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Music. Now. We are in the music Britain and I want to be played Nala to be heard not music of our own day created by composers of our time to express and interpret the life of the mid 20th century. Music now 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 first in a series of nine programmes demonstrating the accomplishments of the American composer at mid-century. The music you will hear on this series is the work of 16 composers resident and six southeastern states. This first program will be devoted to two works. The first is the Concerto for Two Pianos brass and percussion by John both of. Dr. Botha is professor of theory and composition at
Florida State University. He has served as assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra under George Ansel and is an accomplished pianist. The concerto demonstrates both his understanding of the piano and his ability to create a powerful strongly integrated musical structure and one movement. The work opens with a sustained introduction in the pianos quickly rising to a fierce climax through the addition of brass and percussion a vigorous almost raucous Allegro ensues with brilliant juxtapositions of the various instrumental combinations. The slow introduction returns briefly but gives way again to the Allegro. Now charged with truly demonic energy the concerto concludes on a note of frenzy. A duel between these solo instruments and the ensemble the performance of Botha's Concerto for Two Pianos brass and percussion is by the Florida State University brass ensemble with William Kramer conducting piano star John Botha and Roy Johnson.
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You have just heard the Concerto for Two Pianos brass and percussion by John both soloist were John Botha and Roy Johnson with the Florida State University brass ensemble conducted by William Kramer. Turning now to a completely different work we'll hear the duel for cello and piano by Howard Booker on native of New York. Mr. Booker is now on the music faculty of the Hampton Institute in Virginia. His is a highly original style stemming somewhat from the late Austrian master on Tom Von Weber's And then this of texture clarity and great rhythmic ingenuity Mark rockers music and two movements. The duo opens with a quiet a studied Largo which moves into a section marked diskette son duo introducing some of the rhythmical pyrotechnics so frequent and bookers work the second and final movement as a sturdy Allegro con Breo calling forth from the performers the utmost and ensemble but you also see the duo ends abruptly almost cryptically though on another of optimism.
Let us hear now they duel for cello and piano by Howard Booker. The performers are Martha McCrory cello and Charlotte had piano.
The work you have just heard was the duel for cello and piano by Howard Booker and was performed by Martha McCrory cello and Charlotte hedgie piano. Earlier on the program you heard the Concerto for Two Pianos brass and percussion by John Botha with the broker duo we conclude the first in a series of nine programs designed to bring you a representative of American music of the present day. All of the music on this series is the work of members of the southeast and composers League an organization of composers of the southeastern states for the past seven years. The Southeastern composers Lee has fostered and encouraged interest in American music throughout the southern United States. The work you are hearing on music now were performed on the 10th Annual composers forum of the University of Alabama. The composers forum is a joint production of the universe. City of Alabama and the Southeastern composers lead music Gnawa as presented by the music department of the University of Alabama.
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Series
Music now
Episode Number
1
Producing Organization
University of Alabama
Contributing Organization
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/500-3x83p297
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Description
Series Description
A series focused on American composers of the mid-Twentieth century.
Topics
Music
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:29:29
Credits
Executive Producer: Cohen, David
Producer: Marxer, David
Producing Organization: University of Alabama
Speaker: Allday, Jim
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 5471 (University of Maryland)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 01:00:00?
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Citations
Chicago: “Music now; 1,” University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed February 7, 2023, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-3x83p297.
MLA: “Music now; 1.” University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. February 7, 2023. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-3x83p297>.
APA: Music now; 1. Boston, MA: University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-3x83p297