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The Lost Music of Rajasthan
Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes
The arts series takes a road trip round the desert state of Rajasthan, meeting musicians whose existence is under threat from the new India. They meet Bhopa bards who recite four-night-long epics in front of huge hand-painted scrolls, saffron-clad, chillum-smoking sisters, cross-dressers and Gypsy dancers who literally bend over backwards to pick up rupees.
| A Mother's
Day Musical Tribute|
All day Sunday, WQXR presents music for and about mothers. As a preview, read about five famous pieces inspired by composers' moms. And listen here to the Choral Mix with Kent Tritle, which explores music about the Christian mother figure of Mary.
Spring for Music to End with a Big Bang
WQXR has been bringing you live broadcasts from the Spring for Music festival. On Saturday we conclude with the Nashville Symphony playing Ives's monumental Universe Symphony – a work that depicts the earth's creation. Listen to on-demand audio from the orchestras of Houston, Edmonton, New Jersey and Alabama.
Steven Isserlis's Midlife Revelations
The English cellist Steven Isserlis is known for his omnivorous tastes, but he came to embrace Beethoven and Bach late in his career. He tells us why, and performs live in the WQXR Café. Watch him play in two videos.
'Barihunk' Nathan Gunn's Top Shirtless Roles
Opera singer Nathan Gunn has received almost as much fame for his strapping build — and unbuttoned shirts — as for his vocal and dramatic talents. In this video he names the most memorable roles in which he had to shed some clothing for the sake of his art.
Ringside Results: Your Reviews of The Met's Ring Cycle
When the Metropolitan Opera concludes its Ring Cycle on Saturday, it will go down as one of the most hotly debated opera events in modern times. Give us your review and read what others had to say.
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