Episode #903

Hancock, McEwan, Mahler

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Studio 360 Episode 903, Hancock, McEwan, Mahler Gustav Mahler (Gustav Mahler/Wikimedia Commons)

Indispensable greatness in music, novels, and cake. Kurt talks with jazz legend Herbie Hancock and novelist Ian McEwan. Hancock is up for album of the year at the Grammy’s, and the cinematic adaptation of McEwan’s novel Atonement just won the Golden Globe for Best Picture. We discover the strange tormented stateside life of Viennese composer Gustav Mahler. And a baker praises the one appliance she could never do without: the KitchenAid mixer.

Herbie Hancock

Over his nearly 50-year career Herbie Hancock has experimented with all kinds of genres, including classical, jazz, funk, and hip-hop. Hancock can now add folk to the list. His latest record is River: The Joni Letters, and on it he finds a kindred spirit in ...

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Bonus Track: "Edith and the Kingpin"

An excerpt from "Edith and the Kingpin" with Tina Turner, from Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters.


Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan's latest novel is about young newlyweds who are so innocent and tongue-tied that they can’t get comfortable when it really matters -- on their wedding night. Kurt talks to McEwan about On Chesil Beach, set in the early 1960s on the eve of ...


Mahler in America

One hundred years ago, in January 1908, the composer Gustav Mahler made his American debut at Carnegie Hall. A year later, he was leading the New York Philharmonic, turning it into a world-class ensemble. But Mahler soon fell out of favor in New York, and died suddenly.

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Design for the Real World: KitchenAid mixer

Cookbook author Meredith Deeds gets passionate about the kitchen tool that revolutionized baking and became a status symbol in the process. Produced by Kim Gittleson and Jillian Goodman.


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