Prelude to Perkinson

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Saturday, February 08, 2014

Host Terrance McKnight returns this week with music and findings about the New York composer and conductor Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. Perkinson was born in 1932 and attended the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan. He taught at the Children'’s Professional School, at Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University and Brooklyn College, where he also conducted its orchestra. He died in Chicago in 2004 but not before writing orchestral scores, music for film, jazz arrangements and

McKnight shares his earliest memories of Perkinson’'s work and invites listeners to submit their memories or affiliations with this important American musician. Later this year, one-hour radio documentary on Coleridge Taylor Perkinson will air on WQXR, the product of the past several weeks of research (and more). McKnight thanks Marika Hughes and Lauren Rico for their wonderful substitute work during this time.

Playlist

Beyond Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Gabriela Montero, piano

Angel/EMI

 

All Night Vigil Op. 37: Blessed is the man

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Paul Hillier

Harmonia Mundi

 

Blessed is he that fears the Lord

William Byrd

Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

Bill Ives, director

Stefan Roberts, treble

Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor

Harmonia Mundi

 

Wanderings: Gift of Life

Derek Bermel

Tara Helen O’Connor, flute

Bob Ingliss, oboe

Derek Bermel, clarinet

Theo Primi, horn

Frank Morelli, bassoon

CRI

 

Blessed

Wycliffe Gordon

Nagel Heyer

 

Jazz Suite No. 1

Dimitri Shostakovich

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Mariss Jansons, conductor

Angel/EMI

 

Lucky to Be Me

Leonard Bernstein, B Cohen, A Green

Hazel Scott, piano

Decca

 

 

 

 

Seven Fantasies, Op. 118

Johannes Brahms

Misha Dichter

Music Masters

 

A Hymn for the Lost and the Lving

Eric Ewazen

James C. Lebens, trombone

Eric Ewazen, piano

Albany

 

Frauen und Leben, Op. 42

Robert Schumann

Marian Anderson, contralto

Franz Rupp, piano

RCA

 

Breath of a Rose

William Grant Still

Stan Strickland, saxophone

Vivian Taylor, piano

Cambria

 

Piano Sonata, Op. 14, No. 1 in E Major

Ludwig van Beethoven

Robert Taub

Vox

Comments [1]

Jean Aniebona from New York City

Thank you Terrance for the beautiful selection of Music tonight (Tuesday). Also, thank you for your presentations of Black artists during this Black History Month. I hope we hear more of these artists on the programs of all hosts.
You are a ray of light in the world of classical music.
Thank you.

Feb. 18 2014 11:16 PM

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