J.P. Marat

Nixon in China (English Language Opera) and Red Detachment of Women (Chinese Ballet)

Today we proffer the first act of the English Language Opera "Nixon in China" written by John Adams (libretto by Alice Goodman). This opera tells the story of Richard Nixon's trip to China in 1972 which helped reverse decades of hostility between our two nations. Later in the show we present "The Red Detachment of Women." This was the Chinese ballet/symphony/opera presented to Richard and Patricia Nixon during their visit. It tells the story of Wu, an oppressed female peasant who is beaten by her landlord and left for dead. Wu revives, escapes to the mountains and joins the "Red Detachment of Women" who return to overthrow the landlord and liberate her village. As the situation on the Korean peninsula deteriorates, these works are presented in the hope that listeners will reflect upon the hardship caused by national antagonisms and promote relationships of mutual trust and benefit, particularly with those with whom we disagree.

58:55 minutes (80.92 MB)

JP Marat - Classic Marat - Puerto Rico Rises !

This afternoon we offer a full hour of Puerto Rican Musicians including: Pirulo y la Tribu (New voice of PR Salsa), Daddy Yankee (Reggaeton Cool), Jennifer Lopez (PR Pop Princess), Vaya Con Dios (Big Ballads) and Tito Puente (Classic Salsa). Our thoughts are with the proud and undefeated people of Puerto Rico as they rebuild their island paradise in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Puerto Rico Rises !

58:39 minutes (80.55 MB)

Classic Marat -Willie Dixon - I am the Blues

Blues legend Willie Dixon presents his original tracks made famous by Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Gil Evans, Allman Brothers Band, The Doors and Cream. "Back Door Man" , BREAK ONE "The Seventh Son" , "I Ain’t Superstitious" , "You Shook Me" , BREAK TWO "I’m Your Hoochie Cooche Man" , "Little Red Rooster" , "The Same Thing" , BREAK THREE "Spoonful by Willie Dixon" , "Spoonful (Jazz Version by Gil Evans)" ,

57:50 minutes (79.43 MB)

Classic Marat - Richard Wagner - Parsifal (Opera) - Act 1

Parisfal was the final (and some think the finest) Opera written by Richard Wagner. For many years it was only performed at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre in Bavaria. Both the opera and the composer are highly controversial. Check it out yourself and let me know what you think.

59:16 minutes (81.4 MB)

Classic Marat - Seal - Rare, Live and Soulful

Seal (a.k.a. Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) came onto the music scene in the 1980's. His first breakout album was released in 1991 and simply titled "Seal." Since then he's sold over 28 million records world wide. Tonight we offer many of his lesser known acoustic, live and soulful tracks. Some are rare versions of his most beloved songs. Others are artful covers of standard soul songs. Feel free to download copies of this podcast from WCRS or my personal website (www.BigBarkingDog.com). SEAL - RARE, LIVE AND SOULFUL “Crazy” BREAK ONE “Prayer for the Dying” “Deep Water” “Show Me” “It’s a Man’s World” “Fast Changes” BREAK TWO “Life on Mars” “I’m Still in Love with You” “Back Stabbers” “Let’s Stay Together” “Kiss from a Rose”

59:04 minutes (81.13 MB)

Classic Marat - Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Bill Evans and friends explore modal jazz in "Kind of Blue." This sublime composition from 1959 is widely recognized as one of the best selling, most respected Jazz albums of all time.

49:15 minutes (67.64 MB)

Classic Marat - Buena Vista Social Club

Arguably the best selling world music album of all time, "Buena Vista Social Club" reunites Cuba's most venerable musicians, many of whom were active in the 1930's, 40's and early 50's. This album was produced in 1996 in Cuba by Ry Cooder and inspired a film of the same name by Wim Wenders. I strongly encourage you to search Youtube for "Buena Vista Social Club." You'll discover a trove of excellent music videos. Download. Share. Repeat as needed.

56:10 minutes (77.15 MB)

Classic Marat - Alternative Tracks - Vol 1

CLASSICAL MARAT - ALTERNATIVE SETS - VOLUME 1 Layla - "Smokestacks" BREAK ONE The Black Keys - "Turn Blue" Bleeding Dream - "Waking Rainbow" Blondie - "Winter" Blue Oyster Cult - "Don’t Fear The Reaper" Brian Eno - "Here Come the Warm Jets" BREAK TWO Bob Mould - "I Don’t Know You Anymore" Brian Johnstown Massacre - "If Love Is the Drug" Chromatics - "In Films" Claire - "Broken Promise Lands" Cocteau Twins - "Iceblink Luck" Crystal Castles - "CrimeWave"

57:54 minutes (79.53 MB)

JP Marat - Classic Marat - Alexander Nevsky

This week we offer the soundtrack from the 1938 film entitled "Alexander Nevsky" directed by Sergei Eisenstein and scored by Sergei Prokofiev. This brilliant composition marries soaring choral with a deeply emotive orchestration. The film tells the story of a 13th Century invasion of Russia by the Teutonic Knights and their subsequent defeat by Prince Alexander Nevsky. In actual fact . . . coming immediately before WWII . . . it presages the Nazi Invasion of the Soviet Union and their subsequent rout.

57:27 minutes (78.89 MB)
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