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New Pipe Organ Sounds Echo of Age of Bach

The organ, the Craighead-Saunders, is a unique instrument, not only because of its lovely sound, but also because it is a nearly exact copy of a late Baroque organ built by Adam Gottlob Casparini of East Prussia in 1776. The original stands in the Holy Ghost Church in Vilnius, Lithuania.

There is no other contemporary organ quite like the one at Christ Church…. More…


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Poles say a heartfelt no to Chopin DNA testing

THE Polish government has refused a request from scientists to DNA test the heart of composer Frederic Chopin to determine how he died.

Like a religious relic, Chopin’s heart rests in a Warsaw church, untouched since it was preserved in alcohol after his death in 1849 at the age of 39. …
Poles say a heartfelt no to Chopin DNA testing – Scotsman.com News


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Really Fresh Air: 89.3 The Current

These are a few of the things Mary Lucia loves talking about: bad TV,
shaggy guitar bands, the weird dream she had last night, and cats.

“I just got a kitten and I named it Muse,” she tells me on a typical
Wednesday afternoon. “It’s like I got a wild squirrel and let it loose
in my apartment.”

She’s not talking just to me. This observation
is dropped lovingly amid an eclectic four-hour mix of music during
Lucia’s slot as a drive-time host on 89.3 the Current, a public radio
station that is heard by a weekly audience of 150,000 listeners in the
Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This afternoon’s playlist, as
fashioned by Lucia herself, includes Spoon, M.I.A., the Faces, Brother
Ali, and Radiohead, plus an affecting in-studio performance and
interview with Grammy-winning songwriter Dan Wilson. It’s an average
day on a not-so-average station that’s changing expectations for public
radio in America.

Really Fresh Air: 89.3 The Current