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American Highways

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.
Miranda Lambert
Mama’s Broken Heart 
Miranda Lambert
RCA  88697905892 
Brad Mehldau
At A Loss 
Brad Mehldau Trio
Warner Bros. Records 2-46260-A
Harry Woods
We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye 
Diana Krall
Verve Records 0602537126934
Tampa Red
It Hurts Me Too When Things Go Wrong 
Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band 
Vanguard  172 / 74-2
William Bolcom
Toothbrush Time 
Bengt-Ake Lundin & Malena Ernman
Naxos 2222
Laurie Anderson
Language Is a Virus 
Laurie Anderson
Rhino Records (2) – R2 76648
Ndidi Onukwulu 
He Needs Me 
Ndidi O, vocals ; Jesse Zubot, strings ; Bill Runge and JP Carter, brass
Jericho Beach Music
Ned Rorem 
Ariel – Five Poems Of Sylvia Plath For Soprano, Clarinet
Phyllis Curtin, soprano ; Ryan Edwards, piano ; Joseph Rabbai, clarinet
Eroica JDT 126
William Bolcom
"Recuerdos" 
-Chôro Homage to Nazareth
-Paseo
-Valse Venezolano 
Susan & Sarah Wang
Castigo Classics
Barry and Robin Gibb
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart 
Al Green 
Hi Records  72435-42678-2-6
Daniel Lanois
Sleeping In The Devil’s Bed 
Daniel Lanois
Warner Bros 7599-26707-2
Stephen Schwartz
Butterflies Are Free 
Sandra King
RCA PL70465
Further Links:
A History Of Love  NPR.webloc
Sad stories BBC News.webloc

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