Cactus Corners

Ed

Alan Yip joins us live in our studio to perform classical Chinese music. We'll hear him on guqin, the zither of the sages, and erhu, the fiddle that spread from folk origins to ubiquity in Chinese music.

Bobby Fischer, arguably the greatest chess player in history, was born on this date in 1943. From an early age he dominated the world of chess, even after his virtual retirement in his 30s.

His persecution by the US government, after he was used as a Cold War prop, troubled his later years. The government of Iceland granted him full citizenship and asylum to rescue him from confinement and extradition. 

Garry Kasparov, The Bobby Fischer Defense (NY Review of Books, 2011)

Genre

Classical, Avant-Garde

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Saturday 3/09/2013 @ 2:00PM - 4:00PM
ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
Halsey Stevens Sonata for Horn and Piano (1953) Music from USC Entre'Acte
Alan Yip LIve Chinese classical music Gujin and erhu
Duke Ellington Harlem Black, Brown, and Beige Naxos
Mario Mariani Invocation Elementelea Zingaroton
Randy McKean Hunter Jumper Wild Horsey Ride Self-released For DJ Champ the Champ
Strawberry Roan
Arte Quartett Dreams of a Dying City Different Worlds Marsyas Rabih Abou-Khalil, composer
Lara Downes Derek Bermel: Kontraphunctus 13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg: Bach Reimagined Tritone Records
David T Little Prelude and Pt One: The Child Soldiers Songs Innova