Music now; Johan Franco and Roy Henry Johnson
Music No. Music written to be played no to be heard no. 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 on the right grant from the National Educational Television and Radio Center and cooperation with the National Association of educational broadcasters. This is the fifth 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 and six southeastern states. It is music varied in style and content. Music expressive of American culture of the present day. As in all countries both past and present and so in our music today our composers seek an expression of their time and their
environment. And their music exists a mirror of our culture and aspirations. A record of our cultural achievements and a promise for the future. This program will be devoted to two works one an ensemble and the other a solo work. The first of these is the conical for woodwind quintet by Johann Franco Mr. Franco now living in Virginia. I was born in Holland and was a student in composition of the late famed Dutch composer vellum Piper. His works have enjoyed extensive performances both in the United States and abroad and he has several recent recordings to his credit like the tickle as a short terms work demonstrating Franco's economy and gift for the pointed phrase. It is in one movement although the prevailing tone of the cow nickel is lyric. There are definite acid overtones which give to the music an occasionally sardonic even such terrible character. The work is admirable for its exploitation within a four minute time span of the musical
and coloristic possibilities of the woodwind quintet. It is a miniature masterpiece or one of the introduction to Franco's musical personality. We will hear now the KA tickle for woodwind quintet by Johann Franco. The work is performed by the Louisiana State University faculty woodwind quintet. You have heard the kind of go for woodwind quintet by Johan from CO.
The music was by the Louisiana State University faculty woodwind quintet every 10 flute Paul Dirks Vire oboe choral Anderson clarinet Richard Norman French horn and John Patterson by soon. The remaining work on this program is the Piano Sonata by Roy Henry Johnson. Mr. Johnson has studied at the Eastman School of Music with Wayne Barlow Bernard Rodgers and Louis Minnie and is now a graduate student in composition at Florida State University studying with John Botha and stood on the money day Johnson Piano Sonata is in three movements marked motor auto Allegro molto adagio a simply Che and I like girl moto. It is a work of a bold gesture and powerful rhythmic drive and the first and last movements especially it becomes apparent that the strong yet elastic rhythms of the. Music provided the multi choice which generates a high degree of excitement
and both movements the music rises to the heights of drama and eloquence. The slow movement place between the outer movements is in sharp contrast. It is a simple and moving song recalling at times the character of a folk song. This Sonata demands the utmost and keyboard work your boss of the it calls forth from the performer a sustained effort at a high level over long stretches. And this work Johnson has explored to the last degree the resources of the modern piano the keyboard writing is thoroughly contemporary and style combining as it does the lyric and dramatic qualities of the instrument. It treats the piano as essentially a percussion instrument while not forgetting that the instrument is also capable of sustained and affecting lyricism. We will hear non The Piano Sonata by Roy Henry Johnson performing the work as Barbara Agee Johnson and pianist.
They concluding work on this program has been the piano sonata by Roy Henry
Johnson. It was performed by a pianist Barbara Agee Johnson heard earlier was the counter girl for woodwind quintet by Johann Franco. This has been the fifth 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 up numbers of the Southeastern composers lead an organization of composers of the southeastern United States. For the past seven years these southeastern composers league has fostered and encouraged interest in American music throughout the southern United States. The work you are hearing on music now are performed at the 10th Annual composers forum of the University of Alabama. The composers forum is a joint production of the University of Alabama and the Southeastern composers lead music now always presented by the music department of the University of Alabama. This series is written by JF goes on coordinated by David Cohen and produced by David Marks your commentator has been
jam all day. Music now was produced and recorded by the broadcasting services of the University of Alabama under a grant from the National Educational Television and Radio Center and is being distributed by the National Association of educational broadcasters. This is the end E.B. Radio Network. A.
- Music now
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- University of Alabama
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- University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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- Episode Description
- The fifth episode of this series focuses on the music of Johan Franco and Roy Henry Johnson
- Series Description
- A series focused on American composers of the mid-Twentieth century.
- American culture
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Composer: Franco, Johan, 1908-1988
Executive Producer: Cohen, David
Producer: Marxer, David
Producing Organization: University of Alabama
Speaker: Allday, Jim
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 5475 (University of Maryland)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
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