be back tomorrow. 

Listen on the radio or join listeners around the world who stream HPR2 in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

So my computer crashed right before going into this show. So I scrapped my plans, and played older CDs. It still turned out to be a pretty good show, and can be found below.

  More great performers on Classical Pacific today, to help you choose your three favorites and submit them to us. We'll feature the ten most popular on our next fund drive, one per day. If you want to vote, go to hawaiipublicradio.org. On the home page is a box that says Classical Starts. Click on that and follow the directions for voting. Meanwhile, I'm really enjoying featuring all of these great artists.

To get more information on each CD that I play, you can follow the program in one of two ways:

John Brosio
John Brosio

HPR's newest DJ- Harrison Patiño stretches his legs with two hours of indie rock for this session of Bridging the Gap.

  More great performers on Classical Pacific today. I hope that they’ll inspire you to go to the website (hawaiipublicradio.org) and vote for your own favorite musicians. The top ten will be featured during the next fund drive in April.

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Celebrating the life of the late Jackie Shane, and exploring all sorts of soul, funk and brass driven music in this session of Bridging the Gap.

  More great performers on Classical Pacific today. I hope that they’ll inspire you to go to the website (hawaiipublicradio.org), click on Classical Stars in the uppser right of the page, and vote for your own favorite musicians. The top ten will be featured during the next fund drive in April.

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Paige Okamura takes the reigns this evening on Bridging the Gap for an evening of cover songs.

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