Anastasia Tsioulcas http://publicradioeast.org en Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted http://publicradioeast.org/post/classical-quartet-gets-all-twisted <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKezUd_xw20</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:32:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 39158 at http://publicradioeast.org Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.) http://publicradioeast.org/post/how-do-you-sweep-ivy-league-practice-viola-really By now, you may have <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/01/297879597/new-york-student-is-accepted-to-all-8-ivy-league-schools" target="_blank">heard</a> about Kwasi Enin, the impressive young man from Long Island who has been accepted into the classes of 2018 at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale (all eight Ivy League universities) as well as Duke and three campuses of the State University of New York. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:14:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 37999 at http://publicradioeast.org How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.) Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear Now http://publicradioeast.org/post/latitudes-international-music-you-must-hear-now-0 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fGcf3GODKE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cprez2G15LI</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KFBKcl4CD0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyRCkO1o6hY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8UVv1ludZ8</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 37756 at http://publicradioeast.org Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear Now The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years http://publicradioeast.org/post/kronos-quartet-still-daring-after-all-these-years Kronos Quartet is celebrating 40 years of playing music together — and to mark the occasion, they're playing a celebration concert at Carnegie Hall in New York tomorrow night. Since their founding, the San Francisco-based string quartet has become one of the most visible ensembles in classical music. The players have done it by championing new and underheard music, and by coming up with a business model that was unheard of for a chamber group four decades ago.<p>Violinist David Harrington dreamed up the idea of a string quartet devoted primarily to contemporary music in 1973. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:01:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 37412 at http://publicradioeast.org The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years A Field Recording Bonus Track: The Silk Road Swings http://publicradioeast.org/post/field-recording-bonus-track-silk-road-swings We had so much fun taping cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/294345739/yo-yo-ma-and-the-silk-road-ensemble-horse-around-in-brooklyn" target="_blank">Field Recording</a>, we couldn't stop at just one selection, so we recorded the group's four talented percussionists in a deep groove.<p>They're playing a piece written by Shane Shanahan called <em>Saidi Swing</em>. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 37349 at http://publicradioeast.org A Field Recording Bonus Track: The Silk Road Swings Welcome To Yo-Yo's Playhouse http://publicradioeast.org/post/welcome-yo-yos-playhouse When you're lucky enough to have cellist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15995808/yo-yo-ma" target="_blank">Yo-Yo Ma</a> and members of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/144696932/the-silk-road-ensemble-globalfest-2012" target="_blank">Silk Road Ensemble</a>, some of the world's premiere instrumentalists and composers, gather for an afternoon of offstage music making, you've got to think long and hard about where to put them. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 37350 at http://publicradioeast.org Welcome To Yo-Yo's Playhouse Kronos Quartet At 40: Songs We Love http://publicradioeast.org/post/kronos-quartet-40-songs-we-love <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E4Bjt_zVJc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzvWiG5Lpzc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANkFMjEEnJ4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVA0oX-bqog</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wnOJFuMKDE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUlMyYuEyXw</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:58:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas & Alex Ambrose 37262 at http://publicradioeast.org Kronos Quartet At 40: Songs We Love In The First Violins — At Least For One Night http://publicradioeast.org/post/first-violins-least-one-night <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm5BoFihAJw</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:44:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 36899 at http://publicradioeast.org In The First Violins — At Least For One Night Bless You! http://publicradioeast.org/post/bless-you <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj4BFvwwj-o</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:21:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 36705 at http://publicradioeast.org Bless You! First Listen: Yasmine Hamdan, 'Ya Nass' http://publicradioeast.org/post/first-listen-yasmine-hamdan-ya-nass If you think you know what Middle Eastern music sounds like, think again — because Beirut-born electro-pop singer Yasmine Hamdan is positioning herself in an incredibly interesting place. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 36584 at http://publicradioeast.org First Listen: Yasmine Hamdan, 'Ya Nass' Music Takes Center Stage In Oscar-Nominated Documentaries http://publicradioeast.org/post/music-takes-center-stage-oscar-nominated-documentaries <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrXHcQyixTE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twB2zAOzsKE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kgRq_pGN2g</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 35370 at http://publicradioeast.org Music Takes Center Stage In Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear Now http://publicradioeast.org/post/latitudes-international-music-you-must-hear-now <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Psuqys26J4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSjtqBPd63U</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAMWdvo71ls</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsX3myCEAiE</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:26:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 34778 at http://publicradioeast.org Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear Now We Love Him For More Than Twizzles: Charlie White Plays Violin, Too http://publicradioeast.org/post/we-love-him-more-twizzles-charlie-white-plays-violin-too It's no secret that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/theedge/2014/02/17/278549740/americans-davis-and-white-win-gold-in-ice-dancing" target="_blank">gold-winning</a> American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White have become favorite faces in Sochi. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:42:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 34676 at http://publicradioeast.org We Love Him For More Than Twizzles: Charlie White Plays Violin, Too On A Chilly Factory Floor, Yuja Wang's Piano Sizzles http://publicradioeast.org/post/chilly-factory-floor-yuja-wangs-piano-sizzles Chinese-born pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/122868506/yuja-wang" target="_blank">Yuja Wang</a> isn't one to do anything in half measures. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:28:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 34662 at http://publicradioeast.org On A Chilly Factory Floor, Yuja Wang's Piano Sizzles Sex, Drugs And Wandering Batons: Classical Musicians (Finally) Get Some Screen Time http://publicradioeast.org/post/sex-drugs-and-wandering-batons-classical-musicians-finally-get-some-screen-time <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBwI6U8ZlFE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEoM7bM7KVw</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 34278 at http://publicradioeast.org Sex, Drugs And Wandering Batons: Classical Musicians (Finally) Get Some Screen Time Fiddler On The Slopes http://publicradioeast.org/post/fiddler-slopes Classical music has managed to take center stage at sports events in the last few weeks. Soprano Renée Fleming <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2014/01/21/264553311/guess-whos-singing-the-national-anthem-at-the-super-bowl" target="_blank">sang the National Anthem</a> at the Super Bowl two weekends ago. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 34154 at http://publicradioeast.org Fiddler On The Slopes First Listen: Tinariwen, 'Emmaar' http://publicradioeast.org/post/first-listen-tinariwen-emmaar How do you build on the reputation that has made your band the most visible ambassador of an entire people? For its seventh international album, <em>Emmaar</em>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15405877/tinariwen" target="_blank">Tinariwen</a> has some striking ideas that were born out of both creativity and absolute necessity.<p>Unfortunately, <em>Emmaar</em> reflects the unpleasant truth of this time in Tinariwen's career. It was made in the U.S. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 04:02:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 33428 at http://publicradioeast.org First Listen: Tinariwen, 'Emmaar' 4 Ways To Hear More In Music http://publicradioeast.org/post/4-ways-hear-more-music <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2swfLur5WQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCFEk6Y8TmM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mn1ibFdXDU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK23BhEQVyU</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:56:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 33219 at http://publicradioeast.org Watch Musicians Elevate A Trip To A Big-Box Store http://publicradioeast.org/post/watch-musicians-elevate-trip-big-box-store <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86ukcgSnME0</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:34:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 32954 at http://publicradioeast.org Watch Musicians Elevate A Trip To A Big-Box Store Tracing The Career Of Claudio Abbado, A Consummate Conductor http://publicradioeast.org/post/tracing-career-claudio-abbado-consummate-conductor <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmozblR_9Pk</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 32512 at http://publicradioeast.org Tracing The Career Of Claudio Abbado, A Consummate Conductor