Monteverdi composed three landmark operas that have become the subject of great interest: L'Orfeo; Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria; and L'incoronazione di Poppea. With the rise of the early music movement, these operas have been recorded in "historically informed" performances. While vital, these recordings simultaneously overshadow earlier performances that helped spark interest in this movement in the first place. ...
Johannes Brahms's German Requiem is one of the most beloved choral works of all time. In the composer's magnum opus, he shuns typical Latin texts and instead opts for German Lutheran texts free of eschatological redemption. The result is what Brahms termed a "human requiem," a meditation of man's time on earth; however, what many do not know about the Deutsches Requiem is that Brahms also composed a piano duet of the entire work for four hands, which has also been used in
Tune in on Tuesday, September 1st, at 9:30 pm to hear an interview with Stanley Nelson, an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, and the writer, producer, and director of the film The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. In this interview, Nelson talks with WKCR programmer Danielle Smith about the complicated nature of the history of the Black Panther Party, the lack of education surrounding them, and the power a youth movement can have. The film will premier at
Tune in Tuesday, September 1st, and Thursday, September 3rd, at 9 pm to hear the latest from Conversations on the Leading Edge, a collaboration between the Earth Institute's Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity and WKCR's Late City Edition. In this conversation, Meredith Smith talks with Dr. Peter Coleman about Dynamical Systems Theory, a mathematical approach to sustaining peace and resolving conflict. Dr. Peter Coleman is a Professor of Psychology and Education