Notes On Listening

We’ve been conditioned to think about music in terms of what makes one genre distinct from the next. This hour, we’ll talk about taking a more holistic approach to listening – and about finding common ground in seemingly unrelated songs – with “New York Times” music critic Ben Ratliff. His new book is called “Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).