Hear And Now
Saturday 18 September 2004 23:00-1:00 (Radio 3)
Conlon Nancarrow's legendary studies for player-piano took rhythmic and contrapuntal complexity to new extremes. Alejandro Vinao explores his legacy.
18 September 2004 , 2300 - 0 1 00
'The Breaking of Wood'
From album: 52 Spaces
CD: BETTE 001, track 9
Sound installation, heard behind interview
Two excerpts (0'38" and 5'25")
Jim O'Rourke (hurdy-gurdy, sampled)
Album: Touch Works, for Hurdy Gurdy & Voice
CD: TOUCH TO 49, track 1
From album: 52 Spaces
CD: BETTE 001, track 7
Feature: Children of Nancarrow - v arious extracts including:
'The World We Know'
Six excerpts including the complete third movement of 'The World We Know' (6'33")
'Phrase & Fiction'
20 excerpts including the complete third movement of 'Phrase & Fiction' (5'46"), performed by the Flux Quartet
'Cuaderno Para Armar'
Four short excerpts and one long excerpt (8'32") performed by Banda Elastica
CD: Luna Negra CDLN 22
Eight short excerpts and the complete piece (7'58") performed by Jean-Luc Plouvier (piano)
CD: Megadisk MDC 7834
'Etudes Pour Piano - No.6'
One excerpt (0'17") performed by Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
CD: Sony Classical SK62308
One excerpt (1'02") performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Pierre Boulez with Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
CD: Deutche Gramophone 439 808 2
'Short Ride in a Fast Machine'
One excerpt (0'26") performed by Netherlands Wind Ensemble conducted by Stephen Mosko
CD: Chandos 9363
One excerpt (0'20") performed by a player piano
One excerpt (0'17") performed by Ensemble Modern
CD: RCA 09026 61180-2
'The Trouble with Trills'
Two excerpts (0'04" and 4'16")
'To a Nanca Rose' from 'Pianola' (2'17")
'A Rimsky Business'
Two excerpts (1'07" and 1'18")
Charles Ives, realised and completed by Larry Austin
One exerpt (2'50") performed by the Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Gerhard Samuel
CD: Centaur CRC 2205
'The Rite of Spring'
One exerpt (0'27") performed by the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez
CD: Deutche Gramophone 435 769-2
One exerpt (0'07") performed by the orchestra and choir of Teatro de la Scala conducted by Ricardo Muti
CD: EMI CDS 7 49390
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
'Die ZauberflÃ¶te' ('The Magic Flute')
One excerpt (0'08") performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan
CD: Deutche Gramophone 415 287-2
Two excerpts (0'12" and 0'05") performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan
CD: Deutche Gramophone 415 325-2
Johann Sebastian Bach
One excerpt (0'07") performed by the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields conducted by Neville Marriner
CD: Philips 442 556-2
And to finish the programme:
Music Projects, London conducted by Richard Bernas
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