Listener Nancy wrote:
Some may say it's an overused standby, but thank you so much … for playing Carmina Burana on Wednesday! I will never grow tired of it and always turn up the volume real high listening at home or in the car. There's a past NPR story in which Scott Simon talks about why so many artists have performed the piece. Were the words really written by monks?
Yes, indeedy, Nancy -- sort of. In Wikipedia we learn that Carmina Burana, Latin for "Songs from Beuern" (which is short for: Benediktbeuern in Bavaria), is the name given to a manuscript of texts mostly from the 11th or 12th century. The pieces are mostly bawdy, irreverent, and satirical, written in Medieval Latin, Middle High German, Old French or Provençal. Most of the poems and songs appear to be the work of Goliards, that is, clergy (mostly students) who satirized the Catholic Church. Glad you liked it.
Listener Adrienne of Kure Beach wrote:
I was disappointed to see that the Great Gatsby screening is right at the same as the Super Bowl, which I always watch. (even though "my" team, the Philadelphia Eagles, is not one of the competing teams … My library book group is reading the Great Gatsby and I've never seen the movie(s) so was sorry that the day and time chosen would be a conflict with the Super Bowl … Also, why couldn't there have been several screenings of the Great Gatsby the way the Cinematique movies are …?
For Adrienne and others, Cinematique is a joint venture between WHQR and Thalian Hall. Mary Bradley, who handles our end of things, responds:
I am sorry about the overlap with the Superbowl … The date was chosen as the only evening that was available in the main theatre at Thalian Hall. We felt that we needed to show it on the big screen to make it special. We are able to present the free screening as a result of the NEA grant our community has received for The Big Read (http://thebigreadwilmington.com/). The film is available on Amazon at a low cost and is probably on Netflix and other rental services too.
“My name is D. B. Delgado and I think it's very important that everyone listening to the station say February when referring to this month. As an alternative. I suggest they write to their Congressman, and ask them to have the name of the month changed to Feb. Or maybe just F. Thank you very much.
Here’s an assortment of general comments taken from our Fall Listener Survey:
Richard from Southport wrote:
Keep up the good work and keep trying to improve. You have no idea how many Northern Transplants are living in the area.
William from Southport wrote:
A quibble: stop calling your hourly local news an "Update". There is seldom an update, just a repeat of the preceding hour.
I think you do an excellent job, and I have enjoyed learning about the local cultural and artistic community from you in my first year living here. Thanks for the introduction!
Patricia from Wilmington wrote:
[You're] Too zany during pledges....chill, please.
Linda from Wilmington wrote:
Overall, I think you do an awesome job. I get so tired of hearing people give you such a hard time because you have this or that program. If they don't like what's playing, TURN the knob! AND be thankful we live in a country where we have public radio (to complain about). Lol."
Rob from Wilmington wrote:
[It's the] Best thing about Wilmington, I love it."
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