December 13, 2008

NOVUM CAPUT MUNDI

Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, live from the Town Hall in New York City, we welcome the world's most famous living cellist, and founder of the Silk Road Project Yo-Yo Ma. Plus, legendary lyric Soprano Renée Fleming, and California wild man of the modern mandolin Chris Thile. We've also got bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer, and top violaist Nicholas Cords. And as always, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon.


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Yo-Yo Ma

Chris Thile

Andra Suchy sings a duet with Garrison.

Pat Donohue performs "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus."

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:13 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:03:08 - GK talks about his Jewish friends in NYC, building across the street, Henry Miller Theatre (the actor, not the writer)
    • 00:05:49 - "Girl From the North Country" - GK and Andra Suchy, with band and Edgar Meyer
    • 00:09:20 - GK talks with Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming
    • 00:11:44 - "Touch the Hand of Love" - Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Nicholas Cords, Andy Stein
    • 00:16:44 - Guy Noir script
    • 00:34:43 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:37:03 - "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" - Chris Thile
    • 00:41:12 - B Movie script
    • 00:46:00 - "Scraping the Barrel" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:47:17 - GK talks with Renée Fleming
    • 00:49:46 - "Bachianas Brasileiras #5" - Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Nicholas Cords, Bradley Moore and Andy Stein
    • 00:54:55 - Bach script - GK, Tim Russell and Yo-Yo Ma
    • 01:01:14 - "Limehouse Blues" - Shoe band (Intermission)
  • Segment 3
    • 01:05:14 - Greetings
    • 01:09:36 - Trip Giveaway/ Kirsten Dehkes draws 4 winners
    • 01:13:41 - "If Not For You" - Andra Suchy and GK
    • 01:17:29 - "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
    • 01:21:30 - "A Toast to the New Year" - Richard Dworsky and Yo-Yo Ma
    • 01:25:22 - GK brings Renée Fleming back
    • 01:26:21 - "Zueignung" - Renée Fleming and Bradley Moore
  • Segment 4
    • 01:28:26 - The News from Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:42:43 - "Here We Come A-Wassailing" - Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer
    • 01:45:50 - Catchup script
    • 01:49:00 - GK talks with Yo-Yo Ma
    • 01:50:00 - "In the Bleak Midwinter" - Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Shoe Band
    • 01:54:46 - Credits
    • 01:57:10 - "The Parting Glass"/Powdermilk Biscuit

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