HPR Music

Some new arrivals drifted to the surface of our Music Library when we cleaned up the space before the last fundraiser. Some of these CDs are new releases; others are not, but are newly acquired. Join me for music by Brahms, Gertrude van den Bergh, Mozart, John Danyel, Bach, Fauré, Gabrieli and Haydn.

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This show is starting with an oddball suggestion from our own Charles Husson... and I'm going to find my way out of the musical woods from there.  It's like the Boy Scouts survival camp all over again. 

 

After four days of orchestral music by orchestras from the Pacific Rim, it's time for some smaller ensembles. Today, solo and ensemble works by Haydn, Kodaly, Poulenc, Schubert, Brahms, Webern, Schumann, Miaskovsky and Bach. A lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon with you.

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A quick look into DJ song selection. 

It's national Wu Tang day...
So I thought about playing the El Michels Affair cover of C.R.E.A.M...
Which made me think about playing Prince Fatty's cover of ODB's "Shimmy Ya" which reminded me of playing the new Holly Cook (since they previously collaborated)... 

Which puts me in the mood to play more reggae, which would naturally lead to Ska... 

Which could lead to some sort of reverb rich surf rock, which could lead to some new Jimi Hendrix. 

This week I'm featuring some of the many Pacific Rim Symphony Orchestras. I've visited the San Francisco, Seattle and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. Today, it's back to the US and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, founded in 1919 by a copper baron, William Andrews Clark, Jr. The orchestra has developed a reputation for promoting new music and making bold, innovative choices in leadership and programming, including the hiring of its latest maestro, Gustavo Dudamel. Since we spent an entire day of the fund drive focusing on Dudamel, I won't be including any works conducted by him today.

A little new, and a little old, and a little off vinyl make up the music for tonight mixed bag of sound on Bridging the Gap.  Expect new music from Lord Huron, Thievery Corporation and the California Honeydrippers. 

 

This week I'm featuring some of the many Pacific Rim Symphony Orchestras. So far you've heard music from the San Francisco and Seattle Symphony Orchestras. Today, we travel south and West to hear music of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, which had several early incarnations and became permanent in 1946. The orchestra is  a crown entity, owned by the government of New Zealand. It's home is in Wellington, and the orchestra regularly tours to Auckland, Christchurch and other sites within New Zealand.

This evening I'm weaving music in and out of a variety of electronic cumbia with new music from Chancha Via Circuito and Malphino. 

 

This week I'm featuring Pacific Rim Symphony Orchestras. Yesterday the focus was the San Francisco Symphony. Today it's the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1903. Notable conductors have included Sir Thomas Beecham, Milton Katims, Gerard Schwartz, current director Ludovic Morlot and upcoming director Thomas Dausgaard. A work commissioned by the Seattle Symphony, Become Ocean, by John Luther Adams (not to be confused with John Adams) won the Pullitzer Prize for Music in 2014.  Join me to hear the collective voice of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

Working out a show filled with various musical textures, mostly instrumental... but occasionally peppered with a few vocals. 

 

This week I'm focusing on orchestras of the Pacific Rim, beginning with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1911. Since 1935, its conductors have included Pierre Monteux, Enrique Jorda, Josef Krips, Seiji Ozawa, Edo de Waart, Herbert Blomstadt, and, since 1995, Michael Tilson Thomas, or, as musicians and fans like to call him, MTT. I'll share performances with the orchestra by some of these maestros. Join me!

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Celebrating this April 20th with a stoney selection of songs, and very excited to be dropping some new Thievery Corporation from their new album Treasures from the Temple which is out today.

 

 

So many conductors - so little time. Today I'm continuing to look at conductors who've made indelible marks on Classical music performance in the 20th and 21st centuries. Their conducting reflects the changes in style and in what constitutes Classical music over the past century. A German, an Englishman and an American woman will conduct the work of Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Adams, Sibelius, Milhaud, Tower, Barber, Johnson and O'Connor.

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Since it's been a rainy day, I'm keeping the music mellow and cool, with a few drops of liquid drum and bass.

 

JoAnn Falletta was chosen by you, the listeners, to be the Number 1 Magical Maestro of the fund drive. I begin today with some examples of her work, and follow with some other deserving conductors in the second and third hour today, and all of tomororow. Among them, they will conduct works by Nino Rota, Alfredo Catalani, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Joseph Kreutzer, Joaquin Rodrigo, Dmitri Shostakovich and Germaine Tailleferre.

Filling the night air this evening with the sound of new Jazz releases (and a few favorites).

 

  Today is the third day of a review of the Magical Maestros - conductors chosen by you, the listeners, to highlight during the Spring fund drive. I'm reviewing them through some of their outstanding recordings this week. Today, numbers 4 - Georg Solti, 3 - Seiji Ozawa, and 2 - Leonard Bernstein. I'll be playing more extended examples of their work than we had time for during the drive. 

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For Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s 2018 Spring Fund Drive, listeners were invited to submit the names of their favorite conductors of classical music. The results were compiled and our classical music hosts, Gene Schiller, Judy Anderson, Ian Capps Craig De Silva, Howard Dicus, Louise King Lanzilotti, and John Kalani Zak, wrote and produced brief vignettes on the life and music of the Top Ten.  We’ve listed them here in the order they were revealed on HPR-2 during the ten-day drive.

10. Keith Lockhart 

9. George Szell

8. Eugene Ormandy

7. Arturo Toscanini

So tonight's show will be my 1st show back on track, without a pledge drive or guests... and I'm filling it up with new music and a few new favorites.  Thank you again to Carlos Niño for stopping and guest DJing last night.

 

All week I'm reviewing the Magical Maestros chosen by you, the listeners of HPR, then adding a few others deserving of praise toward the end of the week. I'm not necessarily going in order. Enjoy the work of these amazing artists with me from 3-6pm today on HPR2.   

Call 944-8800 to donate from Ō’ahu, 888-970-8800 from the other islands, the mainland and Canada, or donate on the website or the HPR App. 

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First regular show back after the Pledge Drive and I'm kicking it off with something a little different...and turning the controls over to composer/DJ/musician Carlos Niño

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  The Spring Membership Drive has ended on a very successful note. I want to thank all of the people who donated, volunteered, fed us, spoke on air in support of our mission and helped throughout the drive. I have a new respect for the entire HPR community, which spreads throughout Hawai‘i, the mainland and internationally. For most of this week I'll be reviewing the Magical Maestros that were chosen by you, the listeners. I may even have some time to play a few that didn't make the cut but are amazing in their own right.

 

Whew! The Spring 2018 Pledge Drive is a wrap...sort of. Suspended with $21k to go because of the Syrian strike.  If you want to still donate to HPR you can still do so on our website, and if you want the Bridging gifts, please say so in the comment section.

Thank you so much for your generous donations to keep this station afloat.  Thank you to the sustaining members who have brought us to this level... and thank you and welcome to all the new members who signed up this drive. We are nothing without you... literally.  

  Only a few hours to go on the membership drive for Spring 2018, and we're doing very well. Mahalo to the many donors we've had for the past ten days. I don't know exactly what music I'll be playing today - if the drive ends before Classical Pacific, I'll be doing a full three hour program - but I have all the music lined up for the day, whether in pledge mode or full mode. 

Call 944-8800 to donate from Ō’ahu, 888-970-8800 from the other islands, the mainland and Canada, or donate on the website or the HPR App. 

Day 9 of HPR's Spring 2018 Pledge Drive, and we're rusing towards the end! It's also the last chance to pick up any of the special gifts offered for my show. 
The music over the next couple of nights is going to be a collection of favorite songs pulled from the last 6 months, with a few favorites mixed in here and there.... and everything played is going onto the bonus "Bag-O-Swag".

  Day nine of the Membership Drive We're almost there. Mahalu nui loa to all of the donors so far, whether you are new, renewing or sustaining. We've recevied donations from throughout Hawai‘i, as well as from the mainland US and Canada, and from other countries. Today I'll be playing music of the Magical Maestro of the Day (listen to find out who you chose), and will play music by Smetana, Schubert, Bernstein, Beethoven Brahms, Handel and Bach.  

Day 8 of HPR's Spring 2018 Pledge Drive, and we're rusing towards the end! If you're. a big fan of this show, and not a member off HPR, please consider becoming a sustaining member of HPR.
The music over the next couple of nights is going to be a collection of favorite songs pulled from the last 6 months, with a few favorites mixed in here and there.... and everything played is going onto the bonus "Bag-O-Swag".

  At the beginning of the eighth day of the Membership Drive, we've raised over $500,000 towards our $865,000 goal. Mahalo nui loa to all of the donors so far, whether you are new, renewing or sustaining. We've recevied donations from throughout Hawai‘i, as well as from the mainland US and Canada, and from other countries. Today I'll be playing music of the Magical Maestro of the Day (listen to find out who you chose), and will play music by Wagner, Bach, Dvorák, Offenbach, Vaughan Williams, Beethoven, Fauré and Tchaikovsky. Don't wait until the last day to donate!

  Day 3 of HPR's Spring 2018 Pledge Drive, and it's party time after Latin Beat! The music over the next couple of nights is going to be a collection of favorite songs pulled from the last 6 months... with a heavy lean on electronic latin.... and everything played is going onto the bonus "Bag-O-Swag".

  Today is day seven of the membership drive, and we've raised over $500,000 so far, with almost 500 new members joining as well. Mahalu nui loa to all of the donors so far, whether you are new, renewing or sustaining. We continue to receive donations from throughout Hawai‘i, as well as from the mainland US and Canada, and from other countries. Today I'll be playing music of the Magical Maestro of the Day (listen to find out who you chose), and will play music by Beethoven, Telemann, Bach, Brahms, Bizet, Ravel and Dvorák. 

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