May 3, 2011 | 55:29And the Winner Is Message in a Bottle Audio
And the Winner Is Message in a Bottle May 3, 2011 | 55:29Viktor Ullmann and Gideon Klein are two brilliant composers who died in the Holocaust. Now, after almost seventy years, their music is being rediscovered. In this episode of on "And The Winner Is..." we hear some of the musicians and scholars who are passionate about breeding life into these long lost works and we learn about the lives, and the music these two composers. The documentary is called "Message in a Bottle". It's prepared and presented by writer and freelance broadcaster Megan Williams.
May 10, 2011 | 55:29And the Winner is A Portrait of Herbert Von Karajan - Part 1 Audio
And the Winner is A Portrait of Herbert Von Karajan - Part 1 May 10, 2011 | 55:29Robert Chesterman was an award-winning radio producer, film director and author. Herbert Von Karajan was one of the most famous and powerful conductors in the world. This week we feature Robert Chesterman's Portrait of Herbert Von Karajan, which includes an interview with the award-winning flautist, James Galway.
May 17, 2011 | 55:28And the Winner is A Portrait of Herbert Von Karajan - Part 2 Audio
And the Winner is A Portrait of Herbert Von Karajan - Part 2 May 17, 2011 | 55:28Mr. Karajan was, perhaps, the most famous and powerful conductor of the past century. Born in Austria, he led the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for 35 years. He also worked with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Salzberg Festival, to name but two. But he was also known for his drive for perfection in both performing and in recording.
Karajan is one of the most recorded conductors in history, with record sales in the hundreds of millions. Part of the reason for this was his insistence on having the best sound possible for his listeners. Such was his drive for perfection in sound that he played a key role in the development of compact disc technology.
Jun 28, 2011 | 55:28And the Winner is June 28, 2011 Audio
And the Winner is June 28, 2011 Jun 28, 2011 | 55:28Today, we kick off our summer season with the incredibly successful series, The Wire. It's won a Peabody, a Prix Italia and the Director's Choice Award from the Third Coast International Audio Festival. And this summer, we're going to play the entire series.
It's an audio experience like no other. And trust me, you'll never listen to music the same way again.
The Wire explores the impact of electricity on music. Now, obviously, most of us take electricity for granted. But the power of the electrical current didn't just change the way we listen to music -- it changed the way we make it.
Aug 2, 2011 | 55:29And the Winner is August 2, 2011 Audio
And the Winner is August 2, 2011 Aug 2, 2011 | 55:29All summer long we've been featuring the Peabody Award-winning series, The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music. Each episode looks at different ways electricity has changed the way we hear and make music.
So far, we've heard about the impact of the microphone, multi-tracking, the electric guitar, synthesizers and background music. This week, in Episode Six, we have a look at remixing, sequencing and the drum machine.
Oct 4, 2011 | 55:28And the Winner is October 4, 2011 Audio
And the Winner is October 4, 2011 Oct 4, 2011 | 55:28"Malcolm", the award-winning documentary from C'est la vie. It was part of the "Arrivals" series that told stories about the people waiting at the Trudeau Airport in Montreal.
Malcolm was born in Haiti and he arrived in Montreal in November of 2009. His adoptive parents Sonya and Sacha had to wait three and a half years before they could bring him home. It was an extremely difficult wait. But, as it turns out, they were fortunate. They were able to get their boy out just before the devastating earthquake in Haiti.