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Title
Listening room program on WQXR radio, 1973-09-24
Additional title: Listening room (Radio program)
Names
Sherman, 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)
Collection

Margaret Carson audio-visual materials

Dates / Origin
Date Captured: 1973-09-24
Table of Contents
Part 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 locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1754
Topics
Tilson Thomas, Michael, 1944- -- Interviews
Conductors (Music) -- United States
Orchestral music
Sonatas (Violin and piano) -- Excerpts
Piano music (Pianos (2))
Operas -- Excerpts
Music -- Criticism and interpretation
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Images, orchestra. Gigues
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Sonatas, violin, piano. Allegro vivo
Cage, John. Dances, pianos (2). Selections
Silverman, Stanley. Elephant steps. Selections
Genres
Music
Radio programs
Interviews
Notes
Source 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 Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (108 min.) : analog, stereo
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 935945404
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20880747
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 63ed38e0-b957-0133-a1f9-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1973: Captured
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Listening room program on WQXR radio, 1973-09-24