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Silence is Golden

Ether Game asks, can you name this tune? Here's a hint... usually best heard after a snow storm...

John Cage: 4'33

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The founder of silence, John Cage.

The Brain Trust savors the dramatic pause on this week’s show!

Music Heard On This Episode

Brahms, Johannes (1833–1897): WIEGENLIED (“LULLABY”), OP. 49, NO. 4
Eroica Trio
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Brahms, Johannes (1833–1897): WIEGENLIED (“LULLABY”), OP. 49, NO. 4
Eroica Trio
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Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840–1893): SLEEPING BEAUTY: Waltz
New York Philharmonic; Kurt Masur, conductor
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Jobim, Antônio Carlos (1927–1994): CORCOVADO (“QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS”)
João Gilberto, vocals/guitar; Stan Getz, tenor saxophone; Antonio Carlos Jobim, piano
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Marais, Marin (1656–1728): LA RÊVEUSE (“THE DREAMER”)
Spectre de la Rose
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Copland, Aaron (1900–1990): QUIET CITY
New York Chamber Symphony; Gerard Schwarz, conductor
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Glazunov, Alexander (1865–1936): MEDITATION, OP. 32
Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Russian National Orchestra; José Serebrier, conductor
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George Crumb (b. 1929): THE SLEEPER
Jan deGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano
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Salzedo, Carlos (1885–1961): FIVE PRELUDES FOR HARP ALONE: Introspection; Quietude
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
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Simon, Paul (b. 1941): SOUND OF SILENCE
Paul Simon
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