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Classical Notes: August 30, 2011 Archive

Roll Credits: 08/29/2011

Posted at 1:18 PM on August 30, 2011 by ClassicalMPR
Filed under: Programs, Roll Credits

Alan Silvestri - Forrest Gump
Original Soundtrack
Epic 66430

Lalo Shifrin - Main Title and Tar Sequence from Cool Hand Luke
Original Sountrack
Aleph 022

Don Ray/Hughie Prince - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
The Osborne Sisters
Telarc 80366

Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II - The Last Time I Saw Paris
The Four Freshmen
Capitol 98475

John Barry - Suite from The Lion in Winter
David Temple, conductor
The City of Prague Philharmonic
Silva 6015

Cole Porter - Friendship from Dubarry Was a Lady
Ethel Merman, vocal
Bert Lahr, vocal
ProArte 473

Leonard Rosenman - East of Eden Main Title
Skitch Henderson, conductor
New York Pops
Angel 54499

Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II - Sure Thing/Long Ago and Far Away
Sylvia McNair, soprano
Andre Previn, piano
David Finck, double-bass
Philips 442 129

John Williams - Seven Years in Tibet
John Williams, conductor
Studio Orchestra
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 51333

Frank Churchill/Ned Washington - Baby Mine from Dumbo
Wally Harper, conductor
Studio Orchestra
Barbara Cook, vocal
MCA 6244

Music for 2x4s

Posted at 3:54 PM on August 30, 2011 by Daniel Gilliam

Composer Michael Gordon explores the various timbres of a set of 2x4s in, wait for it... Timber, which was co-commissioned by the Dutch dance company, Club Guy and Roni, Slagwerk den Haag, Mantra Percussion, with generous support from the Nief-Norf project. Gordon talks about composing the piece here.

When I heard of the piece, I was a little skeptical. How interesting could a few pieces of wood really be? Now that I've heard part of it, I find the textures intriguing. What do you think?

On the Air This Week

Posted at 4:05 PM on August 30, 2011 by Rex Levang
Filed under: On the air

Highlights from Aug. 30 to Sep. 6

Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Pacifica Quartet, appearing at Music in the Parks
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Sönic Böhm
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast:From the BBC Proms, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Monday, 8 pm: Roll Credits: Finales