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Ode To Gravity:
American Music on 78s

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 55 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

In the first show of what was destined to become the longest running American radio program devoted to new and avant-garde music, host Charles Amirkhanian, introduces three out-of-print works by American composers. There is an early sonata by Leonard Bernstein, a Concerto for harp and wind ensemble by Carlos Salzedo, and finally a string quartet by Walter Piston. All the recordings date to the 1930s and 40s, and were originally released on 78s.

Musical Selections:  Sonata for Clarinet & Piano (1942) / Leonard Bernstein -- Concerto for Harp and Seven Winds (1926) / Carlos Salzedo -- String Quartet No. 1 (1933) / Walter Piston
Performers:  David Oppenheim, clarinet (Sonata)
Leonard Bernstein, piano (Sonata)
Lucile Lawrence, harp (Concerto)
Barrere Ensemble of Wind Instruments (Concerto)
Dorian String Quartet (Quartet)
Genre:  20th Century Classical
Subject:  20th century classical; Sonatas (Clarinet and piano) ; Concertos (Harp with wind ensemble); String quartets
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990; Oppenheim, David, 1922-; Salzedo, Carlos, 1885-1961; Lawrence, Lucile, 1907-2004; Piston, Walter, 1894-1976
Recording Date:  3/4/1970
First Broadcast Date:  3/4/1970
 
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