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Morning Concert:
The Music of Leonard Rosenman

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 129 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

Charles Amirkhanian talks with composer Leonard Rosenman of Los Angeles about his work as a composer of concert music and motion picture scores. Mr. Rosenman was one of four 1949 KPFA staff alumni present at the 40th anniversary banquet for the station on April 29, 1989, and promised this return trip so that we can hear both his music and his reminiscences as the first programmer to interview living composers on KPFA. His first program, with composer Roger Sessions, was heard during the early months of the station's existence and was followed by programs with Ernst Krenek, Darius Milhaud, Henry Cowell and numerous other luminaries. Today, Rosenman is famous for his work as a film and television composer. After leaving KPFA in 1952 and heading for the East Coast and Europe, he returned in 1954 to Hollywood where he scored the soundtracks for “East of Eden” and “Rebel Without a Cause”, two classic James Dean performances that were matched by the precocious dissonance of the music, which was highly advanced for its day. ( from KPFA Folio)

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Chamber Music II [text by F. García Lorca] (1968)
Performers:  New Muse
Leonard Rosenman, conductor
Su Harmon, soprano
Genres:  Chamber Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  Rosenman, Leonard; Partch, Harry, 1901-1974; Sessions, Roger, 1896-1985; KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.); Pacifica Radio; Motion picture music; Chamber music; Electro-acoustic; Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble; Radio producers and directors; 20th century classical
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Rosenman, Leonard; Harmon, Su; García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936
Recording Date:  6/30/1989
First Broadcast Date:  6/30/1989
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Chamber Music IV (1976) -- Chamber Music V (1979) -- Foci I (1981, rev. 1983)
Performers:  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (Music IV ; Foci I)
Gerard Schwartz, conductor (Foci I)
Neville Marriner, conductor (Music IV)
Buell Neidlinger, solo bass (Music IV)
Collage (Music V)
Charles Fussell, conductor (Music V)
Robert Annis, clarinet (Music V)
Randolph Bowman, flute (Music V)
Frank Epstein, percussion (Music V)
Christopher Oldfather, piano (Music V)
Joel Smirnoff, viola (Music V)
Martha Babcock, cello (Music V)
Thomas Gauger, percussion (Music V)
Genres:  Chamber Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  Rosenman, Leonard; KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.); Pacifica Radio; Chamber music; Chamber orchestra music; String quartets; Concertos (Double bass); Orchestral music; 20th century classical
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Rosenman, Leonard; Marriner, Neville; Neidlinger, Buell; Fussell, Charles; Annis, Robert; Bowman, Randolph; Epstein, Frank; Oldfather, Christopher; Smirnoff, Joel, 1950-; Babcock, Martha; Gauger, Tom; Schwartz, Gerard, 1947-
Recording Date:  6/30/1989
First Broadcast Date:  6/30/1989
 
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