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The Coronavirus crisis has forced WPRB to cancel all live broadcasts effective March 16. Live broadcasts have been partially resumed with the DJ's presenting programs from their home studios.

Untill WPRB reopens, Classical Discoveries will present a weekly three hour program each Wednesday from 7:00 till 10:00am.

MP3 Sound Files will be available for two weeks after the broadcast on this website.

 

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A couple of weeks ago I was out with friends who thought it would be really great to have a piece written during the marathon and have it aired at the end of the event. 
The composition below is the result of these discussions.  A warm thanks to composer, Steve Layton and his colleagues for making this come true.

Listen:     "Quo Vadis" (2019) [9:31]
Mash-up/mix by Steve Layton, from tracks contributed December 26-28 2019 by the members of the weekly online music-sharing event "Sound-In" (https://www.facebook.com/groups/improvfriday)
Steve Layton writes:
"It's important to note that none of the individual tracks were conceived, performed or recorded in coordination with any of the others. Each was a wholly distinct composition or improvisation, only listened to and brought together after they had been shared to the Sound-in group. The whole mix ended up being two distinct but joined 'pieces'; they share no musical material, but do inhabit the same world. The title 'Quo Vadis' is taken from the text I asked Marvin to write and speak, which is heard in the second half of the track." Words and speaking voice: Marvin Rosen Musicians & tracks mixed in order of appearance: Chris Vaisvil (Indianapolis, Indiana) Jim Goodin (Brooklyn, New York) William Newbold (Highland Park, New Jersey) Roger Sundström (Eksjö, Sweden) Kavin Allenson (Fort Worth, Texas) Shane Cadman (Whittier, California) Paul Muller (Ventura, California) Steve Layton (Seattle, Washington)

 

Virtual recital as part of the series Westminster Conservatory at Nassau-Thursday, February 18, 12:15pm: available on Youtube

https://www.newjerseystage.com/articles/2021/02/11/westminster-conservatory-at-nassau-recital-on-february-18-features-piano-music-by-women-composers/

Contemporary Piano Miniatures by Women Composers

Included will be music by Jennifer Castellano, Karen Tanaka, Susan T. Nelson, Dosia McKay, Beth Anderson, Rain Worthington, Rebecca Oswald, Ana Milosavljevic, Dorothee Eberhardt, Zibuokle Martinaityte and a few others.

The entire performance is only about 30 minutes. Yes, these works are miniatures and of course they are mostly very short.

 

Painting from Hasht - Behesht palace, Isfahan, Iran, ca. 1669
CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES  18TH ANNUAL "IN PRAISE OF WOMAN" - 2021

Wednesdays, February 24, March 03, March 10, March 17, and March 24, 2021 - 07:00 - 10:00am

Every March from 2004, in observance of Women’s History Month, Classical Discoveries pays tribute to music by women composers from all over the world and through the centuries. Every regularly scheduled Wednesday program in March is exclusively devoted to their music.

The third show of the series will air Wednesday, March 10, 2020 from 7:00am-10:00pm and will be devoted to American Women composers.

To find past playlists for this annual series and other programs devoted to music by women composers go to:
IN PRAISE OF WOMAN page or Prior years Playlists: 2003 - 2009 and 2010 - current

Playlist and MP3 Files *(available after each broadcastfor limited time)
MP3 - 02-24-2021
MP3 - 03-03-2021 - American Women Composers
MP3 - 03-10-2021
MP3 - 03-17-2021

MP3 - 03-24-2021

Please check the weekly posting for highlights and upcoming features on this website as well as on the Classical Discoveries Group Page on FaceBook and if you follow me on Twitter @MarvinRosen you will be able to see some works that are on the air in real time

#WomensHistoryMonth   #InPraiseOfWoman2021  #WomenComposers   #WomenInEarlyMusic  

 

RECENTLY AIRED PROGRAMS

 

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 from 7:00 till 10:00

CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES 18TH ANNUAL "IN PRAISE OF WOMAN" - 2021 - Part 2

Some composers presented in this edition:
Frøy Aagre (1977- ), Jennifer Bellor (1983- ), Johanna Doderer (1969- ), Hyo-shin Na (1959- ), Jennifer Jolley (1981- ), Nora Morrow, Geraldine Mucha (1917-2012), Athina Pavlaki-Pirounia (1974- ), Alicia Terzian (1940- ), Eve de Castro Robinson, Maija Einfelde, Gao Hong, Jurgita Mieželytė, Asha Srinivasan, Dobrinka Tabakova, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and others

Playlist and MP3 File
*(available after the broadcast for 2 weeks)

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 7:00 till 10:00

CLASSICAL DISCOVERIES 18TH ANNUAL "IN PRAISE OF WOMAN" - 2021 - Part 1

Some composers presented in this edition:
Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), Gina Biver (1960- ), Galina Grigorjeva (1962- ), Melissa Hui (1966- ), Jocelyn Morlock (1969- ), Caroline Szeto (1956- ), Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolf (1948- ), Isidora Žebeljan (1967-2020), Joanne Metcalf, Andrea L. Reinkemeyer, Dilorom Saidaminova, Rosanna Scalfi Marcello and others

Playlist and MP3 File
*(available after the broadcast for 2 weeks)

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 7:00 till 10:00 - Home Edition

Some composers presented in this edition:
Bun-Ching Lam (1954-), Chen Yi (1953- ), Rihards Dubra (1964- ), Imants Kalniņš (1941- ), Žibuoklė Martinaitytė (1973- ), Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004), Dan Visconti (1982- ), Zhou Long (1953- ), Chinary Ung, Tania León, Santa Ratniece, Valentin Silvestrov, Jan Van der Roost and others

Playlist and MP3 File* (available after the broadcast for 2 weeks)

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 7:00 till 10:00 - Home Edition

Some composers presented in this edition:
Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), Corrina Bonshek (1977- ), Henry Cowell (1897-1965), Brent Michael Davids (1959- ), Emily Doolittle (1972- ), René Eespere (1953- ), Mark Lackey (1966- ), Sophia Serghi (1972- ), Marco Antonio Centorio, Susan T. Nelson, Krzysztof Penderecki, Francesco Scarlatti and others

Playlist and MP3 File* (available after the broadcast for 2 weeks)

 

Wednesday, February 03, 2021, 7:00 till 10:00 - Home Edition

Some composers presented in this edition:
Jacobus de Kerle (1531/32-1591), Juan de Lienas (c. 1600-1654), Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000), David Maslanka (1943-2017), Ann Millikan (1963- ), Georgs Pelēcis (1947- ), Jaan Rääts (1932-2020), Jórunn Viðar (1918-2017), Luigi Battiferri, Margaret Bonds (arr.), Leonora Duarte, Florence Price, Giovanni Valentini, and others

Playlist and MP3 File* (available after the broadcast for 2 weeks)

 

VIVA 21ST CENTURY - 24-HOUR - 50/50 - INTERNATIONAL EDITION - non-marathon part 4

Wednesday, January  27, 2021, 7:00 till 10:00 - Home Edition

Some composers presented in this edition:
Guillaume Connseeson (1970- ), Aftab Darvishi (1987- ), Sven Grünberg (1956- ), Molly Kien (1979- ), Jeppe Moulijn (1972- ), David Post (1949- ), Daniel Rhode (1988- ), Veronique Vaka (1986- ), Rain Worthington (1949- ), Christopher Duncan, Jēkabs Jančevskis, Alexander Knaifel, Marcus Paus, Ylva Skogand and others

Playlists and due to technical problem sound file will be not available this weeke note

 

VIVA 21ST CENTURY - 24-HOUR - 50/50 - INTERNATIONAL EDITION - non-marathon part 3

Wednesday, January  20, 2021, 7:00 till 10:00 - Home Edition

Some composers presented in this edition:
Gloria Coates (1938- ), Johanna Doderer (1969- ), Amanda Harberg (1973- ), Hannah Kendall (1984- ), Weronika Ratusińska (1977- ), Kile Smith (1956- ), Evan Premo (1985- ), Noam Faingold, Carlotta Ferrari, Ola Gjeilo, Gonzalo Grau, Ted Hearne, Michael John Trotta, Sławomir Zamuszko, and others

Playlists and MP3 Files *(please note: sound file will be available after the broadcast for 2 weeks)

 

VIVA 21ST CENTURY - 24-HOUR - 50/50 - INTERNATIONAL EDITION - non-marathon part 2

Wednesday, January  13, 2021, 7:00 till 10:00 - Home Edition

Some composers presented in this edition:
Victoria Bond (1945- ), Alexandra Du Bois (1981- ), Rosemary Duxbury (1964- ), Andreas Hepp (1969- )
, Pierre Jalbert (1967- ), Debra Kaye (1956- ), Paolo Marchettini (1974- ), Missy Mazzoli (1980- ), Martijn Padding (1956- ), Kaija Saariaho (1952- ), Mona A. Ahdab, Rosemary Duxbury Ēriks Ešenvalds, Edna Alejandra Longoria, Bushra El-Turk and others

Playlists and MP3 Files *(please note: sound file will be available after the broadcast for 2 weeks)

 

VIVA 21ST CENTURY - 24-HOUR - 50/50 - INTERNATIONAL EDITION - non-marathon part 1

Wednesday, January  06, 2021, 7:00 till 10:00 - Home Edition

Some composers presented in this edition:
Jenny Brandon (1977- ), Stanley Grill (1953- ), Sarah Wallin Huff, Laura Sgroi (1986- ), Kate Whitley (1989- ), Karim Al-Zand, Robert Butts, Diana Čemerytė, Sadie Harrison, Robert Strobel, Lawren Brianna Ware and others


Playlists and MP3 Files *(please note: sound file will be available after the broadcast for 2 weeks)

 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 7:00 till 10:00am - Live From Home Edition

SHALL WE DANCE

Some composers presented in this edition:
Ge Gan-Ru (1954- ), Georges Gurdjieff, (1877-1949)/Thomas de Hartmann (1885-1956), Howard Hersh (1940-), Gabriel Kaczmarek (1986- ), Sima Wolf, and more

Playlist and MP3 File *(available after the broadcast till January 14, 2021)

 

VIVA 21ST CENTURY - 24-HOUR - 50/50 - INTERNATIONAL EDITION - 24-HOUR LIVE FROM HOME WPRB RADIO BROADCAST
Playlists and MP3 Files *(please note: sound file will be available after the broadcast for 4 weeks)

Sunday, December 27th at 12:00 noon until 12:00 noon Monday, December 28th, 2020

Some composers presented in this edition:
Adrienne Albert, Dace Aperane, Ayala Asherov, Gina Biver, Bruce Babcock, Sylvia Bodorova ,Chen Yi, Jakub Ciupinski, Dorothee Eberhardt, Ross Edwards, Reena Esmail, Kenneth Fuchs, Nina Grigoryan, Mario Grillo Jennifer Higdon Martin Hebel, Douglas Knehans, Dirk-Michael Kirsch, Matija Krecic, Jonathan Leshnoff, Vladimir Martynov, Ella Macens, Peeter Machajdik, Zibuokle Martinaityte, Joanne Metcalf, Kate Moore, Alyssa Morris, Fabian Muller, Grainne Mulvey ,Mark Mellits, Robert Moran, Eric Nathan, Gabriel Prokofiev, Andrea Reinkemeyer, Huang Ruo, Andrew Rudin, Alex Shapiro, Caroline Shaw, Valentin Silvestrov, D.J. Sparr, Niklas Siverlov, Kat Souponetski, William Susman, Roland Szentpali, Erkki-Sven Tuur, Peters Vask, Anne Vanschothorst, Errollyn Wallen, and Shelly Washington.

Stories about the Marathon in the papers and internet

 

THE CHRISTMAS TRILOGY  - 2020
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Wednesday, December 09, 2020 -  from 7:00 till 10:00am - Live From Home Edition

CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA

Composers presented in this edition:
Alvin Curran (1938- ), Alan Hovhanes (1911-2000, Thomas Juneau (1977- ), Frank La Rocca (1951- ), Michael Mauldin (1947- ), Charles Theodore Pachelbel (1690-1750), Stephen Paulus (1949-2014), Stephen Shewan (1962- ), Godfrey Schroth (1927-2017)
plus others as time allows

Playlist and MP3 File
*(available after the broadcast till December 24, 2020)


Wednesday, December 16, 2020 -  from 7:00 till 10:00am

- Live From Home Edition

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

Composers presented in this edition:
Anonymous Medieval Spain, Otmar Mácha (1922-2006), Paweł Łukaszewski (1968- ), Urmas Sisask (1960- )
plus music from the following countries:
Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Soouth Africa, USA and others

Playlist and MP3 File
*(available after the broadcast till December 31, 2020)
Art: Nativity from Henry VIII - Book of Hours


Wednesday , December 23, 2020 from 7:00 till 10:00 - Live From Home Edition

A MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE CHRISTMAS

Lesser known music before 1750

Composers presented in this edition:
Christoph Bernhard (1628-1692), Cristofaro Caresana (c 1640-1709), Joan Baptista Comes (1582?-1643), Tarquinio Merula (1594-1665), John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558), Pietro Verdana (c. 1600-1643), Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745), Josquin DesPrez, Claudio Merulo, Marcin Mielczewski, Angelo Ragazzi and others

Playlist and MP3 File
*(available after the broadcast till January 07, 2021)
Art: Nativity from Bedford Hours - Paris c.1410

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