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Morning Concert:
Leo Ornstein: An 88th Birthday Tribute

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 133 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

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Charles Amirkhanian celebrates the 88th birthday of American composer Leo Ornstein with a special program devoted to his music. Born in Kremenchug Russia, on December 11, 1892, (or Dec. 2, 1893) he moved to the United States in 1907. His antics as a pianist, including his introducing to concert audiences around 1910 a brand of composing previously unknown, brought him a reputation as a fiery radical of the keyboard. His experiments in percussive sonorities and dissonance presaged those of Bartok, Cowell, and Antheil. But by 1927 he had retired due to nervous exhaustion brought on by an overwhelming concert schedule. He later founded a music school in Philadelphia bearing his own name and taught such future notables as Berkeley, California composer Andrew Imbrie. At the time of this program he continued to compose in the sunny, dry (usually) atmosphere of Brownsville, Texas, where he and his wife continued to live happily. This program includes an interview with Leo Ornstein and selections of his works from piano to chamber music. (from KPFA Folio)

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Wild Men's Dance (”Danse sauvage”), Op. 13, No. 2 (ca. 1913) -- Sonata No. 4, for piano (20:43) -- Quartet No. 3, for strings [1st movement] (1976) (13:00)
Performers:  Michael Sellers, piano (Wild Men)
Martha Anne Verbit, piano (Sonata)
Boston String Quartet: (Quartet)
Daniel Stepner, violin (Quartet)
Sophie Vilker, violin (Quartet)
Ronald Carbone, viola (Quartet)
Lynn Nowels, violoncello (Quartet)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002; 20th century classical; New music; Piano music; Sonatas (Piano); String quartets
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002; Sellers, Michael; Verbit, Martha Anne; Stepner, Daniel; Vilker, Sophie; Carbone, Ronald D.; Nowels, Lynn
Recording Date:  12/11/1980
First Broadcast Date:  12/11/1980
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Quartet No. 3, for strings [2nd & 3rd movements] (1976) (23:25) -- Impressions of Notre-Dame, Op. 16, No. 1 (1914) (5:09) -- Poems of 1917: No. 8 The Battle (1918) (3:13) -- A la Chinoise, Op. 39 (ca. 1918) (5:13) -- Piano Quintet, Op. 92 [2nd movement] (1927) (9:30) -- Dance of the Fates (ca. 1937) (7:07) -- Wild Men's Dance (”Danse sauvage”), Op.13, No. 2 (ca. 1913)
Performers:  Boston String Quartet: (Quartet)
Daniel Stepner, violin (Quartet)
Sophie Vilker, violin (Quartet)
Ronald Carbone, viola (Quartet)
Lynn Nowels, violoncello (Quartet)
Doris Hays, piano (Notre-Dame)
Michael Sellers, piano (Poems ; Wild)
Martha Anne Verbit, piano (A La Chinoise)
William Westney, piano (Quintet)
Daniel Stepner, violin (Quintet)
Michael Strauss, violin (Quintet)
Peter John Sacco, viola (Quintet)
Thomas Mansbacher, cello (Quintet)
Louisville Orchestra (Dance)
Jorge Mester, conductor (Dance)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002; 20th century classical; New music; String quartets; Piano music; Piano quintets; Orchestral music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002 ; Stepner, Daniel; Vilker, Sophie; Carbone, Ronald D.; Nowels, Lynn ; Hays, Doris, 1941-; Hays, Sorrel, 1941-; Sellers, Michael; Verbit, Martha Anne; Westney, William; Strauss, Michael (Violinist); Sacco, Peter John; Mansbacher, Thomas; Mester, Jorge
Recording Date:  12/11/1980
First Broadcast Date:  12/11/1980
 
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