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A Tribute to Leo Ornstein

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 79 min
Event Type: Documentary Program Origin: KPFA

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Charles Amirkhanian narrates this tribute to the amazing but neglected Leo Ornstein, who was perhaps America's most radical composer and pianist during the early 20th century. Ornstein never recorded any of his own works, but continued working in obscurity on his own compositions long after his retirement from the concert stage in 1928. This program, broadcast on the composer’s 80th birthday, includes premier performances of Ornstein works by pianist Michael Sellers. Also included is an interview with Ornstein and his wife Pauline, recorded by telephone from their home in New Hampshire.

Musical Selections:  Poems of 1917, Op. 41 (1918) / Leo Ornstein -- Berceuse (ca. 1920-21) / Leo Ornstein -- Reflet dans l'eau (1901-05) / Claude Debussy -- Arabesques, Op. 42: No. 3 "Chant of Hindoo Priests" ; No. 1 "The Isle of Elephantine" ; No.5 "A Melancholy Landscape." (ca. 1920) / Leo Ornstein
Performers:  Michael Sellers, piano (Poems ; Arabesques)
Leo Ornstein, piano (Berceuse ; Reflet)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002; New music; 20th century classical; Piano music; Player piano music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002; Sellers, Michael; Ornstein, Pauline; Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918
Recording Date:  12/11/1972
First Broadcast Date:  12/11/1972
 
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