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1. radiOM.org - Speaking of Music Nicolas Slonimsky, March 12, 1987 [6.232% Popularity: 0.00000]
Speaking of Music: Nicolas Slonimsky, March 12, 1987 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 114 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) Tune into an evening of Nicolas Slonimsky's highly comic logorrhea as he is interviewed on March 12, 1987 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series. Host Charles Amirkhanian hardly needs to ask a question of his 92-year old Russian-born guest, the father of the "grandmother chord." An erudite musicologist, conductor, composer, pianist, and author of many books including “Music Since 1900”, “Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns”, and “Lexicon of Musical Invective”, Slonimsky engages in a wide-ranging discussion of 20th century music and musicians, from Scriabin to Zappa. Musical highlights include Slonimsky playing two of his own compositions written specifically for the evening, "Objets Trouvés in the Dodecaphonic Environment," and the "52nd Minitude." He sings and plays his jingle "C...
2. radiOM.org - Ode To Gravity Interview with John Adams, 1973 [5.097% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Interview with John Adams, 1973 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 97 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA With host Charles Amirkhanian, composer/conductor/clarinet player John Adams, the newly appointed Director of the New Music Ensemble at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, discuss his academic and music background; the Ensemble; conducting; contemporary music; and the prospects of having new music performed by symphony orchestras. Recordings of Adams’‚ compositions “Heavy Metal” (set to words by William Burroughs), “American Standard” (including the three sections comprised of a march, a hymn and a jazz tune) and “Hockey Scene, Period 1”, an electronic piece composed for a multimedia performance that included dancers and multiple projection screens, are heard. In addition, there is a recording of Sections 5 and 7 of Christian Wolff's “Burdocks” performed by the Conservator's New Music Ensemble. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Heavy Metal [text by William...
3. radiOM.org - Ode To Gravity Interview with Marin Alsop [5.090% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Interview with Marin Alsop Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 20 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian interviews Marin Alsop, conductor of the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, Long Island Symphony, and her own group Concordia, which has commissioned a number of works by contemporary composers. At the time of this interview in 1992, she had just become the new director of the Cabrillo Music Festival. Marin Alsop studied under Leonard Bernstein about whom she shares some of her memories. Although born in New York, she has worked on the West Coast for many years and is very sympathetic to West Coast composers. often performing their works. Musical Selections: Grand Duo [excerpt] (1988) / Lou Harrison Performers: Dennis Russell Davies, piano Romuald Tecco, violin Genres: 20th Century Classical ; Orchestral Music Subject: Alsop, Marin ; Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 ; Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981 ; Cabrillo Music Festival ; 20th century classical ; Orchestral...
4. radiOM.org - Interview with Kurt Masur, 1987 [5.089% Popularity: 0.00000]
Interview with Kurt Masur, 1987 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 146 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian interviews Kurt Masur, conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Joining them in the studio is German affairs commentator Helga Lohr-Bailey, conductor George Cleve, and violinist Jorja Fleezanis. Topics discussed include the origins of the Orchestra, the work of Mendelssohn, the lack of passion among young people that did not live through the turbulent times of the mid 20th century, and the differences between the musical cultures of Eastern Europe and the United States, among others. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: 1st Slavonic Dance Op. 46 (1878) / Antonin Dvorak -- Sinfonia No. 1 in C (1821) / Felix Mendelssohn -- Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56 (1873) / Johannes Brahms Performers: Kurt Masur, conductor Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Genres: Classical Music ; Orchestral Music Subject: 19th century classical ; Orchestral music ; Conduc...
5. radiOM.org - Morning Concert A Visit with Arthur Berdahl [5.089% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: A Visit with Arthur Berdahl Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 49 mins Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian talks with the Knute Rockne of American music educators, Dr. Arthur C. Berdahl, longtime professor of music at Fresno State College (retired) and one of the founders of symphonic music in Fresno, California. From 1932 to 1954, Berdahl conducted the Fresno State College Symphony Orchestra and taught music theory, composition, and other music courses to the most prominent musicians to come out of the Central Valley. One of his students, Leslie Bassett, won the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for music. Berdahl describes how when he first arrived in Fresno he managed to expand the size and quality of the College Orchestra by incorporating local non-student musicians, to the mutual advantage of all involved. He also modestly describes his early career as an English literature graduate, athletic director, and coach, before finally deciding to pursue his interest in mus...
6. radiOM.org - Interview with Edo De Waart, 1978 [5.084% Popularity: 0.00000]
Interview with Edo De Waart, 1978 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 30 min Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian talks with the then recently appointed conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart. Born in Holland in 1941, de Waart came to the Bay Area after serving as principle conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In this interview he discusses his approach to his new position in San Francisco, the impact of audio recordings on his field, his impressions of American vs. European radio, his attitude towards new music, and the new symphony hall that was to be built in San Francisco by the end of 1981. (Now known as Davies Hall). This interview was recorded at de Waart’s apartment in San Francisco on January 23, 1978. Genres: Classical Music ; Orchestral Music Subject: Waart, Edo de ; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra ; Conductors (Music) People: Amirkhanian, Charles ; Waart, Edo de Recording Date: 1/23/1978 Listen...
7. radiOM.org - Nicolas Slonimsky at the Berkeley Piano Club [5.082% Popularity: 0.00000]
Nicolas Slonimsky at the Berkeley Piano Club Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 129 min Event Type: Lecture / Panel Discussion Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) In this lecture and demonstration, Nicolas Slonimsky covers topics such as polytonality, atonality, scales, the perils of introducing the music of Charles Ives and Edgar Varèse to the Hollywood Bowl audiences in 1933, polyrhythm, and The Grandmother Chord. He then recounts comments made about composers by their contemporary critics, (e.g., there are criticisms of Chopin, Wagner and Stravinsky). A review of his experiences with Performance Art follows and is not to be missed. Answers to questions on John Cage's 4'33", electronic music, John Coltrane, microtonal composition, American women composers, quarter tones, comments by Tchaikovsky on Brahms, comments on Toscanini and Leonard Bernstein, follow and conclude this whirlwind tour of this gifted individual's complex and extraordinary mind. Part 1 of 2: Musical Select...
8. radiOM.org - A Press Conference of Seiji Ozawa [5.081% Popularity: 0.00000]
A Press Conference of Seiji Ozawa Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 36 min Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA The press conference of Seiji Ozawa held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco to introduce the new conductor of the SF Symphony. Ozawa becomes Music Director of the Orchestra in the Fall of 1970. Despite showing up for the conference wearing a "Peace Now" button and making several comments against the Vietnam War, Ozawa reassured those older and more conservative fans of the Orchestra that his intention was to please the audience and not simply to shock them with modern radical compositions. Ozawa also commented on the importance of Youth Orchestra's and the need to hire a highly qualified assistant director to assist in the development of such an orchestra for young people. Genres: Classical Music ; Orchestral Music Subject: Ozawa, Seiji, 1935- ; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra ; Press conferences ; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 ; Conductors (Music) ; 19th century classical ; 2...
9. radiOM.org - Interview with Witold Lutosławski [5.081% Popularity: 0.00000]
Interview with Witold Lutosławski Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 36 min Event Type: Interview Program Origin: C Amirkhanian Charles Amirkhanian interviews Polish composer and conductor, Witold Lutosławski. They discuss the political changes in Poland after the end of the Cold War and how that effected the ability to criticize the government and changed the way in which the arts were supported. Lutosławski also talks about his composition, “Mi-Parti”, which was to be performed by the San Francisco Symphony soon after this interview was recorded. Charles then quizzes the maestro about the role of emotions in music, his opinion of some lesser known Polish composers, and the importance of silence while composing. Lutosławski also discusses the difficulties he experienced as a composer in Poland during and soon after World War II. (from KPFA Folio) Genre: 20th Century Classical Subject: Lutosławski, Witold, 1913-1994 ; Szymański, Paweł ; 20th century classical ; Censorship -- Poland ; Cold War ; Gove...
10. radiOM.org - Thin Air Nicolas Slonimsky at 76 [5.080% Popularity: 0.00000]
Thin Air: Nicolas Slonimsky at 76 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 83 min Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) A lively and engaging interview with Nicolas Slonimsky, the dean of musicological lexicography who visited KPFA in 1971 and talked with Robert Commanday (S.F. Chronicle music critic) and Charles Amirkhanian of KPFA. This program includes especially important discussions about Igor Stravinsky and Charles Ives by the first conductor ever to champion the music of Ives, Varèse, Cowell, and Riegger (in the early 1930's). Slonimsky also describes how he debunked a popular myth about the funeral of Mozart as part of his quest for accuracy of detail in his “Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians”. Composer Lowell Cross was also present. Includes piano performances by Slonimsky. Part 1 of 2: Genres: 20th Century Classical ; New Music Subject: Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 ; Ives, Charles, 1874-1954 ; Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965 ; Cowell, Henry, 1897-19...
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