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Program 654: Betty Freeman at 100, Commissions and Dedications

KALW Broadcast Date: June 4, 2021 | Host: Randall Wong

On this Music from Other Minds, Randall Wong honors the 100th Birthday of Betty Freeman (June 2, 1921-January 3, 2009) by playing works dedicated to and commissioned by the famous art philanthropist. Tune in to hear pieces by Lou Harrison, John Cage, Conlon Nancarrow, Harry Partch, and more.

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Title: Serenade for Betty Freeman and Franco Assetto
Composer: Lou Harrison 
Performers: Gamelan Sekar Kembar, Lou Harrison
Recording Title: Lou Harrison, Chamber and Gamelan Works
Record Label: New World Records ‎
Catalog Number:  80643-2


Titles: Piano Concerto
Composer: Lou Harrison
Performers: Keith Jarrett, New Japan Philharmonic, Naoto Otomo, cond.
Recording Title: Works By Lou Harrison: Piano Concerto – Suite For Violin, Piano And Small Orchestra
Record Label: New World Records
Catalog Number:  NW 336-1


Titles: Study No. 42
Composer: Conlon Nancarrow
Performers: Conlon Nancarrow .
Recording Title: Conlon Nancarrow: Studies for Player Piano
Record Label: Other Minds ‎
Catalog Number: OM-1012-15-2


Titles: Piece No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Composer: Conlon Nancarrow
Performers: Ensemble Modern, Ingo Metzmacher. cond.
Recording Title: Conlon Nancarrow: Studies
Record Label: RCA Victor Red Seal
Catalog Number: 09026 61180 2


Title: Freeman Études Nos. 1-6
Composer: John Cage
Performers: Irvine Arditti, violin
Recording Title: Freeman Études, Books One and Two
Record Label: Mode Records
Catalog Number: mode 32


Title: The Dreamer That Remains
Composer: Harry Partch 
Performers:  Harry Partch Ensemble, Jack Logan cond.
Recording Title: The Harry Partch Collection, Vol 3
Record Label: New World Records
Catalog Number:  80623-2


Title: Baroque Variations
Composer: Lukas Foss 
Performers:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording Title: John Cage/Lukas Foss: Concerto for Prepared Piano & Orchestra/Baroque Variations
Record Label: Nonesuch (japan)
Catalog Number:  WPCS-5132

Toronto-based composer Linda Catlin Smith
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