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Gertrude Stein 100th Anniversary Concert

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 121 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

This four part program is of a live broadcast from a concert given at 1750 Arch Street on February 3, 1974, in honor of Gertrude Stein on the 100th anniversary of her birth. During the intermission and while the audience viewed the film "The Last Still Life" by Ann Sandifer, Charles Amirkhanian plays a recording of a Suite from Virgil Thomson's opera, "The Mother of Us All", based on a text by Gertrude Stein. The live concert then concludes with an additional work by Thomson and one by Charles Shere.

Part 1 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  Miss Gertrude Stein as a Young Girl (1928) / Virgil Thomson -- A Valentine to Sherwood Anderson (1922) / Gertrude Stein -- Preciosilla / Gertrude Stein -- Preciosilla [text by Gertrude Stein] (1926) / Virgil Thomson -- She She and She (1974) / Charles Amirkhanian -- Sonata No.3 (1930) / Virgil Thomson
Performers:  Ron Erickson, violin (Stein as a young girl)
Charles Amirkhanian, voice (She She and She)
Han Reiziger, voice (She She and She)
Piet Koremans, voice (She She and She)
Peg Ahrens, soprano (Preciosilla)
Beth Anderson, piano (Preciosilla)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Poetry
Subject:  Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946; Violin music; Sound poetry; Songs (High voice) with piano; Sonatas (Piano); 20th century classical ; Poetry
People:  Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989; Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946; Erickson, Ronald; Shere, Charles, 1935-; Amirkhanian, Charles; Koremans, Piet ; Reiziger, Han ; Ahrens, Peg; Anderson, Beth, 1950-
Recording Date:  2/3/1974
First Broadcast Date:  2/3/1974
 
Part 2 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  She Wrote [text by Kathy Acker] / Beth Anderson -- The Mother of Us All Suite (1949) / Virgil Thomson
Performers:  Bonnie Mara Barnett, vocals (She Wrote)
Nathan Rubin, violin (She Wrote)
Ronald Erickson, violin (She Wrote)
Janssen Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles (Mother of Us All)
Werner Janssen, conductor (Mother of Us All)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Poetry
Subject:  Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946; Violin music; Homosexuality; 20th century classical; Orchestral music
People:  Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946; Shere, Charles, 1935-; Amirkhanian, Charles; Anderson, Beth, 1950-; Acker, Kathy, 1948-1997; Barnett, Bonnie, 1947- ; Rubin, Nathan, 1929-; Erickson, Ronald; Janssen, Werner, 1899-1990
Recording Date:  2/3/1974
First Broadcast Date:  2/3/1974
 
Part 3 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  The making of Americans / Gertrude Stein -- Cello Concerto [1st movement] (1945-46) / Virgil Thomson -- Capital Capitals [text by Gertrude Stein] (1927, rev. 1968) / Virgil Thomson
Performers:  Luigi Silva, cello (Concerto)
Janssen Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles (Concerto)
Werner Janssen, conductor (Concerto)
Barbara Shere, piano (Capital)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Poetry
Subject:  Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946; Poetry; Concertos (Cello); Vocal quartets with piano; 20th century classical
People:  Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946; Shere, Charles, 1935-; Amirkhanian, Charles; Silva, Luigi, 1903-1961; Janssen, Werner, 1899-1990
Recording Date:  2/3/1974
First Broadcast Date:  2/3/1974
 
Part 4 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  Dates (1914) / Gertrude Stein -- Dates [text by Gertrude Stein] (1972) / Charles Shere
Performers:  Judith Nelson, soprano (Dates)
Tom Rose, clarinet (Dates)
Nathan Rubin, violin (Dates)
Jack van der Wyk, percussion (Dates)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Poetry
Subject:  Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946; Poetry; Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble
People:  Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946; Shere, Charles, 1935-; Amirkhanian, Charles; Nelson, Judith; Rose, Tom (Clarinetist); Rubin, Nathan, 1929-; Van der Wyk, Jack
Recording Date:  2/3/1974
First Broadcast Date:  2/3/1974
 
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