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Options December 24, 2015: Another Lonely Christmas (Fill-in for Matt Fiveash)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Prince  Another Lonely Christmas   Options   Warner Bros  1984  45     
Maya Homburger / Camerata Kilkenny  The Nativity   Options The Mystery Sonatas  Maya Recordings  2006  CD  Composed by H.I.F. Biber sometime in the 17th Century  0:04:50 (Pop‑up)
Tõnu Kaljuste / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Talinn Chamber Orchestra  Carlo   Options Gesualdo  ECM  2015  CD  Composed by Brett Dean in 1997 using themes by Carlo Gesualdo  0:11:40 (Pop‑up)
Uri Caine / Jenny Lin  Beltà poi che t'assenti (after Gesualdo)   Options The Spirio Sessions  Steinway  2016  CD  Composition by Carlo Gesualdo, first published in 1611, played by Lin with improvisation by Caine. Release date Jan. 4  0:32:09 (Pop‑up)
There Are No More Four Seasons  Winter 2   Options   Soundcloud    WAV  https://soundcloud.com/therearenomorefourseasons  0:35:27 (Pop‑up)
Rachel Barton Pine and Arts Antigua  Concerto in D minor   Options The Complete Viola d'Amore Concertos  Cedille  2015  CD  Composed by Antonio Vivaldi  0:37:15 (Pop‑up)
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons  Christmas Tears   Options The Four Seasons Christmas Album  Rhino  2005  MP3  Originally released in 1964  0:58:43 (Pop‑up)
Francesco Piemontesi  La Puerta del Vino   Options Debussy: Préludes  Naive  2015  CD  Composed by Claude Debussy  1:01:23 (Pop‑up)
Speculum Musicae  Federico's Little Songs for Children   Options Quest  Bridge Records  1996  CD  Composed by George Crumb in 1986  1:05:02 (Pop‑up)
Kate Bush  December Will Be Magic Again   Options   EMI  1980  45    1:18:56 (Pop‑up)
Julius Berger / Steffan Hussong  In croce   Options In croce  Wergo  1994  CD  Composed by Sofia Gubaidulina in 1979/92)  1:23:40 (Pop‑up)
Orchestre Philharmonique et Choeur de Radio France Myung-Whun Chung  Récit evangélique / Quam dilecta tabernacula tua   Options La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ  Deutsche Grammophon  2002  CD  Composed by Olivier Messiaen (1965-69)  1:40:18 (Pop‑up)
Beethoven Trio Ravensberg  Fremde Szene I   Options Fremde Szenen !-!!!  CPO  1992  CD  Composed by Wolfgang Rihm (1982-84)  1:52:47 (Pop‑up)
Joseph Kalichstein / Jaime Laredo / Sharon Robinson  Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor   Options Johannes Brahms: Complete Works  Brilliant Classics  2008  CD  Composed by Brahms in 1886  2:09:42 (Pop‑up)
Ensemble Signal  Active Field (for 10 violins and 10-channel 1-bit electronics)   Options Active Field  Physical Editions  2015  CD  Composed by Tristan Perich in 2007  2:30:46 (Pop‑up)
Wax Pancake  All I Want For Christmas Is You   Options   Soundcloud    WAV  https://soundcloud.com/waxpancake/sets/mp3-to-midi-and-back  2:56:52 (Pop‑up)
Petula Clark  The Show is Over   Options           3:07:02 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:02pm ndbob:

afternoon Kurt et al
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:03pm Charlie:

I know it's you, Kurt, with the Prince Christmas song!:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/24/15 2:06pm listener james from westwood:

Howdy, Kurt and all! I feel like that GIF is the last thing a person sees in a Xmas horror dystopia.
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:06pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hey charlie - i'm heading your way tomorrow through jan 4. let's meet up.

hi ndbob and james.

thanks for tuning in, everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/24/15 2:19pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:22pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hey uncle mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 2:22pm Jeff:

There was a particular doodle-dee-doo-doo-doo-doo in the strings back there which put me in mind of something familiar by Bartók.
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:24pm Kurt Gottschalk:

This piece is using themes by Carlo Gesualdo, who died around 1615. Bartok may well have borrowed the same thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 2:25pm Jeff:

It's a big beautiful kettle of musical stew we bathe in.
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:25pm Kurt Gottschalk:

jas jas
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:26pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i remebered to run audition this time, jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 2:27pm Jeff:

Yay! I wasn't going to ask, even though I was dying to.
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:28pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i'm also about to enter the first 2016 release into the playlist database!
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:28pm Kurt Gottschalk:

& yeah, i would have been sad if you'd asked and i'd forgotten again...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 2:30pm annie:

listening with one ear... this fore-head ache is back..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 2:35pm Mike East:

didn't know Steinway had a record label...interesting
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:36pm Kurt Gottschalk:

sorry to hear that annie. hope i might be able to soothe you a bit here.

michael, i think there's very few releases. it's kind of a showcase label.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 2:38pm Mike East:

Their big thing now is updating Yamaha's disklavier, I think
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:42pm Kurt Gottschalk:

that might be the Spiro thing that caine and lin used, mike. they recorded onto the pianos and then took the pianos into the studio to play back for the recording.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 2:42pm annie:

thanks kurt.. it seems to have a pleasing result. it's an on-going thing of late, so i bear it up.. nice to hear a show from you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 2:43pm Mike East:

yeah, that's it. It all ties together. Thanks for filling in today, Kurt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 2:45pm uraniamylonas:

Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:46pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hey urania!!
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 2:50pm northguineahills:

Didn't expect to see you here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 2:51pm annie:

i indulged in the well-tempered clavier yesterday from the bach-fest. i know it's simple, but i'm now starting to memorize the progression of the pieces, a major achievement for me
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 2:51pm uraniamylonas:

best xmas eve afternoon EVER
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 2:54pm uraniamylonas:

everyone at the office is gone and I am blasting MM FOR THE FIRST TIME AT WORK EVER.
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:04pm Kurt Gottschalk:

yey urania! hi ngh.
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:06pm Kurt Gottschalk:

anne, nothing simple about bach even when it is simple.
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:06pm Kurt Gottschalk:

annie, sorry
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 3:08pm annie:

rock on urania!! ( and my ever-brilliant son recommended a cure for the headache.. ...i'm just tryin' to have me some fun...hotdog bun)... and i know my brain cells expand every time i listen to bach, especially the piano pieces.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 3:09pm uraniamylonas:

Annie, glad the headache is gone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 3:09pm annie:

it will be.... very very soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 3:11pm Mike East:

looked it up, Kurt. Its actually spirIo
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:13pm Kurt Gottschalk:

oh dang, thanks.
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:14pm northguineahills:

I think I see sunlight!
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:14pm ndbob:

@annie Sounds good
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:16pm V Priceless:

Heya Kurt! Happy Hollandaise to ya! Had a religious commitment over at The Church of The Kamikaze Fun Machine...sorry I'm late...that and I didn't know you were here until like...now! : )
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:17pm Kurt Gottschalk:

no wux, veep. so long as you're tuned in to some sort of woof-moo, you're fine.
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:17pm glenn:

hello. just back from seeing a whole bunch of turner paintings, and thinking this show is a good accompaniment
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:19pm V Priceless:

confession: wux?
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:21pm Kurt Gottschalk:

slang i learned from an aussie. it's an abreviation of "no wuckers" which is a condensation of "no fuckin' worries." i find it quite useful.
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:22pm V Priceless:

wow - cool! thanx - always great to learn a new woyd/colloquialism!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 3:29pm Mike East:

well that took an unexpected turn
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:39pm Kurt Gottschalk:

all kinds of them!
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:45pm ndbob:

excellent show Kurt - really top notch
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 3:45pm Kurt Gottschalk:

  Thu. 12/24/15 3:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Kurt, thanks for all your sublime shows on the Drummer Stream in 2015. Remind me to teach you our gang flash and give you a key to the executive washroom!!
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 4:00pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/24/15 4:03pm Uncle Michael:

Thank you Kurt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 4:04pm Dave in Vermont:

I am listening to both Ira and Kurt at the same time-nice mix gentleman.
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 4:10pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hey dave, i'm heading to vermont tomorrow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 4:12pm Dave in Vermont:

bring your swim trunks
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 4:21pm Kurt Gottschalk:

  Thu. 12/24/15 4:29pm V Priceless:

Wonderful stuff, KG! Thanks for all your great work!
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 4:30pm Kurt Gottschalk:

aw, thanks pops.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 4:50pm annie:

a most satisfying show kurt.. safe trip to VT!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/24/15 4:50pm Dave in Vermont:

this is quite a far ranging piece
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 4:54pm Kurt Gottschalk:

yeah, perich is remarkable.

thanks, annie!
  Thu. 12/24/15 4:56pm V Priceless:

thanks for the sunset soundtrack, Kurt! Safe travels! Cheers!
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 4:56pm northguineahills:

I don't believe I'm familiar w/ Perich.
  Thu. 12/24/15 4:59pm WebHamster Henry:

That previous one reminded me of going to solstice at Niblocks. Something I miss by living Upstate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 12/24/15 4:59pm listener james from westwood:

This version of the song is a massive step up. Sounds like 5 cats playing piano at once.

Thanks, Kurt, for the fine show!
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 4:59pm Kurt Gottschalk:

a lot of great work with acoustic instruments and 1-bit electronics
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 5:00pm Kurt Gottschalk:

^ tristan perich, that is
Avatar Thu. 12/24/15 5:02pm northguineahills:

I'm loving the mp3 to midi and back tracks. Thanks Kurt, enjoy your xmas!
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