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A Concert by the San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble, (April 2, 1971)

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 20 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

A recording of a concert given by the San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble on April 2. 1971. The concert features “Four Systems” an aleatoric work by Earle Brown, “Concert for Piano and Orchestra” by John Cage, and the U. S. premiere of Arne Mellnäs’ “Capricorn Flakes’” a quartet for harpsichord, piano, glockenspiel, vibraphone. The ensemble, featuring students and other musicians connected to the Conservatory, is directed by Howard Hersh.

Musical Selections:  Four Systems (1954) (6:31) / Earle Brown -- Concert for Piano and Orchestra (1957-58) (4:05) / John Cage -- Capricorn Flakes (1970) (7:30) / Arne Mellnäs
Performers:  New Music Ensemble of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Howard Hersh, conductor
Genre:  New Music
Subject:  New music; Aleatory music; Concertos (Piano); Quartets (Harpsichord, piano, glockenspiel, vibraphone)
People:  Brown, Earle, 1926-2002; Cage, John; Mellnäs, Arne; Hersh, Howard
Recording Date:  4/2/1971
 
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