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Speaking of Music:
Leo Ornstein

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 98 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: C Amirkhanian

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Recorded on October 20, 1988 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Leo Ornstein over the phone, while Martha Anne Verbit and Marvin Tartak play a number of his compositions for the piano. Charles is also joined by Ornstein's son Severo as well as Andrew Imbrie. Also heard are a couple of video clips including an interview between Ornstein and Vivian Perlis.

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Musical Selections:  A la Chinoise, Op.39, (ca. 1918) / Leo Ornstein -- Sonata No. 4 (ca. 1924) / Leo Ornstein
Performers:  Martha Anne Verbit, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002; 20th century classical; New music; Piano music; Sonatas (Piano); Composition (Music)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002 ; Verbit, Martha Anne; Imbrie, Andrew, 1921-; Perlis, Vivian
Recording Date:  10/20/1988
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Wild Men's Dance (”Danse sauvage”), Op. 13, No. 2 (ca. 1913) / Leo Ornstein -- Sonata No. 7 (1988) / Leo Ornstein
Performers:  Michael Sellers, piano (Wild)
Marvin Tartak, piano (Sonata)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002; 20th century classical; New music; Piano music; Sonatas (Piano); Composition (Music)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002 ; Sellers, Michael; Tartak, Marvin; Perlis, Vivian
Recording Date:  10/20/1988
 
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