Tonight's musician guest was pianist and composer Russ Lossing, who is giving a solo piano performance this Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 pm down at Greenwich House Music School with music from his most recent solo disc, "Drum Music."
A program commemorating Hurricane Sandy. Playlist crafted by WKCR intern Bernhard Fasenfest. The following tracks would also have been included if not for the half hour preemption:
Charlie Patton - Devil Sent The Rain Blues
Eddie Kelly's Washboard Band - Blues in the Rain
Mississippi Sheiks - It's Done Got Wet
Barbecue Bob - She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day
Muddy Waters - Cold Weather Blues
Lonnie Johnson - Pouring Down Rain
Lightnin' Hopkins - Hurricane Betsy
Muddy Waters - Blow Wind Blow
Big Joe Turner - Howlin' Winds
A celebration of rain and wind, in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. Like the Hurricane, the program progressed from east to west, with music from Australia, Burma, Bhutan, India, Persia, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Albania, the Hopi tribe, Bolivia, and Japan.
Wagnerian Night starting with Tannhauser. To contrast the demands of the Wagnerian soprano, Ortrud's Curse from Lohengrin was played alongside Isolde's Liebestod. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the world premiere of Richard Strauss's Capriccio, the program included the opera's finale.
1. Wie Todesahnung-Peter Mattei (baritone). Lawrences Renes (conductor). Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
2. Tannhauser-Helga Dernesch (soprano). Christa Ludwig (mezzo). Rene Kollo (tenor). Victor Braun (baritone). Hans Sotin (bass). Sir Georg Solti (conductor). Vienna Philharmonic.