Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs

Series produced by KCME

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Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs, hosted by Michael Campion, is a program for people who don't care for contemporary music and those who do, but want a lighter hand on the throttle. It's an hour-long voyage of discovery into twentieth and twenty-first century music during which you'll experience some of the finest and most enjoyable works you'll ever hear.

Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs is an hour-long weekly program produced and hosted by Michael Campion.


49 Pieces

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In 1937 Adolf Hitler ordered an exhibition of art that the National Socialists used to discredit artists that were considered degenerate. The follo...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 1
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The list of American composers who traveled to Paris for the sole purpose of studying with the legendary Nadia Boulanger reads like a Who’s Who of ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2020
  • Length: 57:07
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After dying out by the end of the eighteenth century, the harpsichord made a comeback in the 20th. Composers became interested in the instrument ag...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2020
  • Length: 58:01
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The music world is forever indebted to Frederick Chopin for his brilliant and insightful piano music. It changed the way musicians and composers th...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2020
  • Length: 57:42
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Music by composers born in the month of July. We'll hear from English Composers Gordon Jacob and George Butterworth, American David Diamond, Ottori...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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Fairy Tales are the inspiration on the program. Music by Korngold, Coates, Ravel, and others from Mother Goose to the Brothers Grimm.

  • Added: Jun 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:11
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Film music by composers better-known for their concert works. Great selections by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Aaron Copland, Dmitri Shostakovich and ot...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2020
  • Length: 57:48
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The greatest tribute one composer can pay another is to make an arrangement of one of his works. Great composers of the last hundred years have som...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:05
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The recorded legacy of composers performing their own works is vast, but rarely heard. This week, a chance to hear piano music, via original record...

  • Added: May 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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The guitar wasn't much on composer's radar for many years. The great guitar virtuosi of the 20th century changed all of this. Their incredible mast...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:05
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A selection of music inspired by the season of renewal. Works by Respighi, Delius, Debussy and others this week.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:07
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History, fiction or legend? A little of all three in a program of music inspired by legendary characters including Cyrano de Bergerac, Don Quixote,...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 57:45
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With very few classical traditions to look back on Irish composers at the turn of the 20th century had to forge a new musical personality for their...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2020
  • Length: 57:27
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Over the past four hundred years, women in the arts have had difficulty finding acceptance. Gratefully, women in our own generation have made great...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2020
  • Length: 57:16
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For many people, the music of Aaron Copland IS America. He created a style that was unique and special and influenced generations of composers afte...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2020
  • Length: 57:10
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Serge Diaghilev's creation of the Ballet Russe in 1909 changed ballet in the 20th century. IN the second of two programs dedicated to the company, ...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:06
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Serge Diaghilev's creation of the Ballet Russe in 1909 changed ballet in the 20th century. In the first of two episodes dedicated to the company we...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2020
  • Length: 57:56
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Birds represent different things to cultures all over the world. On the program this week, music from across the globe inspired by these amazing cr...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:22
  • Purchases: 1
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A pastoral is a piece inspired by nature and on the program this week a selection of lovely works in the genre by Vaughan Williams, Delius, Poulenc...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:07
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Debussy's determination to do something radically new not only changed the course of music, but resulted in stunning musical works. We'll hear some...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:09