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Program 663: New Folk Traditions

KALW Broadcast Date: August 8, 2021 | Host: Randall Wong

On this Music from Other Minds, New Folk Traditions: imaginative modern takes on traditional music, including works by Luciano Berio, Kareem Roustom, Piero Umiliani, Anne-Lise Berntsen, and Gáman. Listen to this program for Randall Wong’s selections of compositions that blend the boundaries between the contemporary and the old fashioned.

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Title: Folk Songs
Composer: Luciano Berio 
Performers: Cathy Berberian, mezzo-soprano; Julliard Ensemble; Luciano Berio, cond.
Recording Title: Recital for Cathy/Folk Songs
Record Label: BMG Classics /RCA Victor Gold Seal
Catalog Number: 09026 62540 2


Title: Embroidered Verses
Composer: Kareem Roustom
Performers: Al Bustan Takht Ensemble, Hannah Khoury, director; The Crossing, Donald Nally, cond.
Recording Title: Words Adorned
Record Label: Navona
Catalog Number: NV6356


Title: Goodnight & Farewell, Accvire, Ormurin langi, Brestiskvoe∂i.
Composer: Sunleif Rasmussen & traditional 
Performers: Gáman: Bolette Roed, Recorder; Andreas Borregaard, Accordion; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Violin
Recording Title: Early & Late
Record Label: Da Capo Classical
Catalog Number: 6.220640


Title: Som Denne Gyldne Sol Frembryder, Nu Rinder Solen Op, Til Fader Vor At Ende, Den Lyse Dag Forgangen Er, Eg Veit I Hemmerik Ei Borg
Performers: Anne-Lise Berntsen, soprano, Nils Henrik Asheim, organ
Recording Title: Engelskyts
Record Label: Kirkelig Kulturverksted
Catalog Number: Release 144


Title: Pazzariello, Fenesta che lucivi, O marenariello, Fantasia di motivi: Vierno-O Sole Mio- Funiculi Funicula, Santa Lucia, Tarantella
Composer/Arranger: Piero Umiliani 
Performer: Piero Umiliani
Recording Title: Switched On Naples
Record Label: Sonor Editions/Omicron
Catalog Number: SME 27

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