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  Today, music from home. Literally. I dug into my CD collection (as opposed to my online music) to create a program for you. I hope you enjoy it. You'll hear music by Bruch, Schumann, Diabelli, Stelzmüller, Ravel, Beethoven, Williams, Desprez, Brahms, Bandolim and Bach, and maybe one or two more, time permitting.

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Paige Okumura better known as DJ Mermaid from KTUH will be guest hosting Bridging the Gap for a few nights over the next two weeks.

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  Today, music inspired by myth and literature. I'll be playing music by Debussy, Berlioz Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Hovhannes, Gluck, Bonfa, Offenbach, Rameau, Mouquet, Barber, Respighi, and Britten. Some wrote work related to Shakespeare's The Tempest, King Lear, and Romeo and Juliet. The rest of the work I'm sharing is based on Greek mythology - tales of Pan, Castor and Pollux, Aphrodite (Venus), Apollo, Oedipus, Medea and Orpheus. Join me for an inspired music telling of myths and Sheakespearean literature.

Sliding into the weekend with an assortment of latin grooves to get your hips swinging.

Keeping the sound (mostly) mellow and Jazzy for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap, as we replay this classic show.  

  Clara Wieck Schumann and Robert Schumann had a long partnership. They met when Clara was eight and Robert seventeen, and Robert was so impressed with her playing that he decided to study with Mr. Wieck, during which time he lived with the family. They married when she became of age. During her lifetime, Clara was known as one of the most important concert pianists of the era, while Robert was known as an important composer. In recent years, Clara's compositions have been recognized, performed and recorded regularly.

A final day for new releases (for now). Today I'm playing music by CPE Bach, JS Bach, Amy Beach, Arvo Pärt, Mozart, Euguen Friesen, Beethoven, Harold Gramatges, Radamés Gnattali and Brahms. An ecelectic mix of old and new.

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Whenever I can, I share new arrivals to our music library and, particularly new releases. Yesterday I shared new releases from 2017 and 2018, and I continue to do so today.  You'll hear music by Schubert, Bartók, Brahms, Haydn, Philip Glass, Gaspar Sanz, CPE and JS Bach, Francisco José de Castro and Finn Mortensen. If any of the CDs interest you, you can get more information about them from the playlist, which is at the bottom of this post, and can also be found on the website hawaiipublicradio or on the HPR App while the program is in session. 

Taking a dip into the cool waters of Acid Jazz this evening on Bridging the Gap, with an encore of this show from last August.  

  We continue to receive new recordings of work from the entire history of Classical Music, and I love to let you hear them for the first time. For the next two days, I'm playing recordings from 2017 and 2018. The work ranges from Spanish Baroque music to contemporary viola music.  

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Tamir Sher
Tamir Sher

Switching back and forth between CDs and 45's tonight on Bridging the Gap.  Musically going all over the place, but keeping it fun and light all night.

I've really enjoyed getting to know about the musical interests of the HPR staff. Today we'll hear works by composers from Beethoven to Ligety to Poulenc. Some people were even specific about which recording to play, while others left the decision up to me. 

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During the fund drive, I walked around asking the staff what they might like to hear on Classical Pacific, and they had very interesting requests. Today and possibly tomorrow, I'm playing their picks during the program. From PR to Operations to News, the requests were unique and sometimes surprising, ranging from "anything Baroque" to the Poulenc Organ Concerto to Ligety and all kids of music in between. Join me to find out what music they chose. 

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Angela Buron
Angela Buron

Mixing together an eclectic blend of Acid Jazz, Downtempo, soundtrack music, Boogaloo and Indian Classical Music for tonight's show.

Today I've chosen works written by composers whose names beginning with the letter P. Listen for music by Palestrina, Piston, Prokofiev, Portman, Purcell, Pärt, Monce, Piazzola, Paganini, Penderecki and Porter Aside from the letter P, their works could hardly be more diverse. Enjoy.

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Tonight’s theme: Music To Dance Around Your House Naked To.

Yes you read that correctly.  Actually this setlist has been in the works for a while as I’m putting it together for a DJ mix to go into the last Pledge Drive premium.  Either way, it’s going to be a fun, eclectic bunch of songs to entice you to go nude.

Back to Music by the Letters. Today - the Letter M. I find that picking in this manner reminds me to choose beyond my normal preferences. I'm choosing from a large pile of CDs that includes the music of Menotti, Myaskovsky, Mozart, Messaien, Milhaud, Mendelssohn, Martinu, Mancini, Mercadante, MacDowell, Myerbeer, Maconchy, Moravich and Muhly. Let me know if you hear anything new and interesting.

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Breaking into the week with a lot of new music.  Expect the new singles from Dirty Projectors (called Break-Thru), new music from Kamasi Washington, Neko Case, Thievery Corporation, Childish Gambino and more.

Today and tomorrow, a brief look at the movement that began in earnest in the 1950s to perform Early, Baroque and Classical period music with instruments that the composers would have been writing for at the time, and in the way that they might have interpreted the music then. Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Alice Hoffelner founded Concentus Musicus Wien in 1953, followed by other pioneers - Gustav Leonhardt, John Eliot Gardiner, Christopher Hogwood, and Ton Koopman, to name a few.

I'm rolling out a lot of Beastie Boys this evening, as we lost MCA 4 years ago today.  Also mixing in a lot of Boogaloo, Ska and Soul.  It's gonna be a fun evening.

Today  I'm playing passionate music by Spanish composers Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Turina, Xavier Montsalvatge and an anonymous Baroque composer; French composers Maurice Ravel, Darius Milhaud and  Gabriel Fauré; and Italian composers Antonio Vivaldi, Gioachino Rossini, Giacomo Puccini and Nino Rota. There may be singing and dancing involved. Join me.

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Mixing up the sound this evening for Bridging the Gap, no theme, no pre-planned setlist...just picking songs on the fly.  Pure DJing.

Since it's a little rainy out... I'm filling the late night air with fluffy warms sounds to tuck you in with. I'm also going to be mixing a few new songs, and some vintage psychedelica.

Today - new arrivals in the Music Library of works by three giants of the classical period -  Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven - including two symphonies, a string quartet, a violin sonata, two piano concerti and a violin sonata. Even in this small volume of work, the great amount of change and development in classical music shines through. 

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CNN
CNN

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii... it's also International Workers Day! So for for tonight's show I'm playing a mixture of songs for workers, mixed into a few vintage Hawaiian gems.

If you're a regular listener, you know by now that I love finding new arrivals to the Music Library, so I'm continuing in that vein today, featuring music by Antonïn Dvorák, Leos Janácek, Georges Bizet, Georg Philip Telemann, Maurice Ravel, Mauro Giuliani, Louise Farrenc and Robert Schumann.

Since it's the last day of April, I'm taking the opportunity to weave together a set of April inspired songs, mixed with a few springtime tunes, mixed with some new releases.

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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