#118 Art of the Spoken Word

It takes fine craftsmanship to achieve a perfect partnership between text and music in which neither element overshadows the other. This week, we’ll listen to a fascinating array of spoken word and music by composers striving to achieve this symmetry.

Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters

Scott Johnson: How it Happens (The Voice of I.F. Stone) (excerpt)
Kronos Quartet
Nonesuch 79372

Aaron Jay Kernis: Goblin Market, Part II, Scenes 2 & 3
The New Professionals/Rebecca Miller; Mary King, narrator
Signum 186

Martin Butler: The Tummy Beast fr. The Dirty Beasts
Soundwood Ensemble/David Campbell; Richard Stilgoe, narrator
Black Box 1089

Joseph Schwantner: New Morning for the World (excerpt)
Oregon Symphony/DePriest
Koch 7293

David Lang: On Being Hit on the Head and On Hearing the Voice of God fr. Are You Experienced?
Nouvel Ensemble Moderne/Vaillancourt
CRI 625

Michael Daugherty: Sing Sing: J. Edgar Hoover
Kronos Quartet
Nonesuch 79372

Lee Hyla: Howl
Kronos Quartet, Alan Ginsburg, voice
Nonesuch 79372

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