American Masters, Part II

February 4, 2013, 7:00 pm

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The second in a multi-week series celebrating American composers who began working in the first half of the 20th century.

Playlist

Episode 1

Charles T. Griffes: Poem For Flute & Orchestra
Buffalo Philharmonic/Falletta; Carol Wincenc, fl.
Naxos 8.559164
10:05

Griffes: The White Peacock
Buffalo Philharmonic/Falletta
Naxos 8.559164
5:45

Griffes: “Meeres Stille”
Thomas Hampson, bar.; Armen Guzelimian, p.
Teldec 72168
2:03

Wallingford Riegger: Dance Rhythms, Op. 58a
Eastman Rochester Philharmonic/Hanson
CRI 572
7:32

Riegger: Wind Quintet
Dunkel, fl.; Taylor, ob.; Blackwell, cl.; Morelli, bsn.; Rose, hn.
New World 80285
6:46

William Grant Still: Suite for Violin and Piano
I. African Dancer
II. Mother and Child
III. Gamin

Clifford Panton, v. Jason Alfred, p.
Centaur Records 2750
14:50

Still: Summerland fr. Three Visions (excerpt)
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, v.; Craig Ketter, p.
MSR 1278
1:39

Episode 2

George Antheil: A Jazz Symphony
Ensemble Modern
RCA 68066
6:35

William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony, II & III
Cincinnati Philharmonia/Jindong Cai
Centaur 2331
8:27

Ernst Bacon: Remembering Ansel Adams
Warsaw Philharmonic/Swoboda; Richard Stoltzman, cl.
CRI 779
14:31

Harry Partch: Study on Olympos’ Pentatonic fr. Two Studies
on Ancient Greek Scales

John Schneider, guitar; Amy Shulman, harp
Bridge 9041
1:14

Partch: 8 Hitchhiker Inscriptions from a Highway Railing at
Barstow, California
II. Gentlemen
III. Considered Pretty
IV. A Very Good Idea

John Schneider, baritone & adapted guitar
Bridge 9041
2:27

Partch: Ulysses At The Edge Of The World
Gate 5 Ensemble
New World 80621
6:41

Louise Talma: Quiet Time, A Heavy Load & Jumping High fr.
Soundshots

Sahan Arzruni, p.
New World 80590
3:22

Partch: Study on Archytas’ Enharmonic fr. Two Studies
on Ancient Greek Scales

John Schneider, guitar; Amy Shulman, harp
Bridge 9041
2:16

Episode 3

Marc Blitzstein: Concerto For Piano & Orchestra, I
Brooklyn Philharmonic/Foss; Barrett, p.
CRI 750
10:50

Blitzstein: “The Purest Kind of Guy” (Joe’s Birthday Song)
from the opera No For An Answer

Paul Robeson, b.
Sony 63223
3:25

Miriam Gideon: Eclogue for Flute and Piano
I. Lively and singing

Patricia Spencer, fl.; David Oei, p.
New World 80393
2:35

Gideon: “She Weeps Over Rahoon”
William Sharp, bar.; Walter Hilse, p.
New World 80393
1:45

Elliott Carter: Elegy
Arditti Quartet
Montaigne 782010
3:51

Gian Carlo Menotti: “Monica’s Waltz” fr. The Medium
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Levine; Fleming, sop.
London 460579
5:42

Menotti: Violin Concerto, II
Pacific Symphony Orchestra/Clark; Ricci, v.
Reference Recordings 45
7:38

Barber/Menotti: “Must the Winter Come so Soon?” fr. Vanessa
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Slatkin; Graham, ms.
Chandos 5032
2:34

Menotti: Sebastian (excerpts)
I. Introduction
V. Sebastian’s Dance
II. Barcarolle

Spoleto Festival Orchestra/Hickox
Chandos 9900
8:38

Menotti: Violin Concerto, I (excerpt)
Pacific Symphony Orchestra/Clark; Ricci, v.
Reference Recordings 45
1:31

Episode 4

Irving Fine: Quartet for Strings: Adagio non troppo
Lydian String Quartet
Nonesuch 79175
3:18

Fine: Childhood Fables for Grownups
3. Lenny The Leopard, Dedicated to Leonard Bernstein
4. The Frog And The Snake, Dedicated to Lukas Foss

Susan Davenny Wyner, soprano; Yehudi Wyner, piano
CRI 574
3:48

Fine: Partita
I. Allegro Moderato
II. Poco Vivace
III. Adagio

Boehm Quintet
Premier 1006
6:17

Norman Dello Joio: Meditations on Ecclesiastes
I. Largo
II. Theme, Adagio con sentimento (…a time to be born…)

Philharmonia Orchestra/Amos
Kleos 5119
6:03

Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 66, Hymn To Glacier Peak
I. Andante Maestoso

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Schwarz
Telarc 80604
9:10

Elie Siegmeister: Ten Minutes for Four Players
I. Moderately Tranquil

Boehm Quintette
Premier 1006
4:43

Kent Kennan: Night Soliloquy For Flute, Strings & Piano
Czech National Symphony Orchestra/Freeman; Stolper, fl.
Cedille 90000046
3:59

Alwin Nikolais: Tribe: Dance 2
Nikolais, Moog synthesizer
CRI 651
2:59

John Cage: Dream
John Schneider, guitar; Amy Shulman, harp
Bridge 9041
6:46

Episode 5

David Diamond: The Enormous Room (Fantasia For Orchestra)
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Schwarz
Naxos 8.559157
15:31

Diamond: Allegro Vivo from Symphony #3
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Schwarz
Naxos 8.559155
5:58

Diamond: Elegy In Memory Of Maurice Ravel
Orchestra of St. Luke’s/John Adams
Nonesuch 79249
6:20

Diamond: Partita for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
II. Adagio espressivo

Michael Henoch, ob.; Bruce Grainger, bsn. &
Deborah Sobol, p. (Chicago Chamber Musicians)
Cedille 23
3:23

Diamond: Prelude In C Sharp Minor & Prelude In C Major
William Black, p.
New World Records 80508
2:39

Diamond: Overture, Balcony Scene, Romeo & Friar Laurence,
Juliet & her Nurse fr. Romeo and Juliet

New York Chamber Orchestra/Schwarz
Delos 3103
14:04

Diamond: Fugue in E minor (excerpt)
William Black, p.
New World Records 80508
1:05