Sunday, February 19, 2012

Episode #21

Join us this week when we welcome our first guest to the show! We have mezzo-soprano, opera star and radio celeb Julie Nesrallah on the show this week! She discusses with us George Bizet's opera "Carmen" - a role that she has played many times all over the world. In addition, Mitch and I discuss and listen to music from rap originator Big Daddy Kane, influential could-have-beens Big Star, pop music innovator Björk and L.A. punks Black Flag.

We listened to:

Seguedille and Duo: Pres des ramparts de Seville and C'est moi! C'est Toi! from:

Aint No Half Steppin' and Raw from:

The Ballad of El Goodo and In the Street from:

All is Full of Love and Joga from:

TV Party and Six Pack from:


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Episode #20!

Join Mitch and Tony this week as we listen to music from high Romantic dramatist Hector Berlioz, jack-of-all-musical-trades Leonard Bernstein, the original rock guitar hero Chuck Berry, brothers in music Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Ry Cooder, and Bollywood über legend Asha Bhosle!

We listened to:

Act II, "Complices de sa gloire. Le Tresor! Le Tresor!" and Act V, "Pluton... semble m'etre propice" from:

Mambo! and Somewhere from:

Johnny B. Goode and You Never Can Tell from:

A Meeting By the River and Ganges River Delta Blues from:

Dil Cheeze Kya Hai and Rang De from:


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Episode #19!

Join Mitch and Tony this week as we journey our way through music legend Tony Bennett (with one of the all time greatest jazz pianists, Bill Evans), Romantic atonalist Alban Berg, Post-Modernist madman Luciano Berio and love-sick Hector Berlioz!

We listened to:

Some Other Time and We'll Be Together Again from:

Act III, Scene IV - "Das Messer? Wo ist das messer?" and Act III, Scene V - "Ringel, Ringel, Rosenkranz, Ringelreih'n!" from:

Andante and Adagio from:

II. O King and III. In Ruhig flieBender Bewegung from:

IV. March to the Scaffold and V. Dream of a Witches Sabbath from: