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Once a month, the National Gallery of Art music department will release a podcast offering a deeper understanding of the art of music.

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Once a month, the National Gallery of Art music department will release a podcast offering a deeper understanding of the art of music.

    Season 2, Episode 8: Sonia De Los Santos and Auguste Renoir’s “Young Spanish Woman with a Guitar”

    Season 2, Episode 8: Sonia De Los Santos and Auguste Renoir’s “Young Spanish Woman with a Guitar”

    Guitarist Sonia De Los Santos hails from Mexico, where as a child she was exposed to different musical influences. In Auguste Renoir’s “Young Spanish Woman with a Guitar,” De Los Santos sees echoes of her younger self. Her song “Sueña” is an ode to dreams.
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    • 51 min
    Season 2, Episode 7: Maria Schneider and George Bellows’s “The Lone Tenement”

    Season 2, Episode 7: Maria Schneider and George Bellows’s “The Lone Tenement”

    Maria Schneider composed “Bulería, Soleá y Rumba” in the wake of a cancer diagnosis. Inspired by American artists such as Robert Henri and George Bellows, Schneider discusses “art for life’s sake” that tells a story of people—like the evocative figures in Bellows’s The Lone Tenement.

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    • 51 min
    Season 2: Episode 6: Delfeayo Marsalis and Hawkins Bolden’s “Untitled”

    Season 2: Episode 6: Delfeayo Marsalis and Hawkins Bolden’s “Untitled”

    This work reminds jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis of the proud, hard-working generations that raised him. A history of struggle may suggest the minor key, but Marsalis ultimately chose upbeat music to celebrate those who fought and made it work.

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    • 51 min
    Season 2: Episode 5: Peter Sheppard Skærved and Hieronymus Bosch’s “Death and the Miser”

    Season 2: Episode 5: Peter Sheppard Skærved and Hieronymus Bosch’s “Death and the Miser”

    Violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved and National Gallery director Kaywin Feldman discuss Hieronymus Bosch’s “Death and the Miser” and its symbolism of contrast: light and dark, life and death. Skærved plays a 17th-century violin sonatina that echoes similar contrasts of sensuality and fatality, beauty and mortality.

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    • 51 min
    Season 2, Episode 3: Sa-Roc and Margaret Burroughs’s Sleeping Boy

    Season 2, Episode 3: Sa-Roc and Margaret Burroughs’s Sleeping Boy

    Rapper Sa-Roc’s music speaks to different aspects of Black experience, including the vulnerability of many Black kids—similar to the boy in Margaret Burroughs’s linocut, who hides himself. Her song “Forever” invites listeners not to hide, but to shine and share their “inner light” with the world. Find full transcript and more information about this episode at https://www.nga.gov/music-programs/podcasts/sa-roc-margaret-burroughs-sleeping-boy.html

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    Season 2, Episode 4: Daniel Ho and Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life series

    Season 2, Episode 4: Daniel Ho and Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life series

    Musician Daniel Ho spent much of his childhood on the water, so he relates to Thomas Cole’s river paintings. Ho responds to Voyage of Life with an original suite. Starting with simple harmonies to represent childhood, he gradually introduces complexity. Find full transcript and more information about this episode at https://www.nga.gov/music-programs/podcasts/daniel-ho-thomas-cole-voyage-life-series.html

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