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For tonight's show I'm keeping the music random and fun and possibly a little silly to ease you backwards into the weekend.

For about the next week, I'm choosing to play music by a singe geographic area per day. I begin with Britain today. You'll hear music of Taverner, Byrd, Purcell, Locke,  Holst, Bax, Maconchy, Bridge, Tavener, and Gilbert and Sullivan. Cheerio.

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So (for the most part) I'm picking music on the fly for tonight's show... my only real target is to play a T.S.O.L song since they're playing in town this weekend.  And that's a tall order. So expect a little but of 90's punk, and other strange delights.

  Today, a look at the place of form in Classical Music. I'll focus on Theme and Variations form, one of the most accessible, and feature works by some or all of the following composers Vaughan Williams, Handel, Schuman Saint-Saēns, Rachmaninov, Haydn, Schubert and Mendelssohn.

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Running through some new music and some old favorites tonight on the show.

  I feel like dancing today, and I invite you to join me. You can dance to the music of Stravinsky, Styne, Sondheim, Wilson, Piazzola, D'Rivera, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Prokofiev, Copland and more! Join me.  

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Picking the music on the fly this evening... with no specific theme or direction.  Just trying to keep it fun and work in a few new selectiond from Madeline Peyroux, Khruangbin and Chancha Via Circuito.

  Today, music for the concert hall and the movie theatre, including work by Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Moscheles, Handel, Bernstein, Richard Strauss, Williams, Korngold, Menkin, Sakamoto and Rozsa. Don't forget your popcorn for the third hour.

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Sahim Dabir
Sahim Dabir

Keeping the music chilled and mellow, yet beat driven for this monday evening.

  Hot off the presses! Most of the music I'll be playing today has been recorded and released in 2018. All of today's music is new to our library. One work is even about the creation of new land through volcanic activity. I'll be playing music by Zoltan Kodály, Arthur Foote, Franz Schubert, Douglas Knehans, Benjamin Britten, Roland Baumgartner, Nicolia Kapustin, WA Mozart and JS Bach. 

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Pulling a High Fidelity move and making up a tribute list for the late writer, chef, traveller and critic- Anthony Bourdain. The music is largely pulled from his favorite artists and other playlists about travel, TV, or cooking that he was involved with.

We continue to receive new CDs at least weekly, and they are housed in my favorite drawer in the music library. Today, I'm sharing some of the latest, including a CD just released this month, called French Moments, performed the by Neave Trio. There should be some wonderful moments. 

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Omar Rayyan
Omar Rayyan

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, we're getting tangled into a mixture of classically inspired music mixed into modern beat science and indy pop.

Today, a concert with no particular theme, chosen from work that I have wanted to play, but haven't fit in previously. You'll hear Gershwin played on mandolin, a Mozart Piano Concerto, Alicia De Larrocha sharing work by Albeniz, a Ravel Trio, Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, a work by Arvo Pärt, A little more Mozart (why not?), and finally some English folk tunes by Benjamin Britten. 

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Putting together a show of (almost) all world music for this Wednesday night. Expect music from India to Africa... from tango to calypso... and everything else in between.

I wasn't able to be on the radio yesterday, so today I'll play you the final day of great performances throughout the alphabet. I've enjoyed bringing to light a few artists that I don't normally play on the radio, and I hope you've enjoyed the journey with me. On this final day, featured artists include Narciso Yepes, the Yuval Trio, Pinchas Zukerman, Eugenia Zukerman, Nicanor Zabaleta, Christian Zakarias, Zhang Yan, Rainer Zepperitz and Brudda IZ. 

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Feeling the funk tonight... so I'm the filling the late night air with funk, soul and rare groove from artists like The New Mastersounds, The Stance Brothers, and The Bamboos.

Sahim Dabir
Sahim Dabir

Keeping the vibe and music nice and mellow for this Monday evening, with chilled instrumental beats, some world music, and some jazz.

This week I begin by finishing my tour of great performances using the alphabet as my organizing principle. Today I make it to the beginning of the letter Y, so there will be one more day after this, then on to new horizons. Featured performers today inclue Mitusko Uchida, Sarah Vaughan, Raphael Wallfish, Jeremy Ward, André Watts, Alisa Weilerstein, John Wallace, The XLNT Sinfonia, and Kazuhito Yamashita. 

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Casey Weldon
Casey Weldon

Keeping the music fun and upbeat for this Friday evening... kicking off with a Cumbia cover of Drake's "Hotline Bling" and seeing how weird I can make it after that.

It's Friday, and by the end of today I will have reached the letter T in my quest to play peformances by artists with every letter in the alphabet. Today, performances by Thomas Quasthoff - Baritone; Quartetto Esterhazy, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pauline Sachse, Andras Schiff, Andrés Segovia, Frederica von Stade, Barry Tuckwell and Rosalyn Tureck. 

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So in the sprit of making good art based on reflection... tonight's show is all about Jet-Lag which i've got bad after two weeks away.  So tonight's music is going to be a collection of songs I get stuck in my head when I'm traveling or totally sleep deprived. Enjoy.

I am continuibg to play music performed by great artists throughout the week, and it appears that I will need part of next week to finish this theme. Performers featured on today's program will include Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Yehudi Menuhin, Yo-Yo Ma, Nabuko Imai, David Oistrakh, the Orion String Quartet, Gregor Piatigorsky, the Pro Arte String Quartet, Murray Perahia, and André Previn. 

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Keeping the sound light and fun with a lot of steel and marimba meeting up with indy rock and modern latin.

Today's program continues in the alphabetical mode with performances by Leila Josefowicz, the Juilliard String Quartet, Byron Janis, Keith Jarrett, Moses Kahumoku and George Kahumoku, Jr., Ani Kavafian, Kim Kashkashian, Kiri Te Kanawa, Kennedy, Gustav Leonhardt, And Kite & Marielle Labèque. A lot of excellent music in three hours. Join me. 

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No theme for tonight's show... just picking the music on the fly, working in some new releases and some old favorites.

The alphabetic performances continue until I reach the letter Z. Today you'll hear music performed by Eugene Fodor, Pierre Fournier, Jacques Février, Eduardo Fernandez, Glenn Gould, Emil Gilels, James Galway, Stephen Hough, Ronan O'Hora, Vladimir Horowiz and Nabouko Imai. Excitement abounds!

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Keeping the music (mostly) mellow for this Memorial Day monday evening.

Also a HUGE Thank you to Paige Okamura for subbing in for me the last few weeks.  The audio archive will be up soon! 

All this week I'll be sharing great performances throughout the alphabet - today, performers from A-E, including Claudio Arrau, Martha Argergich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Yuri Bashmet, Sarah Chang, the Drottningham Baroque Ensemble, the Cleveland Quartet and the Eroica Trio. I'll try to get to Z by Friday.

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Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be loosly focused on music from Cuba, as well as an assortment of Latin Jazz as we relisten to this show from last August.

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