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November 08, 2010

Off the Shelf- Episode 17: Sacred Repertories with Peter Bennett

Sacred Repertories in Paris Under Louis XIV

Joining me for episode 17 of Off the Shelf is Peter Bennett. Peter is assistant professor of music here at CWRU and recently the author of Sacred Repertories in Paris Under Louis XIII. In addition to his research interests and teaching schedule, Peter is an active performer, appearing regularly as a continuo player with Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s baroque orchestra. Indeed, he has just returned from a successful tour with Apollo's Fire during which they performed Monteverdi's Vespers to sold out audiences across the country. And the campus community heard Peter perform on the wonderful Norton Memorial organ in Severance Hall, where he played during the university's fall convocation.

Peter's recordings with Ensemble Dumont, of which he was founder, can be found on the Linn Recordings website. The opening of this episode features a clip of the piece Veni Sponsa Mea from a recording by the ensemble entitled Henri Dumont: Les Litanies De La Vierge.

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November 01, 2010

Off the Shelf- Episode 16: Ballet Russes Style with Mary Davis

Ballet Russes Style

Returning to Off the Shelf is musicologist, author, and chair of CWRU's Music department, Mary Davis. I'm happy to welcome Mary back to the program. She joined me back in May, 2009 when we discussed her biography of Erik Satie.

Mary's most recent book returns to fin de siecle France and looks at the celebrated Ballet Russes, the troupe's equally celebrated leader Sergei Diaghilev, and the impact he and his group's work had on society and fashion in Paris.

In addition to leading the Music department, Mary is also associate director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and coordinator of, along with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the American Music Masters series. This year's event, which kicks off on November 8, 2010, features the music of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew.

The podcast can be heard by clicking on the play arrow in the blue box below.

In addition, the podcast can be downloaded as an mp3 file or iTunes-friendly m4a version. To download either file, right-click (control-click on the Mac) the link below the player and select "save file as..." When the file is downloaded, you can listen to it with the audio playing software or device of your choice.






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