The current “La Guitarra” podcast of the Spanish Radio is dedicated to the Amsterdam Guitar Trio.
The Amsterdam Guitar Trio was founded around 1985. It has recorded CDs with the Brandenburg Concertos by J. S. Bach, with the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi or recently with the music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, aranged for guitar trio.
The program of the podcast contains two of the Brandenburg Concertos and music by Claude Debussy.
The last four editions of the radio show “Roda de Choro” of the Brazilian Radio MEC were dedicated to the music of Waldir Azevedo. This is a great chance to download almost three hours of music by Waldir Azevedo, with recordings from 1957 until 1979, as the radio shows are available as podcasts.
Waldir Azevedo was one of the most important composers of choros in Brazil, he has composed the famous tunes Brasileirinho, Delicado and Pedacoinhos do Ceu. Waldir Azevedo was the first player who used the cavaquinho as a melody- and solo-instrument.
Waldir Azevedo (Rio De Janeiro, January 23, 1923 – São Paulo, September 21, 1980) was a choro conductor and performer. He wrote 130 compositions during his lifetime and played the cavaquinho. He is considered by many to be the first Brazilian cavaquinho shredder ever. One of his compositions, Delicado [Baiao], is a Latin American dance that has been arranged for piano.
The Radio MEC choro podcasts are no more available!
I have made screenshots of the programs of the four podcasts dedicated to the music of Waldir Azevedo as a reference:
July 14th, 2012 will mark the 100th birthday of the great songwriter, author and artist Woody Guthrie. On today’s show we’ll honor Guthrie by playing a number of his songs and taking a look at some of the sources for the melodies he used and influences on the style in which he played and sang.
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One of the recent shows was a podcast dedicated to Woody Guthrie whose 100th birthday was on July 14th 2012.
In this show you can hear 12 songs by Woody Guthry, each followed by an earlier version of a song that might be the original of Woodys song:
Woody Guthrie wrote very few original melodies, he took melodies of old time songs, folk and other songs and rewrote them with his own words to make them his own and into the songs we know today.
This is a very interesting show, for everybody who is interested in Woody Guthrie. You can listen to the show or download the podcast at:
This week Henrietta and Eli discuss outlaw ballads and how criminals are transformed into popular heroes. In conjunction with that and of extra special interest, they rebroadcast a show Henrietta produced for WNYC radio back in 1940. It is Leadbelly’s show and he has as his guest, Woody Guthrie. This program has not been heard since it was first broadcast 67 years ago! Down Home would like to thank WNYC and archivist Andy Lanset for providing us with this rare material.