Music in America : radio broadcast, 1983-06Additional title: Trouble in Tahiti. SelectionsAdditional title: Music in America (Radio program)
NamesBernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 (Composer)Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 (Commentator)Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 (Conductor)Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 (Interviewee)Wadsworth, Stephen (Commentator)Williams, Nancy, 1935- (Performer)Patrick, Julian, 1927-2009 (Performer)Foss, Lukas, 1922-2009 (Performer)Unrath, Jim (Host)Tizmoret ha-filharmonit ha-Yiśreʼelit (Performer)WFMT (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.) (Distributor)
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Dates / OriginDate Captured: 1983-06
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC-A 1592
TopicsBernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 -- InterviewsWadsworth, Stephen -- InterviewsComposers -- United StatesOperas -- ExcerptsSymphonies -- ExcerptsBernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Age of anxiety. Epilogue
NotesSource note: Title and date from audition.Performers: Jim Unrath, host ; Nancy Williams (Dinah) and Julian Patrick (Sam) (Trouble in Tahiti) ; Lukas Foss, pianist with Israel Philharmonic (last mvmt from symphony Age of anxiety) ; Leonard Bernstein, commentator and conductor ; Stephen Wadsworth, commentator.Venue: Broadcast on WFMT radio Chicago 1983 June.Language: Sung in English.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 56 min.) : analog, stereo
DescriptionThis broadcast takes place 2 weeks prior to the premier of Bernstein's opera 'A quiet place" scheduled to be performed by the Houston Opera on June 17, 1983 (probably between June 2-4). It is a scrutiny of Bernstein as an opera composer of the 1 act work "Trouble in Tahiti" composed in 1952 and a 30-year later 3 act work that incorporates the former. Commentaries cover synopsis of both works as well as the psychology of the characters, the different type of music used by the composer, reasons that turned Bernstein away from writing musicals for Broadway and led him to the creation of the opera, and circumstances that steered him to explore this option. Excerpts of his music intermix with spoken texts.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 923018986NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20812408Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 04bda3a0-b923-0133-5fae-60f81dd2b63c
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