Michael Christie’s Jukebox

An Introduction from Michael




Jukebox #12: Epic 1

In this installment:

Let’s start the week with some of the most epic music from the last 400 years. We are spoiled for choice so that’s why I’m calling this Epic 1!

  1. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  2. Tallis: Spem in Alium
  3. Led Zeppelin: Stairway to Heaven”
  4. Mahler: Symphony 6, Andante Moderato
  5. Mike Oldfield: “Tubular Bells”
  6. Wagner: Tristan und Isolde “Liebestod”

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Jukebox #11 with Ricky Ian Gordon

In this installment:

Ricky Ian Gordon, OBIE and Stephen Sondheim Award winning song and opera composer joins Michael for a fascinating Jukebox Playlist.

  1. Hindemith: Piano Sonata No. 3, 4th movement
  2. Weill/Brecht: Mahagonny “Benares Song”
  3. Henze: Fantasia for Strings, 4th movement
  4. Joni Mitchell: Ladies of the Canyon
  5. Britten: Peter Grimes “From the Gutter”
  6. Shostakovich: Sym. 14 “Malagueña”
  7. Fauré: Piano Trio in d minor, 2nd movement,
  8. Andantino Tippett: The Knot Garden “I Was Born in a Big Town”
  9. Weisgall: The Tenor “Sitting in the Dark”
  10. Bach: St. Matthew Passion “Mache dich”
  11. Adam Guettel: Floyd Collins “The Dream”
  12. Ricky Ian Gordon: “Stars”

    *Extended Interview segment*
  13. Ned Rorem: Ariel, No. 2 “Poppies in July”



Jukebox #10 ‘Yom Hashoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day”

In this installment:

On this Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Michael highlights magnificent works from composers who died in the brutal Nazi concentration camps. Many of these are the composers’ final works before their passing. This is only a small sampling of the rich musical output that was tragically cut short.

  1. Gideon Klein: String Trio
  2. Szymon Laks: Cello Sonata, 3rd movement
  3. Carlo Taube: “Ein Jüdiche Kind”
  4. Pavel Haas: Four Songs on Chinese Poetry
  5. Auschwitz Tango
  6. Rudolf Karel: Nonett
  7. Verdi: Requiem “Libera Me”



Jukebox #9 “Universal Number 9”

In this installment:

The number 9 is known as the number of universal love, eternity and faith. Many artists’ ninth works represented the height of their musical output. 

  1. Dolly Parton: 9 to 5
  2. Philip Glass: Piano Etude No. 9
  3. Dvorak: Sym. 9, 2nd movement
  4. Kalevi Aho: Symphony No. 9
  5. Clara Schumann: Impromptu in G, Op. 9
  6. Fanny Mendelssohn: Op. 9, No. 12 “Die Nonne”
  7. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9, 3rd Movement
  8. Puccini: Suor Angelica “Senza Mamma”
  9. Beethoven: Sym. 9, 4th movement
  10. Nena: 99 Luftballons



Jukebox #8 “Silent Night” with Kevin Puts

In this installment:

Pulitzer prize-winning composer, Kevin Puts joins Jukebox host, Michael Christie for Kevin’s insights and musical choices in the midst of the global Covid lockdown. The heart of the playlist is a complete performance of Puts’ first opera, “Silent Night” premiered by the Minnesota Opera led by Michael Christie.

  1. Bridge: Miniatures for Piano Trio: Set 1, No. 1
  2. Schubert: Ave Maria
  3. J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, “Herr, unser Herrscher”
  4. Kevin Puts: Arches
  5. Selena Gomez: “Lose You to Love Me”
  6. Chicago: “25 or 6 to 4”
  7. Van Halen: “Love Walks In”
  8. Kevin Puts: “Silent Night”




Jukebox #7 “Made For Your Speakers”

In this installment:

  1. John Browne – Stabat Iuxta Christi Crucem – The Sixteen
  2. Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture – Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
  3. Radiohead – 15 Step
  4. Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer
  5. Nina Simone – I Put a Spell on You
  6. Górecki Symphony No. 3, II. Lento e Largo
  7. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree




Jukebox #6 “The Greats”

In this installment:

  1. Terracentric – Rodigro y Gabriela
  2. Witness Tree – Rodrigo y Gabriela
  3. Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
  4. Stars – Les Misérables (Original London Cast recording)
  5. Bring Him Home – Les Misérables (Colm Wilkinson)
  6. My Shot – Hamilton (cast performs at White House)
  7. Mozart – Requiem D Minor
  8. Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
  9. I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
  10. A Day in The Life – The Beatles
  11. Handel – Messiah, “Worthy is the Lamb…Amen”




Jukebox #5 “Super Pink Moon”

In this installment:

  1. Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (Spring), Julia Fischer
  2. Dvořák – Rusalka, Gabriela Beňačková
  3. Tosti – Aprile, Elly Ameling
  4. Britten – Four Sea Interuldes from Peter Grimes
  5. Van Morrison – Moondance
  6. Neko Case – I Wish I Was the Moon
  7. The Police – Walking on the Moon
  8. Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
  9. Pink Floyd – Eclipse




Jukebox #4

In this installment:

1. Anoushka Shankar – Dancing in Madness
2. Joaquin Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio)
3. Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence and The 59th Street Bridge Song (Live)
4. Dvorak – Cello Concerto (performed by Yo Yo Ma)




Jukebox #3

In this installment:

  1. Ellis Marsalis – Twelve’s It
  2. Ellis Marsalis Family Tribute – Orchid Blue
  3. Ellis Marsalis Trio at Louisiana Music Factory
  4. Wynton Marsalis – Carnival of Venice
  5. Wynton Marsalis – Haydn Trumpet Concerto
  6. Branford Marsalis – Faure Pavane
  7. George Michael/Elton John – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Live)
  8. Elton John – Tiny Dancer
  9. Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik, original instruments
  10. Monteverdi – Vespers (Vespro della Beata Vergine)



Jukebox #2

In this installment:

  1. Rossini – William Tell Overture
  2. Bill Haley and his Comets – Shake, Rattle, and Roll
  3. Beethoven – Symphony No. 2
  4. Milk Carton Kids – NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
  5. Rameau – Les Indes galantes (forêts paisibles, Paris Opera performance)



Jukebox #1

In this installment:

  1. Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man
  2. Haydn – Symphony No. 6
  3. The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends
  4. Prokofiev – Symphony No. 1
  5. Vangelis – Chariots of Fire