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Two Piano Pieces by Terry Riley

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 7 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

From a concert recording made in 1963 and not commercially available, Terry Riley performs his “Two Piano Pieces.” Well known for his seminal minimal, or repetitive music, compositions including “In C,” as well as for his association with the master Indian singer Pandit Pran Nath, Terry Riley is also a virtuosic keyboard player, who supported his composting activities by performing at local piano bars. All these qualities are evident in this short, delightful, and rare recording.

Musical Selections:  Two Piano Pieces (1958-59) (6:23) / Terry Riley
Performers:  Terry Riley, piano
Genre:  20th Century Classical
Subject:  20th century classical; Piano music
People:  Riley, Terry, 1935-
First Broadcast Date:  5/22/1969
 
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