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The Retro Cocktail Hour #836 - January 22, 2022 (rebroadcast)

January 22, 2022

Film Music Friday - January 21, 2022 (Danny Elfman)

Danny Elfman went from being a singer in a New Wave band to composing scores for big budget Hollywood movies, and we'll hear some of his work on this week's Film Music Friday. Among others, we'll feature music from Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Batman, Midnight Run, Spider-Man and more.

Sunflower Music Festival 2021: Rachmaninoff and Beach

Chamber musicians from last summer's Sunflower Music Festival in Topeka gathered to play Amy Beach's Pastorale for Winds and a Rachmaninoff piano work.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #933 - January 15, 2022

January 15, 2022

Film Music Friday - January 14, 2022 (When Aliens Attack)

This week on Film Music Friday it's When Aliens Attack! We'll hear themes from some classic - and a few not-so-classic - "alien invasion" movies, including The Thing, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Alien, the Quartermass films, Transformers, Independence Day...and even Devil Girl from Mars(!).

Classics Live 144: Calmus at Grace Cathedral, Topeka

The pride of Leipzig, Germany -- the five part vocal ensemble CALMUS sings at Topeka's Grace Cathedral.  In a show called Just Voices, Calmus delivers everything from sacred masterpieces to madrigals to wonderful harmonies by Sting, Leonard Cohen and even Freddie Mercury.  

The Retro Cocktail Hour #932 - January 8, 2022

January 8, 2022

Film Music Friday - January 7, 2022 (National Philharmonic)

This week on Film Music Friday it's the National Philharmonic, a recording orchestra that devoted itself largely to classic film scores in the 1970s and '80s. We'll hear excerpts from Lost Horizon, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Airport, Harry Potter and more.

Classics Live 143 Kathy Berry, violin with pianist Karen Savage!

Not only Astor Piazzolla tangos but lovely violin and piano pieces by John Williams, Jules Massenet and Rachmaninoff.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #842 - January 1, 2022 (rebroadcast)

January 1, 2022


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