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1. radiOM.org - Ode To Gravity Conlon Nancarrow, Studies for Player Piano [7.249% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Conlon Nancarrow, Studies for Player Piano Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 78 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) From a program recorded in 1974, Charles Amirkhanian introduces recent compositions by this American composer, who since 1947 developed a unique body of complex pieces, all for player piano. Nancarrow was able to punch carefully calculated holes in player piano rolls and make the instrument perform inhumanly difficult figures. His concerns with rhythm and sonority are more advanced than almost any in the world, yet his music makes an immediate impression even to those who don’t normally like avant-garde music. This is music utterly new to our ears, by an unrecognized genius of 20th Century composition. Nancarrow resided in Mexico City since the 1940s. His music has been choreographed by Merce Cunningham. In this program you will hear a selection of recordings of his studies for player piano. (from KPFA Folio) M...
2. radiOM.org - New Music America 1981: Tapes of Studies for Player Piano by Conlon Nancarrow [7.219% Popularity: 0.00000]
New Music America: 1981: Tapes of Studies for Player Piano by Conlon Nancarrow Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 37 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) The second Act of the June 12th concert of the 1981 New Music America Festival was devoted to the music of Conlon Nancarrow, who specialized in composing for the player piano. However unlike the ragtime player piano music that many people are familiar with, Nancarrow’s works are distinguished by their immense mathematical complexity and remarkable speed. In some ways they are not unlike a Bach fugue or canon played at speeds that were impossible to imagine before the advent of the computer. Impossible that is, unless you were Conlon Nancarrow, who was perhaps the only person to recognize the unique potential of the player piano to produce such challenging new music. This concert is particularly noteworthy because Nancarrow was in the audience, on his first trip back to the United States after over 30 year...
3. radiOM.org - Morning Concert Piano: No Hands [6.260% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: Piano: No Hands Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 119 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA In a recording made in 1992, Charles Amirkhanian hosts a program featuring music played on the Disklavier, a sort of modern player piano. It is a devise that can be attached to a grand piano so as to enable it to record, playback, and even manipulate music played on its keys. In the first half of the program, Charles is joined in the studio by Gary Noland, who has composed a number of pieces for the Disklavier. In the second half of the program, Charles conducts an impromptu interview with Richard Dunn of the BBC in which they discuss the BBC's World Service and the implications of digital radio broadcasting. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Study No. 3A / Conlon Nancarrow -- Six Lurid Albumblatts, for 1-1000 players in pictographic notation Op. 14 / Gary Noland -- Grande Rag Brillante, Op. 15 (1978-79, rev. 1989) / Gary Noland -- Étude No. 2, for piano (1985) / György Lige...
4. radiOM.org - An Evening of Player Pianos [6.255% Popularity: 0.00000]
An Evening of Player Pianos Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 105 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Blues, pop and classical music is heard performed on two 50 year old player pianos. Charles Amirkhanian and Bill Schechner are guests in the home of Sally and Dale Lawrence and are invited to paw through 700 rolls, and play as many as possible. Amirkhanian and Schechner also interview Dick Rutlinger & Mel Luccetti, who are both members of the Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association (AMICA). Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Song of India / Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov -- American in Paris: Part 2 / George Gershwin -- Music of the Spheres [part 5 of "Winterreigen"] / Ernő Dohnanyi Genre: Mechanical Music Subject: Player piano ; Player piano music ; Mechanical pianos ; Popular music People: Amirkhanian, Charles ; Schechner, Bill ; Lawrence, Sally ; Lawrence, Dale ; Rutlinger, Dick ; Luccetti, Mel ; Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 ; Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908 ; Dohnányi...
5. radiOM.org - Jazz Archives Ragtime Piano, Part II [6.247% Popularity: 0.00000]
Jazz Archives: Ragtime Piano, Part II Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 28 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Phil Elwood presents a program on the evolution of Ragtime music from Scott Joplin to Jelly Roll Morton. The early composers of Ragtime saw themselves foremost as composers and looked down on the unschooled musicians that later adapted Ragtime into what became known as Jazz. Joplin in particular was rather conservative in his approach to Ragtime, and did little to include the swinging beat that was to be popularized by later musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton. Most of this music predates modern recording techniques and was typically cut onto rolls that could be performed by a player piano. Elwood plays a selection of tunes that span the time from the turn of the 20th century up to the 1920s when Jazz first began to come into its own. Musical Selections: Something Doing (1903) / Scott Joplin -- Euphonic Sounds (1909) / Scott Joplin -- Grace and Beauty (1909) / James Scott -- Sunburst...
6. radiOM.org - Other Minds Presents The Heaven Ladder and Other Works for Piano by Terry Riley [6.096% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Presents: The Heaven Ladder and Other Works for Piano by Terry Riley Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Event Type: Music Program Origin: Other Minds Other Minds’ 25th season started off with a special piano concert honoring the work and vision of Amercian composer Terry Riley. Riley, alongside award winning pianist Gloria Cheng, deliver a number of Riley’s solo keyboard works before closing the concert with a collaborative 4 hands performance of Cheng Tiger Growl Roar, recently composed in 2018. This concert was held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum in San Francisco, CA on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Two Pieces for Piano (1958/1959) No. 1 No. 2 The Two Pieces for Piano were begun while I was working at United Airlines, writing music on my off time. Also I had just gotten married and we had a daughter on the way. I had begun to play lots of Schoenberg and some intricate Schoenberg-like pieces by composer Loren Rush. I had begun to transition from my Neoclassical period under the spell ...
7. radiOM.org - Igor Stravinsky - A Reluctant Farewell [5.084% Popularity: 0.00000]
Igor Stravinsky - A Reluctant Farewell Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 116 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Additional Media Files (click to view) George Cleve presents a tribute to the Russian-American giant, Igor Stravinsky, broadcast on April 7, 1971, one day after his death. This reluctant farewell to one of classical music’s most innovative composers and conductors features a rendition of his entire "Firebird" ballet, played on piano by Stravinsky himself and captured on a player piano roll. Also on the program is the “Duo Concertant” for violin and piano, also with Stravinsky on piano, as well as the orchestral works, “Four Norwegian Moods”, and “Le Sacre du Printemps” or “Rite of Spring”. A fitting retrospective of the magnificent career of one of the pioneers of contemporary classical music. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Firebird Suite (1909-10) -- Duo Concertant, for violin and piano [part 1] (1933) Performers: Igor Stravinsky, piano (Firebird ; Concertant) Joseph Szigeti, vi...
8. radiOM.org - An Interview with Conlon Nancarrow, April 28, 1977 [5.082% Popularity: 0.00000]
An Interview with Conlon Nancarrow, April 28, 1977 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 47 min Event Type: Interview Program Origin: C Amirkhanian Additional Media Files (click to view) In April of 1977 Charles Amirkhanian journeyed to Mexico City to talk with composer Conlon Nancarrow, who had settled there after a self-imposed exile from the United States, following the harassment he experienced over his involvement with the Communist Party, and his fighting in the Spanish Civil War. The two discussed the mechanics of composing for the player piano, a process of manually punching literally thousands of holes in long rolls of paper. Nancarrow also relates his association, or lack there of, with other composers, his dissatisfaction with the lack of temporal control in the electronic music of his day, and his experience studying counterpoint with Roger Sessions. Sounding very relaxed and genial, Nancarrow also goes into some detail about how he composes and describes some of his later works. Genre: New ...
9. radiOM.org - Ode To Gravity Segue Tech [5.082% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Segue Tech Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 61 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Introduced in the KPFA Folio with only the brief phrase, “to put side by side, put close together”, this program follows the same formula of other early Ode to Gravity programs by juxtaposing musical selections from a variety of styles and genres. It begins with a Tin Pan Alley song from the 1920s quickly followed by a quirky player piano piece, an experimental work for flute and voice, piano rag music, and it only gets better from there. Musical Selections: Varsity Drag [lyrics by Buddy De Sylva & Lew Brown] / Ray Henderson -- [unidentified player piano music] / Conlon Nancarrow -- [unidentified piece for flute and voice] -- [unidentified piano rag music] / Igor Stravinsky -- Labyrinth No. 3 (1941) / Lou Harrison -- [unidentified brass band music] -- America (My Country Tis of Thee) -- [unidentified electronic piece] -- Haydn go seek / Charles Amirkhanian -- Composition No. 1, for ratchet (196...
10. radiOM.org - Music of Leo Ornstein [5.078% Popularity: 0.00000]
Music of Leo Ornstein Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 42 min Event Type: Music Additional Media Files (click to view) In this program, recorded on December 10, 1972 at the Berkley Piano Club in Berkeley California, pianist Michael Sellers performs a number of works by Leo Ornstein. In addition to playing the complete “Poems of 1917”, Sellers also performs three selections from Ornstein’s nine part “Arabesques”. The selections heard are “No. 3, Chant of Hindoo Priests”; “No. 1, The Isle of Elephants”; and “No. 5, A Melancholy Landscape”. Also heard is Ornstein’s “Berceuse” and Debussy’s “Reflets dans l’Eau”, recorded on Ampico rolls by Ornstein himself on November 14, 1971 and played back for this concert on an Ampico grand piano, owned by Sally and Dale Lawrence of Kensington, California. Musical Selections: Poem No. 2 [from “Poems of 1917”] (1918) / Leo Ornstein -- Poems of 1917, Op. 41 [complete] (1918) / Leo Ornstein -- Berceuse / Leo Ornstein -- Reflets dans l’Eau [from “Images, Book I”) (1901...
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