Options A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker: Playlist from February 7, 2017 Options

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Options February 7, 2017: A440, Op. 4, No. 17: The Fast and the Ferocious: Barber, Ginastera, Ruth Crawfod Seeger, Prokofiev and others

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Samuel Barber  Concerto for Violin, Op. 14, III. Presto (1944)   Options Barber / Korngold  Deutsche Grammophon  Gil Shaham, violin with the London Sinfonietta directed by Andre Previn  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Alberto Ginastera  12 Preludios Americanos: Op. 12 (1944)   Options Complete Piano and Organ Music  Naxos  Fernando Viani, piano  0:03:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ruth Crawford Seeger  Piano Study in Mixed Accents - three performances (1930)   Options Best  Bis - X5 Music Group  Jenny Lin, piano Here's the score if you're curious! Sixteenth note tempo marking 400-500 beats per minute http://petruccilibrary.ca/linkhandler.php?path=/imglnks/caimg/4/4b/IMSLP397190-PMLP642817-Crawford_-_Study_in_Mixed_Accents.pdf  0:14:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Aaron Copland  Music for Movies: 5. Thrashing Machines   Options Aaron Copland Songbook  U-5  It's actually THRESHING Machines, but I think I'm going to keep it the way I typed it the first time!!! Elgar Howarth conducting the London Sinfonietta  0:16:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Krzystof Penderecki  Largo: Adagio for Cello and Orchestra (2003)   Options Works for Cellos and Orchestra  Naxos  Ivan Monighetti, cello with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Antoni Wit. Commissioned by Mstislav Rostropovich, who premiered it in Vienna in 2005  0:27:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Aaron Copland  Quiet City (1940)   Options American Classics: Aaron Copland  EMI Classics  New York Chamber Symphony  0:33:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
David Lang  Gravity for piano four hands (2005)   Options Zoforbit: A Space Odyssey  Sono Luminus  ZOFO duet: Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi  0:42:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sergei Prokofiev  Toccata In D Minor, Op. 11 (1912)   Options The Composer Plays  Nimbus Records  Prokofiev himself on piano, recorded 1935  0:49:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Claude Debussy  Sonata for Cello & Piano, L.135: 3. Finale (Anime)   Options The Complete Duo Recordings  Deutsche Grammophon  Mischa Miasky, cello and Martha Argerich, piano  0:53:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Olivier Messiaen  Theme and Variations for violin and piano (1932)   Options The Complete Duo Recordings  Deutsche Grammophon  Gidon Kremer, violin and Martha Argerich, piano  0:57:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 8:02pm Bethany Ryker:

Greetings all, I have a task for anyone interested....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm foofs:

We can't rescue 100 million of you, but we'll do what we can!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm redkayak:

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Parq:

Mayhap "frantic".
  8:14pm Listener Robert:

So they really compose with directions like that? What happened to good ol' allegrissimo?
Avatar 8:16pm Bethany Ryker:

Prestissimo! I posted a link to a PDF of the score, you can check that out, Robert!
  8:17pm Listener Robert:

This past Sun. AM, the guy on NewtRadio was playing a Bernstein concert-for-young-people in which he gave his opinion that what people meant by "classical" was better captured as "exact" composition. When did they get THAT exact?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm redkayak:

....like trying to follow a butterfly in flight across a meadow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm redkayak:

(the word for, lol....)
  8:18pm Wrecktum:

  8:18pm Bob Farquat:

  8:19pm Listener Robert:

Hmm...December 1930. Yeah, that was when Technocracy was new & popular, as I found out from following a link I think from a WFMU page recently.
Avatar 8:20pm JakeGould:

So what is the task again?
Avatar 8:20pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Bethany
  8:21pm Listener Robert:

No, wait, I think it was a link from a Looney Tune that referenced Technocracy.
  8:25pm Listener Robert:

Now your kid gets sued for sexual harassment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm redkayak:

Yes. Kids still celebrate Valentine's Day in grade school.....at least around here
Avatar 8:43pm Bethany Ryker:

Hi everyone who has just joined the program! Glad you are out there. If you want a throwback analog VALENTINE I got one for you. Send an email to me with your mailing address, and a custom WFMU actual paper message will reach you. bethany (at) wfmu (dot) org
Avatar 8:55pm JakeGould:

An actual paper message? You mean an… “Alternative Fax?” *bows* *bows* *dodges thrown tomatoes* *bows* *bows*
Avatar 8:56pm Bethany Ryker:

Actual Paper. Edges slightly yellowed. Actual stamps. Pen. Maybe even stickers. Can't do candy, unfortunately.
  8:57pm mahall:

It shouldn't be weird to me that I can hear recordings of Prokofiev himself playing his music, but it is...I mean, when I play Lt Kije Suite around Xmas I don't actually think of the guy going into recording studios. But obviously....
  8:58pm Just Tuned in:

Always Love the selections Bethany. I use your archives to increase my knowledge of orchestrated music. I am tired of the same old overplayed A sides. I look at times for a more eccentric fare.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, folks. Look what Ranjit has this year for Instrument A Day. www.moonmilk.com
Avatar 9:01pm coelacanth∅:

Thank you Bethany Have a great week!
  9:01pm Listening Out There:

Valentine's is cool!
  9:02pm Listener Robert:

Yay! Maybe I'll send you one, Ms, Ryker.
Avatar 9:05pm Bethany Ryker:

Please do, if you wish :)
Bethany/ A440
PO Box 2011
Jersey City, NJ 07303
  2:30am bunyan:

Thank you for the Debussy movement: I believe I've heard you playing this in the background a number of times and have been wanting to know what it is!
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