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Songs and back-stores from the Broadway output of Leonard Bernstein; songs from On The Town, Wonderful Town, Candide and West Side Story.

Bought by WVTF and WRR


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Afterglow, we turn the spotlight on two of the most innovative figures in postwar musical theatre: Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernst...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Marc Blitzstein, Credit: Mottke Weissman
In this episode, Guy Livingston tells the story of an opera, a missing symphony, and a stolen song. Featuring John Mauceri and the opera Regina, th...

Bought by WJFF, WXXI, WDPR, KSJE, KDX Worldround Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Many Broadway composers loved the challenge of writing the big choral number. Some were better at it than others. Some fine examples in this progra...

Bought by WVTF and WRR


  • Added: Jun 10, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 2
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"Promise" is about Hazel Scott.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Profile of artists in the famed Carnegie Towers fighting eviction

Bought by NPR Station Showcase with PRX and WAMC


  • Added: Sep 18, 2007
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 2
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Few musical works have inspired so many stories as Stravinsky's 1913 hit, The Rite of Spring. These are just three or four of them.

Bought by KPIK-LP, KGLT, KFAI, WNPR, WCPN and more


  • Added: Mar 12, 2007
  • Length: 13:16
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Marc Blitzstein, Credit: Mottke Weissman
In 1964, composer Marc Blitzstein was writing an opera about Sacco and Vanzetti. Immensely controversial, this project was cut short by tragedy. Fe...

Bought by WXXI, WDPR, KSJE, KDX Worldround Radio, KENW and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Marc Blitzstein, Credit: Mottke Weissman
Kurt Weill wrote Threepenny Opera in German, but Marc Blitzstein’s brilliant english adaptation made it famous in New York. Hear Lotte Lenya and Lo...

Bought by WXXI, WDPR, KSJE, KDX Worldround Radio, KENW and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Marc Blitzstein, Credit: Mottke Weissman
This is the story of a great musician who embraced all the colorfulness of American life. Composer Marc Blitzstein has been largely forgotten, but ...

Bought by WJFF, WXXI, WDPR, KSJE, KDX Worldround Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Virigina State Colony for the Feebleminded
Beginning in 1907, states in the US began to forcibly sterilize over 60,000 Americans -- people considered by scientists to be “unfit” -- the menta...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 22:29
  • Purchases: 1