May 17, 2011 | 55:28And the Winner is A Portrait of Herbert Von Karajan - Pt 2 Audio
And the Winner is A Portrait of Herbert Von Karajan - Pt 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.
Jul 12, 2011 | 55:29And the Winner is The Wire - Pt 3 Audio
And the Winner is The Wire - Pt 3 Jul 12, 2011 | 55:29The 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.
Jul 26, 2011 | 55:29And the Winner is The Wire - Pt 5 Audio
And the Winner is The Wire - Pt 5 Jul 26, 2011 | 55:29The 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 The Wire - Pt 6 Audio
And the Winner is The Wire - Pt 6 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 20 Pieces of Music that Changed the World - Pt 13 || Malcolm Audio
And the Winner is 20 Pieces of Music that Changed the World - Pt 13 || Malcolm 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.
Nov 1, 2011 | 55:29And the Winner is John Le Carre Interview - Pt 2 Audio
And the Winner is John Le Carre Interview - Pt 2 Nov 1, 2011 | 55:29It was after the great success of "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" that John le Carré devoted himself full-time to his writing. And he's had success after success, with many of his books made into movies - most recently, "The Constant Gardener" starring Ralph Fiennes. And although le Carré is now a an octogenarian, he certainly hasn't slowed down, publishing a new novel about every two years. In 2010, he published "Our Kind of Traitor", a novel that looks at Russian money laundering and its much broader political implications. In the summer of 2010, Writers and Company host Eleanor Wachtel went to see John le Carré at his home outside of Penzance in Cornwall, England. Mr. le Carré was so generous that what you'll hear today is the first of a two-part conversation - a Canadian exclusive. The interview with Mr. Le Carré won a Silver Medal at the New York Festivals.
Nov 29, 2011 | 55:29And the Winner is Sacred Ground - Pt 1 (December 2010 Encore) Audio
And the Winner is Sacred Ground - Pt 1 (December 2010 Encore) Nov 29, 2011 | 55:29Up until ten years ago, September eleventh was just another date. But over the past decade, of course, it's taken on a whole world of meaning. September 11th is used as a kind of shorthand for everything from religious violence to a massive failure of global security. And the space where the World Trade Centre stood until that day has widely become known as Sacred Ground.
Nov 27, 2012 | 55:29And the Winner Is Get With It || The Brain Train Audio
And the Winner Is Get With It || The Brain Train Nov 27, 2012 | 55:29This week we present two medalists from the New York Festivals Imagine if you could crawl inside someone's ear and watch as words came in. And then if you could follow those words to the brain, and see how they were processed and understood. Well, you can take that fantastic voyage in "The Brain Train," an award-winning episode of the program And Sometimes Y. But the show begins with the art of language. It's an award-winning episode of WireTap with Jonathan Goldstein.