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1. radiOM.org - A Concert by the Oakland Youth Chamber Orchestra, March 27, 1966 [6.592% Popularity: 0.00000]
A Concert by the Oakland Youth Chamber Orchestra, March 27, 1966 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 82 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA The Oakland Youth Chamber Orchestra in a concert recorded on March 27, 1966. The orchestra was composed of San Francisco Easy Bay High School students, and was conducted by Robert Hughes. The Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra built for itself a rather impressive reputation during the 1960s, and served as a launching pad for the careers of a number of professional concert musicians, including several heard here. This concert included a selection of classical and contemporary compositions by Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Mozart, Aaron Copland, Lou Harrison, and Alberto Ginastera, and provided plenty of opportunities to showcase the talent and versatility of this group of young musicians. Part 1 of 4: Musical Selections: Overture to Ruy Blas, Op. 95, for orchestra (1839) (8:13) / Felix Mendelssohn -- Per Questa Bella Mano, K. 612, for voice and orchestra (1791) (...
2. radiOM.org - Ode To Gravity The Music of Steve Reich, 1980 [5.063% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: The Music of Steve Reich, 1980 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 111 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Steve Reich in May of 1980. The interview begins with Reich giving a brief description of his childhood experiences as a piano student and member of a school band. He then plays two recordings of his “Music for a Large Ensemble”, highlighting the ways in which he revises a piece based on his ability to rehearse it, explaining that he always prefers to work with his own ensemble, perfecting a piece, before allowing it to be played by others. Reich then continues to focus on the ability for each performer to bring their own expression to Reich’s compositions, by playing two versions of his “Violin Phase” played at different tempos. In the second half of the program, Reich touches upon his renewed interest in Orthodox Judaism, including the chanting of Hebrew scripture, and how these studies have influenced his works such a...
3. radiOM.org - A Day at Creed’s: An Original Comic Opera [4.742% Popularity: 0.00000]
A Day at Creed’s: An Original Comic Opera Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 70 min Event Type: Music Additional Media Files (click to view) From a series of old 78 rpm discs, this is a recording of “A Day at Creed’s” a comic opera by James Cahill (libretto) and Gordon Cyr (music). The work, and its origins, are described in an essay by Cahill, from which is taken the following excerpts: A close friend during my late high school and early U.C. Berkeley years was the composer Gordon Cyr, who later taught at Tyson State U. in Baltimore and died recently. We came together with other music lovers often to play records (exciting then, when not everything was available) and talk about music. The two of us, from high school on, made grand plans for musicals and operas, using my literary talents for the libretti and Gordon's compositional gifts for the music. By 1949, when I was back from the Army and working toward a B.A. in Oriental Languages at Berkeley, also producing a weekly rare-record program on Radi...
4. radiOM.org - Ode To Gravity Composer William Hibbard [1.039% Popularity: 0.00000]
Ode To Gravity: Composer William Hibbard Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 137 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA Charles Amirkhanian interviews William Hibbard, Music Director of the Center of New Music at the University of Iowa, who was spending his summer in the Bay Area. A number of his pieces are played and the composer describes his affection for 12 tone music. Later in the program, Charles plays a number of works by composers also teaching at the University of Iowa. Part 1 of 2: Musical Selections: Menage (1974) -- Bass Trombone, Bass Clarinet, Harp (1973) -- Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (1977) -- Round One ... and Another One (April 2, 1978) Performers: Susan Mattson, soprano (Menage) Joseph Kozera, trumpet (Menage) William Hibbard, violin (Menage) Jon English, bass trombone (Bass) Charles West, bass clarinet (Bass) Motter Forman, harp (Bass) University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Concerto) James Dixon, conductor (Concerto) William Hibbard, viola (Concerto) Steven S...
5. radiOM.org - The Chamber Music of Richard Maxfield [0.926% Popularity: 0.00000]
The Chamber Music of Richard Maxfield Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 24 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA A selection of early, mostly chamber music works by the American composer, Richard Maxfield. Although perhaps known best for his pioneering work in the realm of electronic music, Maxfield was first an award winning composer of 20th century classical music, who studied with Roger Sessions and Milton Babbitt. The first work heard in this program is the finale of his “Piano Sonata No. 2” which was dedicated to Roger Sessions. Also included are an excerpt of his 1951 “Symphony” for string orchestra, a string quartet, and “Composition” for violin and piano, as well as “Structures” which is scored for ten wind instruments. Maxfield, who studied at U. C. Berkeley, performed concerts widely, and taught at the New School in New York City and then at the San Francisco State University in the late 1960s, tragically committed suicide in 1969 by throwing himself out a Los Angeles hotel window. Mu...
6. radiOM.org - Source Sound Show, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City, October 1969 - January 1970 [0.633% Popularity: 0.00000]
Source: Sound Show, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City, October 1969 - January 1970 Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 49 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA In this edition of Source, produced by the editorial staff of “Source Magazine”, a biannual publication devoted to avant-garde composers’ scores, articles and photographs, the focus is on a show of Sound Art held at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York City from October 1969 to January 1970. There is a brief description of the history of sound sculpture and then recordings of many of the works featured at the show. Artists highlighted include Jon Hassell, Robert Ashley, Harold Budd, John Dinwiddie, and many many more. Musical Selections: [Sound Show at Museum of Contemporary Crafts] -- Elemental Warnings / Jon Hassell -- Fountain No. 1, 1969 / Ernst Lurker(sp?) -- Untitled, 1967 / Homer Matthews -- Untitled, 1969 / Eric Orr -- Draped Buffalo Series (1969) / James Ranikien (sp?) -- Sine to the second power turn tones (19...
7. radiOM.org - Morning Concert A Program of Dutch Music [0.358% Popularity: 0.00000]
Morning Concert: A Program of Dutch Music Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 127 min Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA Han Reiziger, Music Director of VPRO Radio, in the Netherlands, presents a selection of mostly 20th century classical music, by a variety of Dutch composers. One of the jurors for the 1973 Grad Prix du Disque, Reiziger produced a number of shows for KPFA as part of a cultural exchange program with VPRO, including this program recorded on November 11, 1974. In this show he plays a number of musical selections by Dutch composers, that were largely unknown and unavailable in the United States at that time. Featured composers include Otto Ketting, Rudolf Perdeck, Wouter Paap, Will Eisma, Willem Frederik Bon, and Tristan Keuris. Interspersed with these works of contemporary classical and avant-garde music are several selections of organ and harpsichord music from the late 16th and early 17th century by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, as well as short snippets of Ton de Leeuw’s “Spatial Mu...
8. radiOM.org - Open Evening Beethoven's 200th Birthday: The Avant-Garde Celebrates Beethoven? [0.309% Popularity: 0.00000]
Open Evening: Beethoven's 200th Birthday: The Avant-Garde Celebrates Beethoven? Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 184 min Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA A somewhat irreverent, bicentennial birthday celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven with Charles Amirkhanian, pianist Julian White, and guests. After a rousing start with Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven.” the “Overture to ‘Fidelio’” is heard, followed by a reading by George Cleve on the subject of Beethoven’s life and death. Amirkhanian then plays a number of the Maestro’s lighter works, including his “Trio in G Major” for three flutes, and the “Five Variations on ‘Rule Britannia.” Charles is then joined by White who reads from a number of biographical sketches written by Beethoven’s contemporaries as well as some entries from the composer’s diary. This is followed by a discussion of Beethoven’s declining health with two purported medical experts, Drs. Gestalt and Schmutzig. Their credentials and command of medical terminology ...
9. radiOM.org - Other Minds Festival OM 19: Panel Discussion and Concert 2 (Mar. 1, 2014) [0.054% Popularity: 0.00000]
Other Minds Festival: OM 19: Panel Discussion and Concert 2 (Mar. 1, 2014) Listen Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 159 min Event Type: Lecture and Panel Discussion Program Origin: Other Minds The second, concluding, concert of the 19th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 19) was held on March 1, 2014 in the newly inaugurated SFJazz Center in San Francisco. The evening’s program included a mix of electronic, jazz, and piano music with a little bit of African parrots added for spice. The program begins with Charles Celeste Hutchins, a young, California-born, but now London based, composer and computer programer, who performs a computer music piece that relies on the composer drawing cloud shapes and then assigning sonic forms to them. John Schott then performs three recent compositions with his jazz group, The Actual Trio. Violinist and composer Wendy Reid then delights with a wonderfully inventive work that features what might have been the star performer of the night, Lulu, an African Grey Parrot and he...
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