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Ned Wharton and Liane HansenAs music director of Weekend Edition Sunday, Ned Wharton, shown at left with NPR's Liane Hansen, supervises music continuity for the show, keeps tabs on what's new and noteworthy in the music world and produces many of the artist features heard on our program.

June 20, 2004

For this Father's Day edition of Director's Cuts, Ned Wharton highlights two artists with well-known musical dads who are blazing their own trails, establishing their own unique brand of music.

Emilie Bernstein's Story of MElmer and Emilie Bernstein
Emilie Bernstein is the daughter of film and television soundtrack composer Elmer Bernstein, known for hundreds of scores, from The Magnificent Seven to Ghostbusters. Emilie, who's been orchestrating her father's music for more than a decade, is establishing herself as an indie rocker with her grooving and atmospheric group, Story of M. Their CD is titled These Little Crimes.

Listen 'Heaven'
(Story of M)

Listen 'The Magnificent Seven'
(Excerpt/Elmer Bernstein)

Listen 'John Is'
(Story of M)

Listen 'Psych' from 'Far from Heaven' soundtrack)
(Elmer Bernstein, orchestrated by Emilie Bernstein)

Peter John StoltzmanRichard and Peter John Stoltzman
Son of Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, pianist Peter John Stoltzman's music takes its cue from jazz and improvised music. A CD of his original music called Cycles is available through his website, The father-son duo often perform together on stage, and an upcoming CD of clarinet and piano music is in the works.

Listen 'Beloved'
(Excerpt/Peter John Stoltzman)

Listen 'Siciliano'
(Richard Stoltzman with Peter John Stoltzman, piano)

Listen 'Lullaby'
(Richard and Peter John Stoltzman)

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