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Oakland Museum Concerts:
Chamber Music Concert, February 19, 1971

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 103 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

This is the first in a series of four concerts of chamber music put on by the Oakland Museum in the Spring of 1971. The focus of the concerts was works by contemporary California composers, although the programs also included other works , as seen fit by the program director Donald Cobb. Thus this first concert, recorded on February 19, 1971, includes songs by Aaron Copland, Ernst Bacon, and Guilaume de Machaut, as well as chamber works by Lou Harrison, Antonin Dvořák, George Gershwin, and Roy Harris. All performed by local San Francisco Bay Area musicians.

Musical Selections:  As It Fell Upon a Day [text by Richard Barnfield] (1923) / Aaron Copland -- Songs: Tels rit au main qui au soir ; Nes que on porroit ; Rose, liz / Guilaume de Machaut -- Saraband (1937) / Lou Harrison -- Prelude, for piano (1937) / Lou Harrison -- Songs: And This of All My Hopes [text by Emily Dickinson] ; The Imperial Heart [text by Emily Dickinson] ; Weeping and Sighing [text by Emily Dickinson] ; Lingering Last Drops [text by Walt Whitman] / Ernst Bacon -- Terzetto, Op. 74 (1887) / Antonin Dvořák -- Songs to Emily Dickinson: Eternity ; A Threadless Way ; The Yellow Sea ; A Spider ; Summer’s Lapse ; Eternity [texts by Emily Dickinson] / Ernst Bacon -- Lullaby, for string quartet (1919-20) / George Gershwin -- Concerto Op. 2, for piano, clarinet, and string quartet (1926) / Roy Harris
Performers:  Stephanie Friedman, soprano (As It Fell ; Songs by Machaut ; Songs by Bacon)
Walter Subke, flute (As It Fell ; Songs by Machaut)
Donald Cobb, clarinet (As It Fell ; Songs by Machaut ; Concerto)
Nancy Ellis, viola (Songs by Machaut ; Terzetto ; Lullaby ; Concerto)
Michael Riskin, guitar (Songs by Machaut)
Lois Brandwynne, piano (Saraband ; Prelude ; Concerto)
Donald Cobb, piano (Songs by Bacon)
Nathan Rubin, violin (Terzetto ; Lullaby ; Concerto)
Ronald Erickson, violin (Terzetto ; Lullaby ; Concerto)
Diane Trethowan, soprano (Songs to Emily Dickinson)
Ernst Bacon, piano (Songs to Emily Dickinson)
Sally Kell, cello (Lullaby ; Concerto)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Art Songs
Subject:  20th century classical; 19th century classical; 14th century classical; Chamber music; Art songs; Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble; Piano music; String trios (Violins (2), viola); String quartets; Sextets (Piano, clarinet, violins (2), viola, cello)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990; Barnfield, Richard, 1574-1627; Machaut, Guillaume de, ca. 1300-1377; Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003; Friedman, Stephanie; Subke, Walter; Cobb, Donald; Ellis, Nancy; Riskin, Michael (Guitarist); Brandwynne, Lois ; Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990; Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892; Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904; Rubin, Nathan, 1929-; Erickson, Ronald; Gershwin, George, 1898-1937; Trethowan, Diane ; Kell, Sally; Harris, Roy, 1898-1979
Recording Date:  2/19/1971
First Broadcast Date:  9/11/1971
 
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