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Music No. Music written to be played to be heard. No. Music of our own today created by composers of our time to express and interpret the life of the mid 20th century. Music knowledge is produced and recorded by the broadcasting services of the University of Alabama under a grant from the National Educational Television and Radio Center in cooperation with the National Association of educational broadcasters. This is the second in a series of nine programs demonstrating the accomplishments of the American composer at mid-century. The music you are hearing in this series is the work of 16 composers resident in six southeastern states. It is music varied in style and content. Music Express evolves American culture of the present day. This series of programs proclaims the
fact that the American composer has found his voice running through all the works you will hear despite their variety a consistent character which can only be described as American. This music speaks probably of a culture that has come of age and which has established itself as a factor of increasing importance in the international music world. In this program you will hear two widely differing works. The first of these is the two pieces for woodwind sextet by Donna like a.. Mr. MICHAELIS is on the faculty of the University of Virginia he has studied with the eminent American composer Roger Sessions on with Mark knew the two pieces are marked Allegro un poco Allegro. The first is notable for its strong rhythmic drive with contrast of rich and affecting harmony. The second piece has a decidedly jocular character with much interesting by play between the instruments of the what went on Sambo. The mechanism work is a modern addition to the long history of woodwind music history
which includes the Super Bowl when music of Mozart among its finest examples the clean clear sonorities of the wood went on sambal have attracted a number of contemporary composers an interest which has resulted in a modern revival of composition for this medium. The two pieces are admirably conceived to offer both contrast and balance. Together they create an interesting and unusual to movement structure throughout you will be aware of the composer's remarkable understanding of and feeling for the wood when ensemble and his evident mastery of the peculiar problems inherent in writing for a group of strongly individualized instruments. The writing is idiotic. Exploiting the differing qualities of the instruments with skill and unflagging interest. My Kindness has met successfully the difficult challenge of what went on samba music maintaining a careful balance between the instruments while allowing each one to express its peculiar character with apparent freedom.
The result is a work of unique musical and technical interest. The scoring of the two pieces for woodwind sextet is for a standard would win quintet with an extra clarinet and the performance you are about to hear the Louisiana State University faculty would when quintet joins with Thomas Gautreaux clarinet. Let us hear now the two pieces for woodwind sextet by Donald like a..
You have just heard the two pieces like stood by don't like anise performing the work or the Louisiana State University faculty woodwind quintet and Tim flute Paul Dirks Meyer oboe Carl Anderson clarinet Richard Norman French horn and John Patterson but soon with Thomas GoPro clarinet. The concluding work on this program will be to move funds from the string quartet number one by Dr. Grossman is a native of Minnesota and has been a student in composition of James Alan Ferris and of the late American composer Arthur Sheppard is presently on the faculty of the University of Alabama. The two movements off his string quartet are Mark poco Adagio and Scott so they offer the strongest possible contrast of mood. The first of the two movements as a sustained and somber slow movement rising toward the close to a climax of power and intensity. The form of the movement is that of a
series of enter locking variations on several themes which are introduced separately but then combine the texture of the music as dense in contrapuntal of the instruments of the quartet creating a veritable tapestry of enter weaving melodic lines noteworthy is the high degree of independence with which the individual lines are developed. The resulting effect frequently approaches a kind of how to roughen a in which however a harmonic organization and tension are carefully and logically handled. The script so is a fiery and percussive Allegro recalling both in the rhythmic energy and the magic development the sketchy of Beethoven the form of this movement is the traditional three part structure of the classical sketch so the trio is a short quiet few gotto involving only the two violins and viola the cello is held in reserve and the tears and the return to the skirts of the movement ends with the pounding rhythms of the opening allowing no relief from the tensions that have been explicit in the music from the start. The go
some quartet is written in a freely developed version of the 12 tone system of the great Austrian M. Arnold Schoenberg. The technique employed by goes the 12 tone roll serves as a pool of melodic and harmonic selves out of which all the dramatic and most of the harmonic material is derived. The original row is designed to possess the contour of a strong melodic line and to offer the possibilities of tonal suggestion as the composer may require them. You will hear of the 12 tone roll of this quartet in its red pro-grade form played by the first violin on harmonized at the very beginning of the Poco Adagio. It appears at the opening of the scouts so in its original form and unison between all the instruments of the quartet from these melodic germs the music grows with unrelenting intellectual rigor and mounting emotional intensity. Let us hear now the Poco Adagio and
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Mack a.. With the playing of the ghost and quite dead we conclude the second in a series of programs designed to bring you a representative American music of the present day. All of the music on this series is the work of members of the Southeastern composers League an organization of composers of the southeastern states. For the past seven years the Southeastern composer's league has fostered and encouraged interest in American music throughout the southern United States. The work you are hearing all music now all were performed at the 10000 year old composers forum on the University of Alabama. The composers forum is a joint production of the University of Alabama and the Southeastern composers lead music knowledge as presented by the music department of the University of Alabama is serious as written by JF Bo's'n coordinated by David Cohen and produced by David Marx or their commentator has
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Music now
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University of Alabama
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A series focused on American composers of the mid-Twentieth century.
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Executive Producer: Cohen, David
Producer: Marxer, David
Producing Organization: University of Alabama
Speaker: Allday, Jim
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