A Survey of American Iconoclasts

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

America's most robust export is its art and culture. But as with many things that become customary, our ubiquitous expressions seem less vibrant and prophetic here at home.

This week, host Terrance McKnight share music by Florence Price, an early 20th century composer whose musical vocabulary evolved into a a harmonic and rhythmic synthesis of American life. Plus, works by American originals like Ives, Rzewski, Harrison and others.

 

Playlist:

They Are There

Charles Ives

Charles Ives, piano

CRI

 

North American Ballads: Down By The Riverside

Frederic Rzewski

Frederic Rzewski, piano

Cantaloupe

 

Elegy (In Memory of Horatio Parker)

George W. Chadwick

Brno State Philharmonic

Jose Serebrier

Reference

 

Romance

Alexander Scriabin

Steven Isserlis, cello

Thomas Ades, piano

RCA

 

Creation du Monde

Darius Milhaud

Turtle Island String Quartet

Ying Quartet

Telarc

 

Harlem Symphony: April in Harlem

James P. Johnson

Concordia Orchestra

Marin Alsop, conductor

Music Masters

 

Suite for Symphonic Strings

Lou Harrison

American Composers Orchestra

Dennis Rusell Davies, conductor

Argo

 

Dances in the Canebrakes

Florence Price

William Chapman Nyaho, piano

MSR

 

 

The Chairman Dances

John Adams

City of Birmingham Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

 

Six Hungarian Dances

Johannes Brahms

Orchestre symphonique de Quebec

Yoav Talmi, conductor

Analekta

 

Zakir

John McLaughlin

Hariprasad Chaurasia, flute

Jan Gabarek, saxophone

John McLaughlin, guitar

Zakir Hussein, tabla, percussion

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Comments [2]

VICTOR JUHASZ

Wrong. I found on another website that there was some overdubbing by Kronos over the original recording done by Ives. My bad.

Jan. 13 2013 12:13 AM
VICTOR JUHASZ

That Charles Ives piece is from the Kronos Quartet's "Black Angels" CD. I don't remember any credit in the liner notes to that actually being Ives playing or singing.

Jan. 12 2013 10:07 PM

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