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There are just a few days left in summer with the season offically ending on Saturday. So I'm taking the oppurtunity to put out one last show filled with breezy, laid back slices of sunshine.

  Today is a final day of sharing music from countries attempting to build a national musical identity. I'm featuring music by composers from Spain, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Composers will include Albeníz, Rodrigo, Falla, Turina, Campos, Delano, Poncé, Chávez, Gomes, Mignone, Guarneri and Piazzolla. IT should be a lively program.

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Casey Weldon
Casey Weldon

With all this music I have piling up, I though it would be good to put together a show of songs from albums that have recently been added to my collection, but are not new releases.

Continuing the series on national Classical Music identity in the 19th and into the 20th century, today I'm featuring music of Poland, Norway, Finland and Sweden. You'll hear works by Chopin, Wieniawski, Grieg, Sibelius, Alvén and Lars-Erik Larsson. 

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So I was originally going to do a show on  all this music I have piling up... BUT I'm shamefully not prepared for it, and didn't feel up to it anyway, soooo I'm picking a show on the fly. Something I enjoy doing much more than planning it out.  It's pure DJing.

I am continuing with the search for national identity through Classical Music during the 19th century. Today, music of Poland, Norway, Finland and Sweden. You'll hear works by Chopin, Wieniawski, Grieg, Sibelius, and Alfvén. 

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Pietro Tenuta
Pietro Tenuta

Keeping the music mellow and chilled for this Monday evening session of Bridging the Gap.

  Continuing a seried of programs on national identity in Classical Music begun with a day on Russian musical identity, I'm focusing today on the building of a Czech identity. I'll feature composers Bedrich Smetana, Antonín Dvorák, Leoš Janáček and Bohuslav Martinu.  

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Tonight's show is built around the new album from Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band which released their new album "The Serpent's Mouth" earlier today. It's a great excuse to dig into funky/tropical/latin sounds, and set us up for the weekend.

Today I'm beginning a series on the rise of nationalistic music in the nineteenth century, due to geo-political changes in Europe and other parts of the world. I'm beginning with Russia. You'll hear music by Glinka and most of the members of the Mighty Handful - Balakirev, Mussorsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin. 

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Since the storm has passed... but it's still wet across the islands... i'm putting together a playlist of warm songs to cuddle up to this evening on Bridging the Gap.

  Today, a theme of musical contrasts, between sacred and secular music, American music of different periods, and music with extreme harmonic differences. I'll be playing music of Meyer, Womack, Reinagle, Beethoven, Bach, Kahane and more. Join me.

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NOAA
NOAA

Taking a musical cure from tropical storm Olivia, and putting together a playlist about storms, rain, and weather for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

Exploring new music, and recent discoveries on in this session of Bridging the Gap.

Ronald Ong
Ronald Ong

Keeping the music mellow and a little beat driven this Monday evening for Bridging the Gap.

  Today, a concert from the salon of small ensembles and solo performances. You'll hear music by Montsalvatge, Liszt, Still, Schubert, Dohnányi, Dvorák and Clara Schumann. A lovely late summer afternoon concert on HPR2. 

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Xue Wang
Xue Wang

Setting the music to Party for this Friday evening session of Bridging the Gap. I'm picking it out on the fly... so expect it to be random and eclectic, but all killer, no filler.

Today, music by composers whose last name begins with the letter T. Music will include works by Taverner, Tavener, Torelli, Tartini, Telemann, Tallis, Takemitsu and Vaughan Williams, whose name obviously does not even include one T - listen to find out why he is included!

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Tomorrow night (Friday) I'm DJing a very rare Ska/Dancehall/Calypso set at Downbeat Lounge in Oahu's Chinatown for 1st Friday.  So I'm talking tonight's show to play some favorites from one of my 1st musical loves... and mixing in some Ska, classic Dancehall, and some Calypso.

I decided to stay with Red Letter Days for the rest of the week, so today I'm featuring composers whose names begin with N. You'll hear music by Otto Nicolai, JKJ Neruda, Martin Negrea, Alfred Newman, Pietro Nardini, Carl Nielsen, Monty Norman, Richard Nanes, Johann Gottlieb Naumann and Conlon Nancarrow. Let me know how you like the program.

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Following on the heels of yesterday's New Music show.  There's so much that I didn't get to squeeze into last night's show, so I'm going to take one more night to keep us current with what's coming down the rail.

Today, music of Franz Liszt, Edouard Lalo, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Pierre Antonio Locatelli, Hans Christian Lumbye, Miguel Llobet, Ludwig August Lebrun, György Ligeti, Ernesto Lecuona and John Lennon, all composers whose names begin with the Letter L. Another varied and lovely program for your enjoyment.

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Working through new music and new acquisitions this evening on Bridging the Gap. Expect songs from Beach Goons, Smithsonian Folkways, and more.

 Today, I'll be playing works by composers whose last names begin with A, including John Adams, Hendrik Andreissen, Hugo Alfven, Tomaso Albinoni, Thomas Arne, David Amram, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Johann Albrechtsberge, Leroy Anderson and Isaac Albéniz. Join me!

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Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey

Using this Labor Day to pay tribute to all of us working class through song.

 Today is anothe Red Letter Day on Classical Pacific, featuring the letter F. You'll hear music by Gerald Finzi, Manuel de Falla, Jean Français, Lukas Foss, Cesar Franck, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Gabriel Fauré and Adam Falckenhagen. A lovely concert for Labor Day.

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Gray Malin
Gray Malin

It's FRIDAY! So I'm just putting together a fun, positive show to get us swinging into the weekend.

Today is the third and final day of a theme on an American sense of place. Today I'm exploring influences back and forth between classical music and jazz in the first hour. In the second hour, I'll play some music that celebrates physical places in America and American life. In the third hour, I'll explore American composers and an American sound in films.  

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Keeping the music cool and mellow for this Thursday evening, with bits of Jazz, Exotica and Downtempo.

Today, I'm conintuing to play work that concerns an American sense of place, whether it be a physical, emotional, ideological or reflective sense. Today you'll hear music by Lous Moreau Gottschalk, Mark Shaiman, Jennifer Higdon, Larry and Laurie Hochman, Irving Berlin, John Corigliano, Adolphus Hailstork, William Grant Still, Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, James Horner, Antonín Dvorák, Edward MacDowell and George Gershwin, all composers who have reflected on and influenced our particularly American sense of place. 

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