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Rufus Wainwright

Musician

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Fi - Hi Podcast Ep 33 : Rufus Wainwright on Nina Simone's The Great Show Live In Paris

Rufus Wainwright is a critically acclaimed singer songwriter and composer.  Since 1998 he has released eight studio albums and debuted his 2009 opera Prima Donna.  He has also issued the live album Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall in 2007. The 2 night tribute to Judy Garland recreated her historic 1961 performance at the famed New York City venue backed by a 36 piece orchestra.  His latest album, Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets, is a collection of original songs accompanied by texts written by William Shakespeare.  For the album, he collaborated with actors to record spoken word versions of each sonnet including the late Carrie Fisher, Helena Bonham Carter, William Shatner and more.  

Originally aired during Fidelity High Radio on WXNA 101.5 FM Nashville - Sunday, April 2nd 2017.

Music Featured in this episode...

Nina Simone - Ne Me Quitte Pas
Rufus Wainwright - I Don't Know What It Is

 

 

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