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From Marvin Rosen’s Classical Discoveries at WPRB: “SACRED BRIDGES” IV

“The fourth annual program: SACRED BRIDGES Wednesday April 4, 2012
presented during the time of important Jewish and Christian holidays, but focus is on music from multiple religious traditions rather than just two.

Dr Marvin Rosen


On this program of spiritual music you will hear Four Biblical Tableau by the Russian/American Composer, Aaron Avshalomov (1894-1964), Requiem and Resurrection by the American Composer, Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000), Vous vous invitons a la Pere, Op. 58 by the Indian/English Composer, Hidayat Inyat Khan (1917- ), Miserere (2009) by Scottish Composer, James MacMillan (1959- ), Da Lamentatione Jeremiae by English Composer John Mundy (c. 1555-1630), Gurdjieff: Violin Concerto No. 2 by Australian Composer, Larry Sitsky (1934- ), Requiem by English Composer, Sir John Tavener (1944- ) plus music by Hermann Berlinski, Isabella Leonarda, Meira Warshauer and many others.

The program will also include a number of selections by the Greek/Armenian traveller, Mystic and Composer Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (1877-1949)”

G.I. Gurdjieff
G.I. Gurdjieff

Listen in the Central New Jersey area at 103.3FM, or at

From Marvin Rosen and Classical Discoveries – Special Holiday Progamming Announced

Marvin “The Cat” Rosen

Here are pre-announcements of holiday programming.I hope to have more detailed announcements as these programs com up. However, just in case I slip up, you can keep track of Marvin’s programming by vising the Classical Discoveries web site.

I realize that these images are too small and not easy to read, they are the best I can accomplish. So, Please visit for a better view.

Classical Discoveries is to be found at WPRB, Princeton Community Radio 103.3FM and

From Marvin Rosen – a Pre Thanksgiving Treat

This Wednesday, November 23, 2011 from 5:30 till 11:00am

Classical Discoveries will present it’s 15th Annual program celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday with music of composers of the American Continent titled:


In this special program Classical Discoveries will present:
Time Machines for Violin and Orchestra (2007) by American Composer, Sebastian Currier (1959- ),
String Quartet No. 5 (2005) by American Composer, Jefferson Friedman (1974- ),
Mass for Saint Cecilia’s Day by American Composer, Lou Harrison (1917-2003),
Fantasia…sul un linguaggio perduto by Canadian Composer, Marjan Mozetich (1948- ),
Te Deum in stilo barocco for chorus and orchestra by Brazilian Composer, Amaral Vieira (1952- ),
An American Composer by American Composer, Gwyneth Walker (1947- )
plus music by Venezuelan composer Diana Arismendi, by American Composers Nancy Galbraith and Richard Yardumian plus many more.



This Wednesday, November 23, 2011 from 11:00am till 1:00PM


will continue on the Avant-Garde Edition

More music from American Continent like
Ballad Nocturne by American Composer Ann Millikan,
For Si by American Composer Christian Wolff (1934- )
plus music by American Composer Missy Mazzoli, Canadian Composer Robert Morin plus many others

WPRB 103.3 FM or on the internet

Great Jazz at WPRB: The Schedule

WPRB, 103.3FM, Community Supported Radio, Princeton, NJ has the most consistently excellent Jazz programming.

Here is the schedule:

Sunday 10:00AM-1:00PM “Sunday Jazz w/ Jeannie”

Monday 11:00AM-1:00PM “Jazz with Dan Buskirk”

Tuesday 11:00AM-1:00PM “The Outerspace Employment Agency w/ DJ Emmanuel Ferritis”

Thursday 11:00AM-1:00PM “Blues, Bop & Beyond with Will Constantine”
Thursday 3:00PM-5:00PM “Montuno, Mambo y Mas” Latin Jazz with Rico Calamari

Friday 11:00AM-2:00PM “Serenade to a Cuckoo with Jerry Gordon”

Check out WPRB if you love Jazz.

From Classical Discoveries at WPRB: Marvin Rosen Will Commemorate 9/11 With a Marathon

Marvin Rosen, the man behind Classical Discoveries, is a master at bringing to the public the music which best evidences its origins. So, what for this anniversary of 9/11?

The marathon starts: 
SATURDAY, September 10, 2011 – 7:00 PM and ends: 
 SUNDAY, September 11, 2011 – 7:00 PM

on WPRB 103.3FM Princeton and on Internet at:

“For the 10th anniversary of September 11, Classical Discoveries with Marvin Rosen will present a 24 hour live radio marathon, totally devoted to music written by composers from many countries as a reaction to the unforgettable events of that day.”

“Marvin has a very special story regarding 9/11.
He was actually on the air with a special program titled EAST MEETS WEST promoting a mutual understanding of music by different cultures. What a weird coincidence this was.

Since no phone lines were working he did not know about the events until 10:00am. 10:00 to 11:00am was mentally the most difficult 1 hour on the air in his broadcasting years.

Two days later he presented his own memorial tribute and later at different anniversaries a few more. As time progresed more and more composers wrote music inspired by the tragedy.The 5th anniversary program was totaly compiled by works written in the 21st Century.”

Recently, Marvin wrote at his blog,

“During the 24 hours of the Marathon you will hear many works submitted by composers specifically for this event. I want to thank Sequenza 21 and International Alliance for Women Composers as well as other websites who supported this call for recordings.

During the marathon there will be some works being broadcast for the first time as well many works presented on my program before such as the September Symphony by Wojciech Kilar that I presented for the first time in June, 2004, Elodie Lauten’s complete electronic work S.O.S.W.T.C., and Stephen Hartke’s Symphony No. 3 just to mention a few as well as an encore presentation of Robert Moran’s Trinity Requiem.

I know that this event will be a very difficult for me and every one else, but I do not know any other way I could commemorate this tragic happening, but with music.”

My Music Sources

These are my sources for music and information. If you have any suggestions for me, I would appreciate seeing them in Comments.

All About Jazz – For all of the news of the Jazz world

American Mavericks – A history of serious music in America from Minnesota Public Radio

American Composers Forum – Fostering artistic and professional development

Bang On A Can – At the heart of the Downtown New York New Music scene

Blue Note Records – an iconic Jazz label still putting out great recordings

Cantaloupe Music – the recording arm of Bang On a Can

Classical Discoveries – Marvin Rosen’s Wednesday survey of great new music and the avantgarde on WPRB, Princeton, NJ

Cuneiform Records – great taste in new music

ECM – possibly the finest recording company in the world

The GreeneSpace, the live presentation space of New York Public Radio with programming from WNYC, WQXR, and Q2

Hearts of Space – Stephen Hill’s great weekly mix of music for relaxation, contemplation, mediation, and…
This is a paid service.

Innova – creating an environment for new compostion and musical maturation.
The recording arm of American Composers Forum

Live365 – niche audio streaming – any genre or sub-genre you want. This is a paid service.

New Amsterdam Records – “…a non-profit-model record label and artists’ service organization that supports the public’s engagement with new music by composers and performers whose work grows from the fertile ground between genres….”

NPR/music – Jazz, Classical, interviews, news, concerts, “first listens”, artist profiles

Q2 on the internet, “for the new music we crave” the home of New Music

WBGO bringing Jazz from Newark, NJ to the world

WNYC – the home of John Schaefer’s Soundcheck and New Sounds programs

WPRB, Community Radio, Princeton, NJ
For the most serious presentation of Classical music and the most erudite presentations of Jazz

Learn About Innova Recordings in a Really Cool 12 Minute Video

The home of New Music in America is Innova, the recording arm of the American Composers Forum.

Watch this 12 minute video and be amazed.

On a personal note, there is a photo at 2:48, taken unfortunately from behind the participants. They are Philip Blackburn of Innova, and Marvin Rosen of WPRB, Community Radio, Princeton, NJ.
I took the photo in a wonderful session I had with these two really important New Music people.

Here is a photo of these two guys taken face forward-


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