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Sharon Van Etten Plays Live; NY Philharmonic's Biennial; Enigma's 'Sadeness' Was A Hit?!?

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sharon Van Etten's new album, Are We There, is out May 27. Sharon Van Etten's new album, Are We There, is out May 27. (Dusdin Condren/Courtesy of the artist)

In this episode: Since she last visited Soundcheck, Sharon Van Etten has opened up for The National, toured as a backup singer with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and recorded a Bruce Springsteen cover at the Stone Pony. Hear the singer-songwriter and her band perform songs from her just-released fourth album, Are We There, in the Soundcheck studio.

Then: New York Philharmonic music director and conductor Alan Gilbert talks about dreaming up the first-ever NY Phil Biennial, which kicks off this week. We take a listen to some of the new music that will be showcased.

And: Charts guru and writer Chris Molanphy explores the puzzling success of another chart-topping single -- this time, the sexy New Age, Gregorian chant-laden “Sadeness” by Enigma -- as part of our series That Was A Hit?!?

Guests:

Alan Gilbert, Chris Molanphy and Sharon Van Etten

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