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Neil Sedaka

Sep 9, 2014

  Neil Sedaka is synonymous with popular music. For more than fifty years, he has written, performed, and produced the soundtrack for America’s collective psyche. Sedaka had a string of early ‘60s pop hits, and his songs have been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Elvis, and the Monkees, among others. On this episode, Feinstein and his guest talk and play iconic pop and great standards, including one of his many hits, “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.”

The Other Brother

Sep 5, 2014

- Walter Edgar's JournalThe Other Brother is a film about the ‘genetics’ of art and sibling estrangement. The subject is art but the story is universal. Two brothers, estranged since 1948, share an exceptional bond. One is an art-world insider, and one lived alone in a world of art.

Hunter Hayes

Sep 1, 2014

Rising Country star Hunter Hayes performed as a four-year old with Hank Williams, Jr. and played at the White House at just seven. On his debut album, Hayes performed on all of the instruments and was rewarded with three Grammy nominations in 2013. He released his second album Storyline in May. On this week’s Song Travels, Hayes performs original songs including his hit, “Wanted.”

Hunter Kennedy

Aug 29, 2014

(Originally Broadcast 02/28/14) - Begun as an open letter to strangers and fellow misfits, The Minus Times grew to become a hand-typed literary magazine that showcased the next generation of American fiction. Contributors include Sam Lipsyte, David Berman, Patrick DeWitt, and Wells Tower, with illustrations by David Eggers and Brad Neely as well as interviews with Dan Clowes, Barry Hannah, and a yet-to-be-famous Stephen Colbert.

April 6

“Rosen aus dem Süden” Waltz (Johann Strauss)

Geoff Nuttall and Livia Sohn, violins; Daniel Phillips, viola; Anthony Manzo, double bass

String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

Benjamin Beilman, violin; Daniel Phillips, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello

Lensky’s Aria (Pyotr Tchaikovsky, arr. Auer)

Livia Sohn, violin; Pedja Muzijevic, piano

“Solenne on quest’ora” from La forza del destino (Giuseppe Verdi, arr. Leob)

Livia Sohn, violin; Geoff Nuttall, viola; Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Till Eulenspiegel (Richard Strauss, arr. Hasenöhrl)

Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Eric Ruske, horn;   Anthony Manzo, double bass

April 13

Sonata in G Major, K. 379 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Geoff Nuttall, violin; Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Lullaby and Doina (Oswaldo Golijov)

St. Lawrence String Quartet; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Todd Palmer, clarinet;

Anthony Manzo, double bass

“An die ferne Geliebte”, Op. 98 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

Tyler Duncan, baritone; Erika Switzer, piano

“Nocturnal” Toccata for Flute and Cello (Guillaume Connesson)

Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047 (Johann Sebastian Bach)       

Todd Palmer, E-flat clarinet; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; James Austin Smith, oboe;

Daniel Phillips, violin; Geoff Nuttal and Livia Sohn, violins; Benjamin Beilman, viola;

Christopher Costanza, cello; Anthony Manzo,double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord

April 20

Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, BuxWV 266 (Dieterich Buxtehude)

Owen Dalby and Geoff Nuttall, violins; Christopher Costanza, cello; Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord

Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56 (Sergey Prokofiev)

Livia Sohn and Benjamin Beilman, violins 

Techno Parade (Guillame Connesson)

Todd Palmer, clarinet; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Inon Barnaton, piano

Flute Concerto in D Minor, W22 (Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach)

Tara Helen O’Connor, flute;

Geoff Nuttall, Owen Dalby, Benjamin Beilman and Livia Sohn, violins;

Daniel Phillips, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass;

Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord

April 27

Symphony No. 104, “London” (Franz Joseph Haydn)

Pedja Muzijevic, harpsichord; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute;

Geoff Nuttall and Owen Dalby, violins; Daniel Phillips, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello;

Anthony Manzo, double bass

Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 (Robert Schumann)

Pedja Muzijevic, piano; Benjamin Beilman, violin; Daniel Phillips, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello

May 4

String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 20, No. 3 (Franz Joseph Haydn)

St. Lawrence String Quartet

“In Darkness Let me Dwell” and “Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite” (John Dowland)

Tyler Duncan, baritone; Kevin Payne, lute

5 Schilflieder for Oboe, Viola, and Piano, Op. 28 (August Klughardt)

I.    “Langsam, träumerisch”

II.   “Leidenschaftlich erregt”

III.  “Zart, in ruhiger Bewegung”

James Austin Smith, oboe; Daniel Phillips, viola; Pedja Muzijevic, piano

“Omaramor” for Solo Cello (Oswaldo Golijov)

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

May 11

Clarinet Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 8, No. 4 (Carl Stamitz)

Todd Palmer, clarinet; Livia Sohn, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Dover Beach (Samuel Barber)

Tyler Duncan, baritone; St. Lawrence String Quartet

Viola Quintet in G Minor, K. 516 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

St. Lawrence String Quartet; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

May 18

Violin Sonata in G Minor, “Devil’s Trill” (Giuseppe Tartini)

Daniel Phillips, violin; Kevin Payne, lute; Christopher Costanza, cello

Hoboj” and “A Strange Young Lady" (Iva Bittová)

James Austin Smith, oboe; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65 (Frederic Chopin)

Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

May 25

“Gulliver’s Suite” (Georg Philipp Telemann)

Livia Sohn and Geoff Nuttall, violins

“La bonne chanson”, Op. 61 (Gabriel Fauré)

Tyler Duncan, baritone; Erika Switzer, piano; St. Lawrence String Quartet

Keyboard Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

Inon Barnatan, piano; St. Lawrence String Quartet; Daniel Phillips and Livia Sohn,violins;

Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Ian Halas, double bass

Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11 (Dmitry Shostakovich)

St. Lawrence String Quartet; Daniel Phillips and Livia Sohn, violins; Hsin-Yun Huang,viola;

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Chris Young
Sheryl Neilds

 Sundays: at 2 pm on News Stations, at 6 pm on Classical Stations  

  June 05: Chris Young

Chris Young was the 2006 winner of the TV series Nashville Star and is earning a spot among today’s top country voices. In 2010 he was nominated for Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. On this episode of Song Travels, host Michael Feinstein talks with Young about the array of musical influences that led to his career as a singer and songwriter. With guitarist Kevin Collier, Young brings his rich voice to a set of original songs and old favorites, including his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”


June 12: Emily King
Grammy-nominated vocalist and songwriter Emily King is the daughter of internationally known jazz duo Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti, and her musical journey has taken her far. She’s toured with John Legend and Sara Bareilles, and she’s released duets with José James and Taylor McFerrin. On this edition of Song Travels, King performs her original songs “Distance” and “Georgia.” Host Michael Feinstein joins on the piano for a rendition of “I Wish You Love.”

  June 19: Curtis Stigers
Saxophonist, vocalist and songwriter Curtis Stigers wrote the Emmy-nominated theme song for the TV show Sons of Anarchy. Throughout his career, he’s been straddling genres and reinventing jazz and modern standards. On this Song Travels, Stigers joins host Michael Feinstein to discuss his journey to become a songwriter. Stigers performs his original “You’ve Got the Fever,” and Feinstein joins him for a duet of the standard “You Are Too Beautiful.”

Helen Merrill on Piano Jazz (1995)

Aug 27, 2014

Helen Merrill’s voice is an instrument that sometimes carries the melody and sometimes complements the improvisational skills of her co-musicians. In this session from 1995, McPartland performs a “Portrait of Helen Merrill.” Merrill joins McPartland to perform songs popularized by Billie Holiday, including Bob Haggart’s “What’s New” and Holiday’s “Don’t Explain.”


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Miloš Karadaglić

Aug 25, 2014
Miloš Karadaglić
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   Classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić began performing as his country, the former Yugoslavia, was being torn apart by war. He entered the Royal Academy of Music in London, and his hard work paid off with a highly acclaimed 2012 solo concert at Royal Albert Hall. Karadaglić brings his love of Latin music to Song Travels with pieces by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos and Argentine tango master Astor Piazolla

Kate Davis

Aug 25, 2014

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Vocalist, bassist, and songwriter Kate Davis was recognized as a National Young Arts Silver Winner and twice invited to the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony. Hailed as a “talent not to be missed” by The Herald Tribune, she’s performed at such prestigious venues as The Kennedy Center and Rockwood Music Hall. On this Song Travels, Davis performs her original songs “Movie” and “Every Good Girl is a Unicorn.”

Classical Unknown with Eva Bennett

Aug 22, 2014

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Makoto Ozone, 1984

Aug 21, 2014

  A world-class jazz composer and pianist, Makoto Ozone began playing organ at age two and picked up piano at age twelve after falling in love with the music of Oscar Peterson. On this Piano Jazzfrom 2002, Ozoné shows his total mastery of the keyboard as he solos on his “Lullaby for Rabbit.” He and McPartland
enjoy musical jokes on “Sonnymoon for Two.”