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Morning Concert:
The Music of the Hurdy-Gurdy, plus selections by Ralph Vaughan Williams & David Byrne

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

From 1991, the first Morning Concert broadcast from the then newly built KPFA studios, Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer and conductor Howard Hersh about his music and plays a selection of his compositions. Amirkhanian then devotes the rest of the show to selections of music for the hurdy-gurdy, as well as works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and David Byrne.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  [unidentified piece] -- Sketches from life: Angels on the roof (1985) / Howard Hersh -- Lady Diamond -- Bourrée with No Name -- Satins Blanc -- Les Amusements d'une heure / Charles Baton -- Laridé
Performers:  Music Now (Sketches from life)
Nigel Eaton, hurdy-gurdy (hurdy-gurdy music)
Cliff Stapleton, hurdy-gurdy (hurdy-gurdy music)
Lisa Povey, harpsichord, keyboards, synthesizer (hurdy-gurdy music)
Ian Luff, bass guitar (hurdy-gurdy music)
Paul James, bagpipes, saxophone synthesizers (hurdy-gurdy music)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Unconventional Instruments
Subject:  Hersh, Howard; Eaton, Nigel; KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.); Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Hurdy-gurdy music; 20th century classical; String quartets; Unconventional instruments
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Hersh, Howard; Eaton, Nigel; Stapleton, Cliff; Povey, Lisa ; Luff, Ian; James, Paul (Musician); Baton, Charles
Recording Date:  9/27/1991
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Scottish -- Gloryflower -- Bourrees (3), Book 1, No. 3 -- Serenade to Music [text by William Shakespeare] (1938) / Ralph Vaughan Williams -- The Forest: Asuka / David Byrne
Performers:  Nigel Eaton, hurdy-gurdy (hurdy-gurdy music)
Cliff Stapleton, hurdy-gurdy (hurdy-gurdy music)
Lisa Povey, harpsichord, keyboards, synthesizer (hurdy-gurdy music)
Ian Luff, bass guitar (hurdy-gurdy music)
Paul James, bagpipes, saxophone synthesizers (hurdy-gurdy music)
New York Virtuosi: (Serenade)
Kenneth Klein conductor (Serenade)
Grayson Hirst, tenor solo (Serenade
Joel Pitchon, violin solo (Serenade)
L. William Kuyper, horn solo (Serenade)
Jimmie Haskel, conductor (The Forest)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Unconventional Instruments
Subject:  Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra; 20th century classical; Songs (High voice) with orchestra; Unconventional instruments; New Age music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Eaton, Nigel; Stapleton, Cliff ; Povey, Lisa ; Luff, Ian; James, Paul (Musician); Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Haskel, Jimmie; Klein, Kenneth, 1939-; Hirst, Grayson; Pitchon, Joel; Kuyper, L. William; Byrne, David, 1952-
Recording Date:  9/27/1991
 
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