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Morning Concert:
Interview with John Rockwell

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 88 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

In March 1983, Knopf Publishers of New York released the controversial book “All American Music: Composition of the late 20th Century”, by New York Times music critic John Rockwell. On March 14, 1983, live on the KPFA Morning Concert, Charles Amirkhanian talked with Rockwell about this book and the various composers featured, who range from Milton Babbitt to Neil Young to Phil Glass to Ornette Coleman. Musical examples from the work of each composer are also heard.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  [Music excerpt] / Milton Babbitt -- [Music excerpt] / Elliott Carter -- Variation IV [excerpt] / John Cage -- [Music excerpt] / David del Tredici -- [Music excerpt] / Frederic Rzewski -- [Music excerpt] / Bob Ashley
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  Babbitt, Milton, 1916-; Glass, Philip ; Cage, John; Carter, Elliott, 1908-; del Tredici, David ; Rzewski, Frederic; Ashley, Robert, 1930-; Composers; 20th century classical; Music critics; New music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles ; Rockwell, John, 1940-
Recording Date:  3/14/1983
First Broadcast Date:  3/14/1983
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  [Music excerpt] / Philip Glass -- [Music excerpt] / Steve Reich -- [Music excerpt] / Laurie Anderson --[Music] / Walter Murch -- [Music] / Art Ensemble of Chicago with Keith Jarrett and Coleman -- [Music excerpt ] / Neil Young -- [Music excerpt] / Neil Young -- [Music excerpt] / Laurie Anderson ? -- [Music excerpt] / Talking Heads
Genres:  Jazz; Popular Music
Subject:  Glass, Philip; Young, Neil, 1945-; Reich, Steve, 1936-; Anderson, Laurie, 1947-; Murch, Walter, 1943-; Jarrett, Keith; Palmieri, Eddie; Coleman, Ornette; Talking Heads (Musical group); Jazz; Rock music; Minimal music; Composers; Music critics; Popular music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles ; Rockwell, John, 1940-
Recording Date:  3/14/1983
First Broadcast Date:  3/14/1983
 
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