Every breakup leaves a trace, and not just the memories, I mean that it’s almost impossible to destroy all those physical souvenirs. Having been involved in my share of breakups, I have agonized over what to do with old letters, concert tickets, stray scarves and silly gifts, or a postcard with a poem on it.
Years later, they still turn up in suitcases, boxes, and the back of closets. So I was delighted to hear that there is a museum in Zagreb, for just these problematic souvenirs: the Museum of Broken Relationships. Listen to this show for musical answers to this museum. Our playlist features Miranda Lambert, Brad Mehldau, the Reverend Al Green, Laurie Anderson, Tampa Red, Diana Krall, and William Bolcom.
Theme Music :
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984)
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams.
Nonesuch Records 79101.
Mama’s Broken Heart
At A Loss
Brad Mehldau Trio
Warner Bros. Records 2-46260-A
We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
Verve Records 0602537126934
It Hurts Me Too When Things Go Wrong
Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band
Vanguard 172 / 74-2
Bengt-Ake Lundin & Malena Ernman
Language Is a Virus
Rhino Records (2) – R2 76648
He Needs Me
Ndidi O, vocals ; Jesse Zubot, strings ; Bill Runge and JP Carter, brass
Jericho Beach Music
Ariel – Five Poems Of Sylvia Plath For Soprano, Clarinet and Piano.
Phyllis Curtin, soprano ; Ryan Edwards, piano ; Joseph Rabbai, clarinet
Eroica JDT 126
-Chôro Homage to Nazareth
Susan & Sarah Wang
Barry and Robin Gibb
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
Hi Records 72435-42678-2-6
Sleeping In The Devil’s Bed
Warner Bros 7599-26707-2
Butterflies Are Free