|Rosalie The DJ
||[Apr. 8th, 2009|07:35 pm]
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You all should listen to Rosie's radio show. It's on now and it's really good. It runs from 7 to 8 pm Central (8 to 9 Eastern) on Wednesday nights.
For info on how to hear it via the Internet, go to http://www.weciradio.org/streaming/.
ETA -- It's over now. You'll just have to wait until next week. Maybe you should set yourself a reminder so you don't miss it.
I really love that Wendy Renee (sp?) song, After Laughter (comes tears). That's my favorite radio show.
7 to 8 pm on Wednesday nights I'm in the middle of choir practice. No radios allowed.
Sorry you can't hear it.
Rosie (my niece) has a good ear. She has introduced me to lots of new music that I have come to love.
I'm addicted to this choir, though, so it would have to be a HUGELY better experience than singing with David Stevens to lure me away.
Tonight was exhausting--I'm wiped out--but we sang a lot of Bach, a little Faure, and a few other things.
And I really enjoy reading about your choir concerts and rehearsels. So I'm glad you keep going.
I've never heard of Faure. Is he/she a songwriter or composer?
Gabriel Faure, French composer, male. I like a lot of Faure a lot. Ethereal, incredible music--deceptively simple, but it's not simple.
David commented, a few years ago when we were doing the Durufle Requiem (Durufle being another French composer, of whom I'm not as fond) that French composers in general (not all) produced lovely shimmering veils of sound. I think that's truer of the more modern ones--Romantics through moderns, maybe--because the older ones had more earthy, dance-like bits. But if you consider Debussy, Durufle, Faure...yeah.
Maybe, in your (non-existent) infinite spare time :-), you could have a radio show. You could talk about these composers and then play them. I love shows like that, where they teach a bit about the music.
KMFA in Austin plays classical music and has educational programs, too. There's a very short program every day on different composers (Composer's Datebook) that they get from somewhere else, but they also have good announcers who often introduce a piece with some information about the composer. (Sometimes more than I want, if I already know about it.) They also have a playlist online, so if you want to find a particular composer you can look at when that will be coming up. A few years ago they started a program on women composers ("Into the Light"), they have one or two for choral music, one for organ, etc.
I learned a lot by listening to classical music stations (in college, in Houston, and much later up here) that introduced me to music I would otherwise not have heard.
Thanks. I haven't been listening to broadcast radio much since the radio in the truck got stolen. My favorite radio listening time is when I'm diving.