Options A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker: Playlist from April 23, 2012 Options

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Options April 23, 2012: Early Minimalism ca. 1935: Colin McPhee, Carlos Chavez, Xenakis, Rochberg, Britten, Maw and Brown

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Colin McPhee  Tabuh-Tabuhan I. Ostinatos (1935!!!)   Options Harrison/Ung/McPhee  Argo  Peter Basquin & Christopher Oldfather - pianos. American Composers Orchestra, directed by Dennis Russell Davies  0:00:00 ()
Carlos Chavez  Sinfonia india (1935)   Options Latin American Fiesta  Sony  New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein  0:08:19 ()
          0:25:30 ()
Iannis Xenakis  Mists (1981)   Options Xenakis / Ravel  Neuma  Marc Ponthus. piano  0:26:08 ()
George Rochberg   Caprice Variations: 14 - Alla Guitarra (1970)   Options Caprice Variations    Peter Sheppard Skaerved - violin  0:38:15 ()
Benjamin Britten  String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 I. Andante sostenuto (1941)   Options Britten String Quartets  EMI Classics  Belcea Quartet  0:40:09 ()
Nicholas Maw  String Quartet No. 3, II. Larghetto pesante (1994)   Options Coull Quartet  Somm    0:48:37 ()
Earle Brown  Music for Violin, Cello and Piano (1952)   Options Selected Works 1952-1965  New World Records    0:52:36 ()

Listener comments!

  Mon. 4/23/12 8:04pm rr in sc:

great start as always
  Mon. 4/23/12 8:06pm G:

Them's some nice obstinacies
  Mon. 4/23/12 8:08pm ranjit:

waaay back in college, back when there was such a thing as a repertory movie theater, the UC Theater put together Koyaanisqatsi, a Colin McPhee documentary, and The Secret Life of Plants (with soundtrack by Stevie Wonder). I think that broke my brain permanently, and now here I am listening to A440!
  Mon. 4/23/12 8:10pm rr in sc:

ranjit, sounds cool. Just reminded me of the time I saw Koyaanisqatsi with a live orchestra somewhere in central NJ in the 90s
  Mon. 4/23/12 8:10pm W in NJ:

Who's performing?
  Mon. 4/23/12 8:13pm W in NJ:

  Mon. 4/23/12 8:13pm gpo:

good music for reading becomes more conventional than the previous show 2001-2009
  Mon. 4/23/12 8:14pm Tim:

Elvis was born in 1935, quite the year!
  Mon. 4/23/12 8:33pm ranjit:

Justin Timberlake and Paris Hilton were born in 1981.
  Mon. 4/23/12 8:34pm G:

It's a cultural harmonic convergence then!
  Mon. 4/23/12 8:34pm Joe Mulligan:

So rawsome that gamelan influenced minimalism in the 30s Love the freeform history lesson Bethany
  Mon. 4/23/12 8:36pm Skirkie:

I wouldn't have guessed '81. I don't know what I would have guessed, but not '81.
Avatar Mon. 4/23/12 8:41pm bethany:

Yep. That's how Xenakis ended that piece.
Avatar Mon. 4/23/12 8:41pm bethany:

He leaves ya wanting!!
  Mon. 4/23/12 8:46pm steve:

so brutal
Avatar Mon. 4/23/12 8:49pm j4ff:

So...I never listened to 'classical' music before Bethany's show, and I think I'm getting a pretty damn good introduction to things they wouldn't play in any other music appreciation course. So, thanks, I appreciate it.
Avatar Mon. 4/23/12 8:56pm andrew in dc:

same as you, J4. agreed.
  Mon. 4/23/12 8:59pm joe:

Thanks for a great show, Bethany!
  Mon. 4/23/12 9:01pm W in NJ:

Thanks again, Bethany! See you next week...
  Mon. 4/23/12 9:01pm tr::sh:

Thanks as well.
  Tue. 4/24/12 5:46pm 12539:

Thanks, Bethany, for an hour which was not so much missed as postponed, thanks to the archives.
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