Civilization Phaze IV

Join host Eunah (“Oo’-na”) as she harvests the ripest fruits of classical music and its offshoots. She’ll tell you a bit about their roots and show you how nutritious this music can be for the mind and the soul. Only the most delicious and occasionally unusual pieces will be handpicked for your consumption. Do give them a taste—you’ll be pleasantly surprised by these classical jams. 

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Civilization Phaze IV for 10:00am on Jun 19th, 2016

  • Happy Song ft. RASAR (Joseph in the Well)
  • Zdes' Khorosho, Op.21 No.7: How Fair This Spot (Mischa & Lily Maisky)
  • Prospector's Quartet (Jonny Greenwood) Open Spaces (Jonny Greenwood)
  • Sonata in G Major for Flute-Keyboard (Valerie Balssa-Jaffres & Jean Pierre Pinet)
  • Sonata in e minor BWV 1034 (Emmanuel Pahud)
  • Chala Vahi Des (Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, & Rajasthan Express)
  • Vocalise, Op.34, No.14 (Mischa & Lily Maisky) When Strangers Meet (Silk Road Ensemble)
  • Elektric City (The Chick Corea Elektric Band)
  • Xmas Values (Frank Zappa)
  • Andante (Bobby mcFerrin & Chick Corea)
  • Humpty Dumpty (Chick Corea)
  • What Game Shall We Play Play Today (Chick Corea & Gary Burton)

Celebrating Chick Corea's 75th Birthday (Jun 12th, 2016)

After Noon Song (Chick Corea) ♦ Blue Bossa (Bobby McFerrin & Chick Corea) ♦ Daniel Variations: Let the Dream Fall Back on the Dreaded (Steve Reich Musicians) ♦ Goodbye (Bobby mcFerrin & Yo-Yo Ma) ♦ Grace (Bobby McFerrin & Yo-Yo Ma) ♦ When Strangers Meet (Silk Road Ensemble) ♦ Elektric City (The Chick Corea Elektric Band) ♦ Xmas Values (Frank Zappa) ♦ Andante (Bobby mcFerrin & Chick Corea) ♦ Humpty Dumpty (Chick Corea) ♦ What Game Shall We Play Play Today (Chick Cora & Gary Burton)

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Hi Eunah,

Can you give us the the track titles played for the 07/28/15 show?

After the Beethoven Op. 127, there's a woman singing and I don't think the piece was announced and my phone can't ID the track.

Thanks so much for doing these shows! I've listened to almost all of them. I wish KDRT would enable comments on individual show posts! (Also descriptive show titles vs just the dates would be easier to remember/find, looking for past favorites.)

Especially have enjoyed being introduced to the Franjo Krežma: Scherzino, I think I got the overtone/harmonics craziness in Huun-Huur-Tu - Orphan's Lament and the Starker/Bartok Folk Dances from you too.

Thanks!

Ben

 

 

Thank you so much for listening to my show!  Your words totally made my day :)  

I can actually edit the show titles and include tracklists so I will do that more diligently from now on (especially since now I know someone is out there actually looking for that info)!  

Here's the tracklist for the July 28 show: 

  • Rachmaninoff Prelude in c-sharp minor (Marta Deyanova)
  • Beethoven Quartet Op.127 (Guarneri Quartet)
  • Ravel "Kaddisch" from Deux Melodies Hebraiques (Sumi Jo)<-I assume this is the vocal piece you were referring to
  • Ravel Quartet in F movt.1 (Emerson String Quartet)
  • Martinu Cello Sonata No.1 movt.3 (Steven Isserlis & Peter Evans)
  • Gershwin "I Got Rhythm" (Joshua Bell)
  • Donizetti "Una Furtiva Lagrima" (Luciano Pavarotti)
  • Sarasate "Habanera" (Midori)

Let me know if you have any special requests for my show (pieces, composers, themes, etc)...

Cheers!

Eunah

Awesome, thanks for the track listing!  That's the vocal piece, yes!

These aren't requests but if you haven't heard them, Kronos Quartet also transcribed/recorded Bill Evans, thinking of "Peace Piece" in particular. Also the other day I heard this for the first time: search YouTube for "black page solo piano version"...

I totally have a theme request but listeners might not appreciate it and it might be a challenge: tuning temperament/historical tunings, or a theme about how music is either conceptualized or heard differently today vs. when older composers wrote the pieces we listen to (e.g. I liked when you did the gut vs. steel string Bach cello suite comparison).  There's a great video on YouTube "Piano Tuner Shows Classical Repertoire Performed in Historical Tunings", it's a trip.

In response to the puzzle you posed on your first show....Is "Civilization Phaze IV" a reference to Frank Zappa's last album "Civilization Phaze III"? 

Just asking.

Paul

Yes that's right!

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