Henry Cowell Musical Autobiography :

Title
Henry Cowell Musical Autobiography : radio broadcast / music and commentary by Henry Cowell.
Author
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965,
Publication
1961.
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Description
3 streaming audio files (approximately 100 min.) : digital, mono.
Genre/Form
Classical music radio programs.
Note
  • Title from original audiodisc box label; date from the Internet sources; credits from audition.
  • Streaming files transferred from original audiotapes.
Access (note)
  • Access to original items restricted. Patrons can access streaming audio only on site at the NYPL Research Libraries.
Contents
  • Part 1: Opening announcement -- Commentary -- Tides of Manaunaun (Cowell) -- Commentary -- Advertisement (Cowell) -- Commentary -- Aeolian harp (Cowell) -- Commentary -- Banshee (Cowell) -- Commentary -- Fabric (Cowell) -- Commentary -- Tiger (Cowell) -- Commentary.
  • Part 2: Ostinato pianissimo (Manhattan Percussion Ensemble ; Price) -- Commentary -- Set of five (A. and M. Ajemian; Bailey) -- Commentary -- Symphony no. 4 (beginning) (Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra ; Hanson).
  • Part 3: Symphony no. 4 (conclusion) -- Commentary -- Symphony no. 7 (Vienna Symphony Orchestra ; Strickland) -- Closing announcement.
Call Number
*LT-7 3712-3714
OCLC
936071190
Author
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965, composer.
Title
Henry Cowell Musical Autobiography : radio broadcast / music and commentary by Henry Cowell.
Production
1961.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Playing Time
002810 003458 003704
Type of Content
performed music
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Event
Broadcast on WBAI radio in New York 1961 April 6.
Performer
Henry Cowell, pianist and commentator ; Anahid Ajemian, violin ; Maro Ajemian, piano ; Elden Bailey, percussion ; Manhattan Percussion Ensemble ; Eastman Rochester Orchestra ; Vienna Symphony Orchestra ; Paul Price ; Howard Hanson, William Strickland, conductors.
Summary
Henry Cowell talks about his life and the progression of his career from playing the violin to playing the piano and composing works in various genres. Commentaries that precede every piece of music that is played from recordings in order to illustrate the narration provide the background and the analysis of these compositions that evolve from short piano pieces to symphonies.
Access
Access to original items restricted. Patrons can access streaming audio only on site at the NYPL Research Libraries.
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Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965, commentator.
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965, performer.
Price, Paul, 1921-1986, conductor.
Ajemian, Anahid, performer.
Ajemian, Maro, performer.
Bailey, Elden C., performer.
Hanson, Howard, 1896-1981, conductor.
Strickland, William, conductor.
Container of (work): Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Irish legends. Tides of Manaunaun.
Container of (work): Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Advertisement.
Container of (work): Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Aeolian harp.
Container of (work): Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Banshee.
Container of (work): Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Fabric.
Container of (work): Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Tiger.
Container of (work): Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Ostinato pianissimo.
Container of (work): Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Set of five.
Container of (work): Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Symphonies, no. 4.
Container of (work): Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965. Symphonies, no. 7.
WBAI Radio (New York, N.Y.)
Manhattan Percussion Ensemble, performer.
Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra, performer.
Wiener Symphoniker, performer.
Research Call Number
*LT-7 3712-3714
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