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David Dalle
Thursday May 19th, 2016 with David Dalle
Music of Lubomyr Melnyk II

Lubomyr Melnyk is one of the greatest hidden musical treasures I know. Lubomyr Melnyk was a young, talented pianist in the early 1970's when he encountered Terry Riley's "In C" and had an epiphany. He heard infinite, continuous music in this legendary piece (intended for an ensemble), and he wanted to translate it to the solo piano. Much like Liszt as a young man hearing Paganini, Melnyk lived and breathed nothing but the piano to develop his unique technique. Melnyk's compositions and improvisations take the repetitive patterns of minimalist music and combines it with extraordinarily lush harmonies and rich melodies. The effect is miraculous. Music so beautiful with such intense melancholy. The too humble Melnyk has spent decades on the fringes of the musical world, playing to small audiences, but in the past couple of years, audiences have started finding him. Today we will hear from his recent album "Rivers and Streams" as well as from a private recording from a performance he gave in Toronto in 2003. Hear part I of my music of Lubomyr Melnyk here:
Lubomyr Melnyk - Rivers and Streams - Erased Tapes Canadian New
The Amazon: The Highlands
Lubomyr Melnyk - Rivers and Streams - Erased Tapes Canadian New
The Amazon: The Lowlands
Lubomyr Melnyk - Rivers and Streams - Erased Tapes Canadian New
Ma mere
Ludovico Einaudi & Ballake Sissoko - Diario Mali - Ponderosa
Farafina - Nemako - Intuition
Msafiri Zawose - Mbotela - Tate Music Group
Ardavan Kamkar - Over The Wind - Traditional Crossroads
Ludovico Einaudi - Taranta Project - Ponderosa
One of my favourite programs from last year, built around this wonderful album from Ludovico Einaudi, is still available on-demand:
Listen, you'll love it!
Six Pianos
Steve Reich/Steve Reich and Musicians - Six Pianos/Music for Mallet Instruments/Variations - Deutsche Grammophon
Piano Piece
Lubomyr Melnyk - Live Toronto 2003 Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Kevin George
Really enjoying this! Thank you! : )

2:32 PM, May 19th, 2016
David Dalle (host)
Very happy you're enjoying Lubomyr!

2:38 PM, May 19th, 2016
Matthew Crosier (host)
Wonderful program David!

3:04 PM, May 19th, 2016
Steve Reich + Melnyk! I think I am sensing some patterns in you show today David. ;^)

3:21 PM, May 19th, 2016
David Dalle (host)
Oh and I should say happy birthday to Steve Reich, well his birthday is in October, but this is his 80th year, so we will be hearing more Steve Reich on my show over the next few months.

3:23 PM, May 19th, 2016
Maybe on This Island Earth too!

3:23 PM, May 19th, 2016