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Sting's Classical Spirit

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Sting has conquered rock music, jazz, and worldbeat. But lately, he has taken up the lute and embraced classical music. On today's show, Sting talks about his love of Robert Schumann – and looks back on his days in The Police. Also: Erin McKeown talks about going the independent route for her new album and performs live in our studio.


Erin McKeown and Sting


Between his career with The Police and as a solo artist, Sting has accumulated countless Grammys and sold almost 100 million albums. He set his sights on the classical world with his latest project, a dramatization of the romantic relationship between German composer Robert Schumann and his wife, pianist and ...

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Erin McKeown

Erin McKeown has seen her share of successes over her decade long career that has seen her release records on a major label and tour the world with artists such as Andrew Bird and Ani DiFranco. Her latest record, Hundreds of Lions, was recently released on DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records. ...

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Mary Halvorson

About Last Night: Mary Halvorson Quintet at Barbes

The young guitarist assembled her new jazz quintet for a New York debut at Barbès in Park Slope on a rainy Wednesday night. Check out a slideshow of the festivities here.


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