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The Music Show

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The Music Show is two hours of conversation and music, broadcast live. Gregorian chant or hip hop, k.d. lang or a rookie conductor, all get the attention they deserve. Composer Andrew Ford entertains and informs a wide audience each week.

The Music Show is two hours of conversation and music, broadcast live. Gregorian chant or hip hop, k.d. lang or a rookie conductor, all get the attention they deserve. Composer Andrew Ford entertains and informs a wide audience each week.
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Location:

Sydney, NSW

Description:

The Music Show is two hours of conversation and music, broadcast live. Gregorian chant or hip hop, k.d. lang or a rookie conductor, all get the attention they deserve. Composer Andrew Ford entertains and informs a wide audience each week.

Language:

English

Contact:

Music Show ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001 (02) 8333 1352


Episodes

The Cure's album Disintegration turns 30

5/25/2019
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And as one reviewer in 1989 asked: "how can a group this disturbing and depressing be so popular?"

Duration:00:15:19

Sir Roger Scruton

5/25/2019
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Are sonatas nobler than hip hop? Sir Roger Scruton thinks so.

Duration:00:37:34

Tim Munro and Ten Thousand Birds

5/24/2019
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The flutist who wears many musical hats.

Duration:00:20:58

Paul Mac

5/24/2019
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Sampling a flamenco class and an iconic political speech: this electronic music producer's latest album has it all.

Duration:00:27:16

Eric Bibb's acoustic blues

5/18/2019
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A fusion of griot tradition and blues.

Duration:00:29:01

Omar Sosa - Afro Cuban jazz

5/18/2019
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Clave, timba and son at the piano courtesy of Omar Sosa

Duration:00:19:57

Cedric Burnside - Mississippi bluesman

5/17/2019
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Keeper of the Hill Country blues tradition from Benton County MS

Duration:00:21:28

Alice Chance - composer and Eurovision juror

5/17/2019
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Writing music for everyone from string quartets to Eurovision hopefuls.

Duration:00:24:06

Margret RoadKnight - 50 years in the business

5/11/2019
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Singer but not songwriter, activist but not politically correct, this musician looks back over 50 years.

Duration:00:53:51

The sounds of the trautonium

5/10/2019
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An early electronic instrument that's heard in The Birds, krautrock and classical music.

Duration:00:19:23

Goran Bregović's love letter to Sarajevo

5/10/2019
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From rock and roll to Balkan gypsy brass madness.

Duration:00:21:26

Les Murray's poems

5/4/2019
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Remembering the great Australian poet in words and music.

Duration:00:05:32

William Barton shares his didgeridoo with the world

5/4/2019
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One of Australia's finest musical exports and collaborators.

Duration:00:47:48

Naretha Williams' Blak Mass

5/3/2019
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A haunting sound work composed using DNA code.

Duration:00:17:43

The Music of History

5/3/2019
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Simon Schama on what we might learn from Berlioz, Irving Berlin and Tom Waits.

Duration:00:29:59

Deborah Cheetham, composer, singer and ABBA fan

4/27/2019
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The Yorta Yorta woman's unique contribution to Australian classical music.

Duration:00:53:51

Border Ballads & Thomas the Rhymer

4/26/2019
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Courtesy of singer, author and walker Poppy Holden.

Duration:00:28:14

Bush Gothic's Beyond the Pale

4/26/2019
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Post colonial band that reworks old Australian folksongs.

Duration:00:23:29

Bonus podcast: the organ of Notre Dame

4/20/2019
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From the archives: the story, and sound, of that famous cathedral's organ that looks to have survived this week's catastrophic fire.

Duration:00:07:39

Easter's most famous music

4/20/2019
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Marking the most celebrated and performed pieces of the western canon; the St Matthew Passion and Messiah. Bach and Handel lived within 100 kilometres of each other but never met.

Duration:00:53:51