Listening room program on WQXR radio, 1973-09-24Additional title: Listening room (Radio program)
NamesSherman, Robert, 1932- (Host)Tilson Thomas, Michael, 1944- (Interviewee)Tilson Thomas, Michael, 1944- (Conductor)Tilson Thomas, Michael, 1944- (Performer)Thorstenberg, Laurence (Performer)Silverstein, Joseph, 1932-2015 (Performer)Grierson, Ralph, 1942- (Performer)Altman, Karen (Performer)Belling, Susan (Performer)Enstad, Luther (Performer)Gagnon, Roland (Performer)Marshall, Larry (Performer)Rix, Luther (Performer)Sokol, Marilyn, 1937- (Performer)Steele, Philip (Performer)Foreman, Richard, 1937- (Librettist)WQXR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) (Distributor)Boston Symphony Orchestra (Performer)
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Dates / OriginDate Captured: 1973-09-24
Table of ContentsPart 1 (47 min): Announcements -- Interview with Tilson Thomas about his current activity and interests -- Gigues from Images / by Debussy (Thorstenberg ; Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Tilson Thomas) -- Commentary on the live sound of instruments in halls vs. recordings -- Sonata for violin and piano, 1st mvmt / Debussy (Silverstein, Tilson Thomas) -- Commentary on Spectrum Series by Boston Symphony Orchestra -- Commentary on Dances by John Cage -- 1st dance from 3 Dances / by Cage (Tilson Thomas ; Grierson).Part 2 (47 min.): Commentary on Cage and his work "3 dances," pianist Grierson, the music of the Louis XIV's period, and the repertoire of Tilson Thomas's forthcoming concerts with The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra -- Libretto of and commentary on "Elephant steps" / by Tilson Thomas -- Elephant steps, part of Act 2 / music by Stanley Silverman, libretto by Richard Foreman-- Libretto of and commentary on "Elephant steps" / by Tilson Thomas -- Elephant steps, excerpt / music by Stanley Silverman, libretto by Richard Foreman -- Commentary on the interpretation of music by Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Schumann.Part 3 (2 min.): Closing commentary and announcements.
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC-A 1754
TopicsTilson Thomas, Michael, 1944- -- InterviewsConductors (Music) -- United StatesOrchestral musicSonatas (Violin and piano) -- ExcerptsPiano music (Pianos (2))Operas -- ExcerptsMusic -- Criticism and interpretationDebussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Images, orchestra. GiguesDebussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Sonatas, violin, piano. Allegro vivoCage, John. Dances, pianos (2). SelectionsSilverman, Stanley. Elephant steps. Selections
NotesSource note: Title and credits from audition; date from original cassette label.Content: 4th part (12 min.) of the recording is unrelated to the broadcast and contains an excerpt from a lecture on symphonic poems by an unidentified lecturer.Performers: Robert Sherman, host ; Michael Tilson Thomas, interviewee, pianist, vocalist, and conductor ; Laurence Thorstenberg, English horn ; Joseph Silverstein, violin ; Ralph Grierson, piano ; Boston Symphony Orchestra.Performers: Elephant steps: Karen Altman (scrubwoman), Susan Belling (Hannah), Luther Enstad (Max), Roland Gagnon (doctor), Larry Marshall (Otto), Luther Rix (rock singer), Marilyn Sokol (ragtime lady), Philip Steele (Hartman), Michael Tilson Thomas (archangel).Venue: Broadcast on WQXR radio New York 1973 August 23; Elephant steps recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio New York 1973 July 9-13.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 2 audiocassettes (108 min.) : analog, stereo
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 935945404NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20880747Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 63ed38e0-b957-0133-a1f9-3c07547a230f
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