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Ode To Gravity:
A Piano Recital by Emily Wong

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 98 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

From a recording made on August 2, 1982, Emily Wong performs a live recital of both modern and more classical compositions in the KPFA studios. At the time of this recording Wong was the pianist with the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra, Ragdale Ensemble, Marin Civic Light Opera, and was teaching at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Charles Amirkhanian hosts the broadcast and provides some background about each of the pieces, which include a rare performance of early works by Conlon Nancarrow, a selection of standards by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, and two works by the minimalist composer, John Adams.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Prelude (1935) (1:36) / Conlon Nancarrow -- Blues (1935) (1:42) / Conlon Nancarrow -- Moments Musicaux, Op. 94 (1823-28) (27:40) / Franz Schubert -- Toccata in C Major, Op. 7 (1829- 33) (8:09) / Robert Schumann
Performers:  Emily Wong, piano
Genres:  Classical Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  20th century classical; 19th century classical; Piano music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Wong, Emily ; Nancarrow, Conlon, 1912-1997 ; Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828; Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856
Recording Date:  8/2/1982
First Broadcast Date:  8/2/1982
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Ballade No. 1 in G Minor (ca. 1835) (9:03) / Frédéric Chopin -- Images, Book I (1901-05) (15:00) / Claude Debussy -- China Gates (1977) (4:22) / John Adams -- Ragamarole (1973-75) (2:39) / John Adams
Performers:  Emily Wong, piano
Genres:  Classical Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  20th century classical; 19th century classical; Piano music; Piano music (Ragtime)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Wong, Emily ; Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849; Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918; Adams, John, 1947-
Recording Date:  8/2/1982
First Broadcast Date:  8/2/1982
 
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