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Ode To Gravity:
Interview with Daniel Kobialka

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 84 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

From a recording made in 1973 violinist Daniel Kobialka is interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian after having just recently returned from Atlanta, GA, where he gave the world premiere performance of Ben Weber’s “Violin Concerto”. Kobialka, who was on the faculty at Hayward State, talks about his many performances of works by living composers, including Lou Harrison, Henry Brant, Leonard Bernstein, and many more. In addition Kobialka describes his first forays into composition, including a collaboration with a rock band. (from KPFA Folio)

Musical Selections:  Concerto in Slendro (1961) / Lou Harrison -- Rakka, for violin and tape (1970) / Glen Glasow -- Hieroglyphics II (1966) / Henry Brant -- Untitled Piece [”Echoes (1973)”] / Daniel Kobialka -- Fantasy Variations / Donald Martino
Performers:  Daniel Kobialka, violin (all selections)
Robert Hughes, conductor (Concerto)
James Barbagallo, tack piano (Concerto)
Patricia Jennerjohn, celesta (Concerto)
Machiko Kobialka, tack piano (Concerto)
Don Marconi, percussion (Concerto)
Jerome Neff, percussion (Concerto)
Henry Brant, celesta, percussion (Hieroglyphics)
Genres:  New Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  Kobialka, Daniel; Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003; Glasow, Glenn, 1924-; Brant, Henry, 1913-; Ambrosia (Musical group); New music; 20th century classical; Concertos (Violin with percussion ensemble); Violin music; Electronic music; Violin with instrumental ensemble; Variations (Violin)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003; Hughes, Robert, 1933-; Kobialka, Daniel; Barbagallo, James, 1952-1996; Jennerjohn, Patricia ; Kobialka, Machiko ; Marconi, Don; Neff, Jerome; Glasow, Glenn, 1924-2002; Brant, Henry, 1913-
Recording Date:  6/6/1973
First Broadcast Date:  6/6/1973
 
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