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Options January 9, 2015: You/re the first, the last, my everything
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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Barry White  You're The First, The Last, My Everything   Options   20th Century Fox  1974  45    0:00:00 ()
Rene Jacobs / Ensemble 415  Cantate BWV 53   Options Cantates pour alto  Harmonia Mundi  1998  CD  Composed by JS Bach  0:04:44 ()
Von Otter, Blochwitz, Hermann, Roggisch, Zacher, Limburger Domisingknaben, NDR-Choir Hamburg, Sudfunk Chor, Radio-Sinfonie-Orchestre  Sankt Bach Passion (excerpt)   Options Sankt Bach Passion  Auvidis France  1996  CD  Composed by Mauricio Kagel  0:11:42 ()
Ensemble Instrumental de Musique Contemporaine de Paris  Societe II: If the piano were the body of a woman   Options Archives Génétiquement Modifiées / Société II  Robot Records  2008  CD  Composed by Luc Ferrari in 1967  0:23:53 ()
The Group for Contemporary Music  Con Leggrezza Pensosa   Options Eight Compositions (1948-1993)  Bridge Records  1994  CD  Composed by Elliott Carter in 1990  0:51:30 ()
Jacob Greenberg  Humoreske Op. 20   Options Schumann Busoni  New Focus Recordings  2011  CD  Composed by Robert Schumann in 1838-9  1:03:54 ()
Tianwa Yang / Nicholas Rimmer  Antlitz   Options Rihm: Complete Works for Violin and Piano  Naxos  2012  CD  Composed by Wolfgang Rihm in 1992-93  1:32:27 ()
LaSalle Quartet  Quartetto per archi   Options Lutoslawski · Penderecki ·Cage · Mayuzumi: String Quartets  Deutsche Grammophon  1968  CD  Composed by Krzysztof Penderecki in 1960  1:46:47 ()
Groupe Vocal de France  Lux Aeterna   Options Ligeti: String Quartets - Ramifications - Songs etc.  EMI  2010  CD  Composed by György Ligeti in 1966  1:53:44 ()
Ensemble Recherce  Sui poemi concentrici I   Options Sui poemi concentrici !, II, III  Kairos  2009  CD  Composed by Salvatore Sciarrino in 1987  2:07:39 ()
Petula Clark  The Show is Over   Options Beautiful Sounds: The Petula Clark Songbook  Castle  2000  CD    2:57:31 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:03pm 37:

zoe's ears pop up when she hears her djkg
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 3:04pm DCE:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 3:04pm DCE:

that may be the worst sounding record in the history of DJKG
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 3:04pm common:

Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:05pm 37:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 3:05pm DCE:

oh that poor stylus...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 3:05pm common:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 3:07pm Stepchild:

Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:08pm Chris M.:

i'm enjoying this song but tbh i think it is in part because the speaker is half-broken and crackling.
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:08pm P-90:

Barry and Rene, side-by-side, as nature intended.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:12pm kat330:

Went from Tata earlier (GTDR) to this cantata. Nice tatas all 'round.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 3:13pm common:

ha! kat330
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:13pm Dean:

Jacobs singing Buxtehude's "Muß der Tod" is one of the finest early music recordings I've ever heard.
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:16pm Dean:

Hi, again, kat. Good point. There was also The Fall's Can Can Summer.

Just yesterday, on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine, I wondered out loud, so to speak, why we don't hear much classical music on WFMU. And now this! There is a god! Or a DJ.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:18pm kat330:

Hello, Common! Hope the weather's not too bad where you are.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:19pm kat330:

@Dean: Kurt's both. Gott, after all.
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:21pm Dean:

How'd I miss that pun?
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:21pm still b/p:

And where, where else would you hear such musical selections accompanied by the Barry-gettin'-so-suggestively-busy visual?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 3:21pm common:

hey kat330! it's been 0-ish all week. howzit for you?
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:22pm Dean:

Kiri Te Kanawa only performs live next to a cardboard stand-up of Barry White.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:24pm kat330:

@Dean: You were mesmerized and tongue-tied by Mr. White's?

@common: Uncommonly cold for sure. 25 degrees according to WU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 3:26pm common:

a balmy 25!
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:26pm kat330:

@Kurt: Yo, and thanks for this classical excursion. It's a rare enough trip on the dial.
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:29pm P-90:

The groovy sounds of 1967. Far out, Man.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:30pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hi everyone, and hello puppy zoe! thanks for tuning in!
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:31pm P-90:

Very nice set, DJ Kurt.
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:32pm Dean:

Well, yes, Barry White knew how to mesmer.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:40pm northguineahills:

Moar Ferrari!
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:40pm kat330:

@common: Maybe balmy outside, but it's the same ol' 66 degrees we set it at inside. Like the AC stays at 80 in the summer. [I walk the conservation talk]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 3:42pm common:

@kat330: i also have had the thermo set at 66.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:44pm kat330:

Good on ya.

So is this GMO music? Somehow a piano spliced with the genes of a woman?
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:46pm Dean:

This must have inspired Miya Masaoka's "What Is the Difference between Stripping and Playing the Violin?"
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:46pm kat330:

Or the difference between sex and the saxophone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 3:50pm Ĩkє:

You might've gone from double entendres to a single entendre there. Heh.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:52pm kat330:

@Ike: Is that a "light" beer you're squeezing?
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:53pm Dean:

Je vous entendre.
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:53pm Dean:

"No, but I have a dark brown overcoat."
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:55pm kat330:

That sailed above my brain, Dean. Not necessarily a high bar.
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:56pm Dean:

Old joke, recorded by Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, iirc. Setup is "Got a light, Mac?"
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:58pm kat330:

Ahh. Ha! I am deficient in my BDDDB lore and trivia.
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:58pm Dean:

We can't all have Ph.D.s in useless information.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 3:59pm Ike:

Yuk yuk yuk. No really, that's my reaction to beer: Yuck, yuck, yuck.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 3:59pm kat330:

So what is it you're making light of?
  Fri. 1/9/15 3:59pm Dean:

Barry White sounds exactly the same slowed down, go figure.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:03pm kat330:

Ja, it IS deserved. Bach was my second childhood crush (after Prokofiev and before I found Beethoven).
  Fri. 1/9/15 4:04pm Dean:

You have named three of my favorites, kat.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:04pm kat330:

Multiple 13ths again!! Triskadekophobic Monks!
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:06pm kat330:

@Dean: Prokofiev had the early advantage with my family's 78 RPM Sterling Holloway narrated version of Peter and the Wolf.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 4:07pm common:

good weekending all! beeeeeeersies!
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:08pm kat330:

You're uncommonly early this week. Enjoy! (but no light squeezing)
  Fri. 1/9/15 4:08pm motleyfoo:

Kurt--- you're on a "old" music kick!!! (this is Tom Chiu)
  Fri. 1/9/15 4:09pm Dean:

That'd be the Disney production? I backed into Prokofiev via Rachmaninov, whose second piano concerto (again, iirc) my mother had on 78s. I enjoy treacly Rachmaninov, but I'm a bigger sucker for Prokofiev's popular ballets.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:12pm kat330:

Romeo and Juliet is a delight. And I have a permanent earworm of one of Rach's piano pieces -- arrggh, I'd have to research exactly which one -- because it was played nightly in a production of Hedda Gabler I did.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:13pm kat330:

Oh, and,YES, it was the Disney production. I just adored Sterling Holloway's narration.
  Fri. 1/9/15 4:15pm Dean:

Paganini variations, I bet. In high school MANY years ago the forward-looking teacher/director mounted a production of Ibsen's "Peer Gynt." He hired the campus power trio to perform a contrived soundtrack backstage, featuring a rock version of Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King"! I had a walk-on role, so I spent most of my time backstage with the "cool" rockers.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:18pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hey motleyfoo!
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:18pm kat330:

No, not Paganini. It has a very driving rhythm (yeah, what a clue!) in a minor key mostly, switchcing to major (my favorite thing in music, major/minor tennis).
  Fri. 1/9/15 4:24pm Dean:

Last movement of the second piano concerto, perhaps?
  Fri. 1/9/15 4:25pm Dean:

Anyway, my purgative for earworms is Beethoven.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:32pm kat330:

I am conducting a search, but not getting anywhere, sigh. I did this once before and even DLed the piece, but apparently on an old PC not ever transferred to this laptop. The part I'm speaking of is piano only, no orchestra, and I keep coming up with orchestra+ piano concertos.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:33pm Whosondephone:

DAMN this is good!
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:36pm doca:

Hi, Kurt, I'm loving this Bethany Riker fill-in
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:44pm kat330:

OK, now pretty certain it is one of Rachy's preludes.
  Fri. 1/9/15 4:45pm Dean:

That narrows the search.
  Fri. 1/9/15 4:51pm Dean:

The original cover of this DG LP is a stunner. I haven't spun this record in ages.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:52pm kat330:

So frustrating! The rhythm is like a cantering horse to my mind, which is why it sticks so strongly. I imagined myself on a horse as Hedda to warm up with this Rachmaninoff prelude as the play's prelude. Oh, well. Eventually it will be determined.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:54pm TDK60:

Diggin' the 'classical' Kurt and all you hepcat listeners.
  Fri. 1/9/15 4:55pm Dean:

G minor? Here's Kissin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxnL7UrkmY4
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:57pm kat330:

Oh sh*t! You've done it again, Dean!! Will you just be my human encyclopedia? I can't pay you much, but I will say really nice things. :) THANK YOU!!!
  Fri. 1/9/15 4:58pm Dean:

Will work for nice things said about me.
  Fri. 1/9/15 4:58pm Clay:

It's full of stars!
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 4:58pm kat330:

The Kissin is a bit faster paced than the one I recall. Must be a Derby horse.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:00pm Kurt Gottschalk:

My log tells me about the sounds, about the new words. Even though it has stopped growing larger, my log is aware.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:00pm kat330:

@Dean: this is a bit closer to the pace: youtu.be...
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:03pm kat330:

@Clay: Having an Asimov moment? Happy 2015 (in spite of our mad world)!
  Fri. 1/9/15 5:05pm Clay:

Yes Katt! An Asimov moment. As a frog might croak ... "I Ribbit." Happy New YEar 2U.
  Fri. 1/9/15 5:05pm Dean:

I prefer the Lisitsa. Now I'll have to figure out what recordings I have at home. Probably Howard Shelley...
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:05pm kat330:

Only ONE "t" -- you must have a thing for William Katt?
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:09pm kat330:

@Clayy: Or just turn it into Kath, which I've been known to answer to. :)
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:10pm kat330:

@Dean: But doesn't it sound like a trotting/cantering horse in the beginning and other sections?
  Fri. 1/9/15 5:12pm Dean:

Indeed it does.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:13pm kat330:

Hedda greatly enjoyed getting up on her high horse.
  Fri. 1/9/15 5:15pm ?:

Kurt Gott never calls me or gives me money but he sure play me good music,,,!!!!!
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:16pm kat330:

@?: Ditto. But
@Kurt, I must emphasize how much I have enjoyed this afternoon of classical sound. It was just what the doctor ordered to remind me of what is most human in humankind.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:17pm Kurt Gottschalk:

lovely, katt. thanks for saying so.

i keep trying to dial "?" on my phone but it never goes through.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:23pm northguineahills:

This set is perfect for the weather.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:24pm kat330:

@NGH: Yes the violins here sound like stinging snowflakes.
  Fri. 1/9/15 5:25pm Culpepper:

Reminds me of Graham Preskitt, those raked strings; as if being scraped with a quarter or a petrified Pringle.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:27pm TDK60:

I must concur with Kat. Modern/post-mod classique is what my brain/heart needs right now. Thank you Kurt, DJ.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:29pm Kurt Gottschalk:

the pleasure is mine.
  Fri. 1/9/15 5:30pm P-90:

Ah, of stinging snowflakes and petrified Pringles...
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:32pm kat330:

Mmm, and thus a poem is born.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:34pm kat330:

Or rather poemi's born.
  Fri. 1/9/15 5:39pm Prell User:

I am so disquieted by the dissonance and tension I find that I may need to break away quickly for a little Billy Joel and then return for the finale.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:40pm kat330:

Do they still sell Prell?
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:41pm Kurt Gottschalk:

yes, you can get it at the billy joel store.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:42pm kat330:

What the el?
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:45pm kat330:

That one chord sounds very close to the train we get too often passing through Knob Knee.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:46pm kat330:

So with the stinging, sleety snow violence and the train chord, I'm now envisioning the film "Runaway Train."
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:47pm Kurt Gottschalk:

good lord at first i thought you were talking about the soul asylum song.
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:49pm kat330:

@Kurtt: No, the Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay flick, which we saw again not all that long ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 5:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...great to catch this...
  Fri. 1/9/15 5:51pm Pat Benatar:

Prell is for children.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 5:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...oh man - Dan Bodah fill-in @ zero hour, & I'm already sleep deprived...
  Fri. 1/9/15 5:54pm Lobo:

That's some real "Shining" trombone blatting going on. Who did thew Shining soundtrack? Let me Google ... wow Wendy Carlos!
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:55pm kat330:

Actually, the film was 1985, so maybe Sciarrino was inspired.

@Lobo: Ha! I almost said this piece also made me think of The Shining!
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:56pm TDK60:

Never heard of Sciarrino before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 5:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I was thinking Ligeti - 2001 (sticking w/ Kubrick) - just a tad - but I always think that...
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:58pm doca:

Thanks for the great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 5:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Salvatore wigkey:
  Fri. 1/9/15 5:58pm Clay:

Great show, Kurt! Thanques.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 1/9/15 5:58pm cory:

thanks Kurt, really needed this today
Avatar Fri. 1/9/15 5:58pm kat330:

Dante?! Quite the opposite climate from what we're all (most of us) experiencing.

Thanks for your show today, Kurtt! Great, warm weekends all!
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