AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #27 : The Museum of Broken Relationships.
Every breakup leaves a trace, and I don’t mean just the memories, I mean that it’s almost impossible to destroy all those souvenirs. Having been involved in my share of breakups, I have agonized over what to do with old letters, concert tickets, stray scarves and silly gifts, or a postcard with a poem on it.
Years later, they still turn up in suitcases, boxes, and the back of closets. So I was delighted to hear that there is a museum in Zagreb, for just these problematic souvenirs: the Museum of Broken Relationships. Listen to this show for a musical answer to this museum.
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Theme Music :
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984)
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams.
Nonesuch Records 79101.
Mama’s Broken Heart
At A Loss
Brad Mehldau Trio
Warner Bros. Records 2-46260-A
We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
Verve Records 0602537126934
It Hurts Me Too When Things Go Wrong
Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band
Vanguard 172 / 74-2
Bengt-Ake Lundin & Malena Ernman
Language Is a Virus
Rhino Records (2) – R2 76648
He Needs Me
Ndidi O, vocals ; Jesse Zubot, strings ; Bill Runge and JP Carter, brass
Jericho Beach Music
Ariel – Five Poems Of Sylvia Plath For Soprano, Clarinet
Phyllis Curtin, soprano ; Ryan Edwards, piano ; Joseph Rabbai, clarinet
Eroica JDT 126
-Chôro Homage to Nazareth
Susan & Sarah Wang
Barry and Robin Gibb
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
Hi Records 72435-42678-2-6
Sleeping In The Devil’s Bed
Warner Bros 7599-26707-2
Butterflies Are Free
A History Of Love NPR.webloc
Sad stories BBC News.webloc