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Title
Henry Cowell Musical Autobiography : radio broadcast
Names
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)
WBAI Radio (New York, N.Y.) (Radio producer)
Manhattan Percussion Ensemble (Performer)
Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra (Performer)
Wiener Symphoniker (Performer)
Collection

Henry Cowell collection of noncommercial recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Captured: 1961-04-06
Table of 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.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7 3712-3714
Topics
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965
Piano music
Percussion ensembles
Suites (Piano, percussion, violin)
Symphonies
Composers -- United States -- 20th century
Musical analysis
Music appreciation
Music -- 20th century
Genres
Live sound recordings
Music
Radio programs
Notes
Statement of responsibility: music and commentary by Henry Cowell.
Source note: Title from original audiodisc box label; date from the Internet sources; credits from audition.
Performers: 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.
Venue: Broadcast on WBAI radio in New York 1961 April 6.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 3 audiotape reels (approximately 100 min.): analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1 track mono, acetate ; 7 in.
Description
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.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 936071190
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20881216
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 88a809b0-b958-0133-26bd-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Creator Born
  • 1961: Captured
  • 1965: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Henry Cowell Musical Autobiography : radio broadcast