Three days of mourning have been declared in Puerto Rico following the death of salsa great Cheo Feliciano in a car accident there early Thursday. The singer was 78. "His music embodied the rhythm of Puerto Ricans living in New York City," U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) said in a statement, "and his lyrics helped tell our collective story."
In one corner, you have Metallica's Robert Trujillo. The most popular heavy metal bassist alive, he prowls beast-like across arena stages, rumbling guts with the low B on the 5-string instrument he slings to one side like a battle ax.
Tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 19th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, per custom, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 20th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel. And please note that you can learn more about our program, and can always access the latest playlist info, at this link.)
Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 9:07 am
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote his St. Matthew Passion for a single purpose — to present the Passion story in music at Good Friday vesper services.
Bach's Passion continues to move audiences nearly three centuries after it was first heard in St. Thomas's Church in Leipzig, Germany. Standing as one of the pillars of Western sacred music, it is at once monumental and intimate, deeply sorrowful and powerful.
The requiem of Johannes Brahms was first heard in public performance on Good Friday in 1868 in Bremen Cathedral, a highly personal and intimate portrait of the composer emerging in this sacred but non-liturgical piece which reshaped Brahms’ career. Though portions of the second movement were part of an earlier symphony begun in 1854 in response to Robert Schumann's attempted suicide, a more immediate impetus for the work as a whole was the death of Brahms' mother in 1865.
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