Music That Moves Me - Audio Diaries

Welcome to Music That Moves ME Audio Diaries Vault

Each weekday this coming June we will post up a new audio diary as it is aired on Maine Public Radio and Maine Public Classical. People sharing their passion and love for music is a very powerful reminder of the role music plays in all of our lives.

Take a few moments and explore our archived Music That Moves ME segments below. Enjoy!

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'A Love Supreme'

Jun 17, 2016
Michael Pazdon
Michael Pazdon

Musical Memory: A Love Supreme by John Coltrane.

'Night on Bald Mountain'

Jun 16, 2016
Rachel Riley
Rachel Riley

Hailing from central Maine, Rachel earned her degree in  Mechanical Engineering from UMO, and after many years as an HVAC and Plumbing Design Engineer, she now works as a manufacturer's representative. She loves hiking, running and swimming and enjoying the outdoors in the great state of Maine.

Musical Memory: Night on Bald Mountain, Mussorgsky

'Sea Drift'

Jun 15, 2016
Dr. Bill Wieting
Dr. Bill Wieting

Born in Boston in 1938, Dr. Bill Wieting is an alumnus of Hamilton College and Boston University School of Medicine, who settled in York Harbor, Maine, in 1969 when the Navy named him Chief of Medicine at Portsmouth (NH) Naval Hospital, after having served two years as Medical Officer on two different ballistic missile submarines; Bill left active Naval duty in 1971 and conducted a solo practice of internal medicine in Portsmouth, NH, for 34 years until he retired in 2005 (he'd already retired as a Navy Medical Corps Captain) to devote himself to his family, collecting American art, singing in local choruses, and listening to classical music all day - on MPBN, of course!

'Clair De Lune'

Jun 14, 2016
Sara Billings Leighton (left)
Sara Billings Leighton

Sara lives in beautiful Penobscot, Maine with her wonderful husband, Rick. Together they have six amazing children and one very special grandchild. She is a Realtor for Downeast Properties and owner of SaraSara's Boutique.

Musical Memory: Clair De Lune by Claude Debussy

'Not Too Far From Here'

Jun 13, 2016
Rev. Shirley Bowen
Rev. Shirley Bowen

Shirley is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Maine and serves as the Executive Director and Chaplain at the Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center in Biddeford, Maine, where she lives with her husband, Peter, and their cat, Isaac.

Musical Memory: Not Too Far From Here by Michael Crawford

'I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)'

Jun 10, 2016
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith lives in Portland with her partner and two cats, a dog, and a lizard with no back feet.

Musical Memory: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston

'St. Paul's Suite'

Jun 9, 2016
Becky Brimley
Becky Brimley

Becky Brimley lives in Belfast, Maine with her husband Stephen, daughters Rosie and Isi and four cats and currently sings with Mid-Coast Community Chorus.

Musical Memory: St. Paul's Suite by Gustov

'And So It Goes'

Jun 8, 2016
Sally Bancroft
Sally Bancroft

Sally Bancroft lives in Yarmouth with her husband, Ron, and serves as a trustee for the Portland Symphony Orchestra.

Musical Memory: And So It Goes by Billy Joel, as recorded by Princeton's Roaring '20s

'Sing, Sing, Sing'

Jun 7, 2016
Adam and Shep Lee
Adam and Shep Lee

Adam Lee is the Chairman of the Board at Lee Auto Malls. He lives in Cumberland with his wife and 19 year old twins, 2 horses, 2 cats, 3 dogs, and anywhere from 35 to 25 chickens depending upon the fox.

Musical Memory: Sing, Sing, Sing by Benny Goodman with Gene Krupa

'I'd Like To Get To Know You'

Jun 6, 2016
Irwin Gratz

Irwin was born and reared in New York City and, while he never hiked miles to school, he did walk up six flights of stairs every day to the apartment his family lived in until he was nearly 19. Irwin remains a lover of subway rides, egg creams, and the New York Mets. He moved to Maine in 1978 and worked a dozen years in commercial radio in Sanford, then Portland, before beginning to freelance for MPBN in 1990. He's been local anchor of Morning Edition on Maine Public Radio since September 1992.

Musical Memory: I'd Like To Get To Know You by Spanky and Our Gang

'Freddie Freeloader'

Jun 3, 2016
Gordon Lutz
Gordon Lutz

Before retiring to rehabilitate the 1838 Holden farmhouse he calls home, Gordon Lutz spent 40-plus years meddling in enterprises devoted to motion pictures, commercial photography, music, journalism and even — though MPBN maybe loathe to admit it — public broadcasting, which he thanks for this chance to act out.

Musical Memory: Freddie Freeloader from Kind of Blue by Miles Davis.

'Beethoven's 9th Symphony, 4th Movement'

Jun 2, 2016
Kathryn Dion
Kathryn Dion

Kathryn Dion lives in Yarmouth and is the president and co-founder of Bigelow Investment Advisors in Portland.

Musical Memory: Beethoven's 9th Symphony, 4th Movement recorded by the Boston Symphony Orchestra on December 14th, 1972; Leonard Bernstein conducts.

'The Great Selchie of Shule Skerry'

Jun 1, 2016
Nancy and Abbott Meader
Abbott Meader

Abbott Meader, the son of Albion, Maine parents, is a Dartmouth graduate, an artist, and a retired professor of art.

Musical Memory: The Great Selchie of Shule Skerry as recorded by Judy Collins.

Cathryn Douglass is a MPBN Radio listener.

Jenni Tilton Flood is a MPBN Radio listener.