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George Hider plots a path through a series of recordings that will hopefully all sit somewhat happily together under his rather loose filing system of M for Music.


Focus of this episode is on music tied to moments of civil unrest and/or societal change.




Alabama (Live in San Francisco 1963) – John Coltrane quartet


Mississippi Goddam (Live) – Nina Simone


¡El pueblo unido jamás será vencido! – by Sergio Ortega and Quilapayún


The People United Will Never Be Defeated! –
Theme: With Determination
Variation 10: Comodo, Recklessly
Variation 19: With Energy
by Frederic Rzewski, performed by Igor Levit


III. Aurora – Symphony No. 12 in D minor, Op. 112, “The Year of 1917” – by Dmitri Shostakovich, performed by Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra


Étude No. 12 in C Minor ‘Revolutionary Étude’ – by Frédéric Chopin, performed by Maurizio Pollini


Life During Wartime – Talking Heads


Consciously – Cornelius Cardew, performed by Peoples Liberation Music


Summer All Over – Blake Mills


Truly I Live in a time of darkness – Hans Eisler and Bertolt Brecht, translation by Eric Bentley, performed by Karyn Levitt & Eric Ostling


Salve Regina, from Dialogues des Carmélites, by Francis Poulenc performed by Pierre Dervaux & Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris


Santa Espina – “The people of Catalonia”

Sevillanos – “The People of Seville”

The Road to Aviles – “The people of Asturias”

from Songs of the Spanish Civil War, Volume 2


Circus ’68 ’69 – Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra


We Shall Overcome – performed by Mahalia Jackson


The lonesome death of Hattie Carroll – Bob Dylan


Sign O’ The Times – Prince


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