Podcast 105: Holiday Special

Time for the annual new music holiday playlist from pianist Guy Livingston! Win CDs, DVDs, and hip ConcertZender T-Shirts! (see end of page for details)

Featuring music of Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein, William Bolcom, Nina Simone, Erik Hense, Nico Muhly, and George Antheil. Plus, the sultry voice of Hedy Lamarr, inventor, and film star.


Theme Music:
Jan Jeroen (J.J.) Spijkervet & Immersive Sound
“American Highways” Jingle
Sounds About Right
composed for Concertzender

Opening tune:
Erik Hense
WOTH Studios, NL
intro music for a game

Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini Orchestra
The Ultimate Collection: In the Pink [RCA ND89905]

Duke Ellington
Black and Tan Fantasy
Swampy River
Luigi Palombi, piano
Milano Music Zone – Dynamic CDS 7743

Leonard Bernstein
Slava! – A Political Overture – Fast and Flamboyant
Leonard Bernstein & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Deutsch Grammophon 469 829-2 GB7

William Bolcom
Violin Sonata No. 2: I. Summer Dreams
Solomia Soroka, violin
NAXOS 8.559150

Nico Muhly
Eighth Blackbird
Cedille Records 33229

Of course I’m playing Nina Simone on my New Music Holiday Playlist!
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Nina Simone
Metro CD010

Ralph Towner
Oleander Etude
Ralph Towner
ECM 1968, 987 5911

Just One Word of Consolation, by Tom Lemonier
The Tremolo Trot, by Luckey Roberts
The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Rick Benjamin, director.
New World Records 80795 – 2

William Bolcom
Violin Sonata No. 2: IV. In Memory of Joe Venuti
Solomia Soroka
NAXOS 8.559150

George Antheil
Dreams: VIII. Valse
Daniel Spalding conducts the Philadelphia Virtuosi
New World Records

closing tune:
Traditional, jazzy version after Vince Gueraldi
O Tannenbaum
Guy Livingston, pianist

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One comment to “Podcast 105: Holiday Special”
  1. Congratulations on Episode 105 and all of the prior episodes! Great achievement!! Best wishes on your future radio and performance endeavors. My only friendly suggestion is to let us hear your great holiday renditions without a voice -over!! Your playing is CHOICE and I want to hear more of YOU and your “stylings” 🙂 I also want to easily be able to backup the podcast to rehear selections, but my Safari brouser doesnt seem to like me doing that… because time is always moving forward?? Like your thinking and vision? Happy holidays to you and all your listeners! Keep making our life better thru music!

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