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Program 604: It Starts With Strings

KALW Broadcast Date: June 12, 2020 | Host: Mark Abramson

I’m a huge fan of Terry Riley’s music, and I’ve played a lot of it on this program over the last couple years, with a focus on his electronic and tape work. Tonight we’ll resist the temptation to play more of his psychedelic tape stuff, and listen to something different, a work from 1980 for string quartet called Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector. The other music in this program was chosen to go with that piece. There are tracks from virtuoso string players Yo Yo Ma and L Shankar, one from Myra Melford‘s ensemble Snowy Egret, and a couple of others to fill out the program.

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Title: Partita For Cello Solo, Op. 31 – Allegretto (1954)
Composer: Ahmet Adnan Saygun
Performers: Yo Yo Ma, cello
Recording Title: A Playlist Without Borders (2013)
Record Label: Sony Music Masterworks
Catalog Number: 24425425


Titles: Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector (1980)
Composers: Terry Riley
Performers: Kronos Quartet
Recording Title: One Earth, One People, One Love (2015)
Record Label: Nonesuch
Catalog Number: 548925


Title: Ragam Tanam Pallavi (1980)
Composer: L Shankar
Performers: L Shankar, double-necked violin and tamboura; Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, mridangam; Zakir Hussain, tabla; V. Lakshminarayana, conductor
Recording Title: Who’s To Know (1980)
Record Label: ECM Records
Catalog Number: ECM 1195


Title: Jim On The Move (1967)
Composer: Lalo Schifrin
Performers: Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Recording Title: Press Color (1979)
Record Label: Ze Records/Light in the Attic
Catalog Number: LITA 134


Title: City of Illusion (2018)
Composer: Myra Melford
Performers: Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret
Recording Title: The Other Side of Air  (2018)
Record Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Catalog Number: FH12-04-01-029


Titles: The Philosopher’s Hand (1999)
Composers: Terry Riley
Performers: Terry Riley, piano
Recording Title: One Earth, One People, One Love (2015)
Record Label: Nonesuch
Catalog Number: 548925

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