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Essential Heavy Metal; MacArthur Fellows Vijay Iyer And Jeremy Denk; Set Chopin Free

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Eddie Trunk profiles the band Angel in his "Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Vol II." (Courtesy of Abrams)

In this episode: Radio and television host Eddie Trunk recently released the second volume of his Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal series. He joins us to discuss some of his favorite bands. Plus he weighs in on the new Metallica concert film.

And: composer Aaron Dunn has a new idea – for some very old music. He tells us about his Kickstarter project called Set Chopin Free.

Also: we hear from two pianists who recently were announced as winners of the so-called MacArthur “Genius Grant”: Jeremy Denk and Vijay Iyer. We hear some live music from the two as well. 

Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock And Heavy Metal

Radio and tv host Eddie Trunk shares stories of some of his favorite heavy metal and hard rock bands.


Let My Chopin Go! founder Aaron Dunn talks about his Kickstarter campaign, "Set Chopin Free."


Download This; Susanne Sundfør

The Norwegian electronic musician Susanne Sundfør performs at Mercury Lounge Friday. Download "White Foxes."