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Morning Concert:
Interview with Mordecai Bauman

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 109 min
Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA

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Modern music rarely has enjoyed a specialist with such a voice. Mordecai Bauman, a politically motivated artist who was at the far left wing of progressive politics in the 1930s, speaks about his distinguished career which included the first recordings of songs by Charles Ives and his acquaintanceship with such left-wing composers as Elie Siegmeister, Marc Blitzstein (godfather to one of Bauman's sons), and Herbert Haufrecht. He also discusses his admiration for the music of Hanns Eisler, his participation in George Antheil's opera “Helen Retires” (Juilliard School, 1934), and his performances of songs by Blitzstein in the composer's first evening length concert (held in Cleveland's Severance Hall). The quality and beauty of this talented baritone's singing rivaled both Enrico Caruso AND Paul Robeson.

Part 1 of 3:  
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Art Songs
Subject:  Bauman, Mordecai; Ives, Charles, 1874-1954; Blitzstein, Marc; Siegmeister, Elie, 1909-1991; Haufrecht, Herbert, 1909-1998; Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962; Antheil, George, 1900-1959; Composers; Art -- Political aspects; Art songs; Opera; 20th century classical
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles ; Bauman, Mordecai
Recording Date:  9/15/1980
 
Part 2 of 3:  
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Art Songs
Subject:  Bauman, Mordecai; Ives, Charles, 1874-1954; Blitzstein, Marc; Siegmeister, Elie, 1909-1991; Haufrecht, Herbert, 1909-1998; Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962; Antheil, George, 1900-1959; Composers; Art -- Political aspects; Art songs; Opera; 20th century classical
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles ; Bauman, Mordecai
Recording Date:  9/15/1980
 
Part 3 of 3:  
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Art Songs
Subject:  Bauman, Mordecai; Ives, Charles, 1874-1954; Blitzstein, Marc; Siegmeister, Elie, 1909-1991; Haufrecht, Herbert, 1909-1998; Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962; Antheil, George, 1900-1959; Composers; Art -- Political aspects; Art songs; 20th century classical
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles ; Bauman, Mordecai
Recording Date:  9/15/1980
 
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