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Lou Harrison at the Spaghetti Factory (1971)

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 89 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

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A concert of Lou Harrison’s music, (with one piece by Carlos Chávez), performed at The Old Spaghetti Factory in San Francisco on January 24, 1971. Works include several pieces for solo piano by Lou Harrison, a sonatina for violin and piano by Chávez, and selections from “Young Caesar,” a homoerotic opera featuring life sized puppets and unconventional instrumentation by Lou Harrison with a libretto by Robert Gordon. This recording features excerpts from the first performance of the opera.

Musical Selections:  Prelude for Grand Piano (1938) / Lou Harrison -- Ground in E Minor, for piano (1936) / Lou Harrison -- Homage to Milhaud, for piano (1948) / Lou Harrison -- Western Dance. for piano (1947) / Lou Harrison -- Largo Ostinate (1936) / Lou Harrison -- Sonata No. 3, for piano (1938) / Lou Harrison -- Sonatina, for violin and piano (1924) / Carlos Chávez -- Young Caesar [excerpts] (1971) / Lou Harrison -- Young Caesar [scene 13] (1971) / Lou Harrison
Performers:  Donald Pippen, piano (all except Young)
Kenneth Goldsmith, violin (Sonatina)
Milton Williams, narrator (Young)
Lawrence Boyle,vocals - Caesar (Young)
Marvin Klebe, baritone - Nicomedes, Gnitos, & Doctor (Young)
Andrea Hughes, vocals - Aunt Julia (Young)
Lou Harrison (Young)
William Colvig (Young)
Richard Dee (Young)
Robert Hughes (Young)
David Leong (Young)
Genres:  New Music; Unconventional Instruments
Subject:  Caesar, Julius; New music; Unconventional instruments; Piano music; Sonatas (Piano); Sonatas (Violin and piano); Microtonal music; Operas -- Excerpts; Gamelan music; Puppets
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003; Chávez, Carlos, 1899-1978; Pippen, Donald; Gordon, Robert ; Colvig, Bill ; Dee, Richard; Hughes, Robert, 1933-; David Leong; Williams, Milton ; Boyle, Lawrence ; Klebe, Marvin; Hughes, Andrea; Goldsmith, Kenneth, 1938-
Recording Date:  1/24/1971
First Broadcast Date:  3/2/1971
 
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