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Hear And Now

Nancarrow's Children

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.

Duration:

2 hours

Playlist


18 September 2004 , 2300 - 0 1 00 
 
Robin Rimbaud
'The Breaking of Wood'
Excerpt (1'30")
From album: 52 Spaces
CD: BETTE 001, track 9
 
Natasha Barrett
'Exploratio Invisibilis'
Excerpt (1'04")
 
Ed Osborn
'Harvester' (2'12")
Sound installation, heard behind interview
 
Natasha Barrett
'Exploratio Invisibilis'
Two excerpts (0'38" and 5'25")
 
Phill Niblock
'Hurdy Hurry'
Excerpt (5'03")
Jim O'Rourke (hurdy-gurdy, sampled)
Album: Touch Works, for Hurdy Gurdy & Voice
CD: TOUCH TO 49, track 1
 
Robin Rimbaud
'Transparency' (3'00")
From album: 52 Spaces
CD: BETTE 001, track 7
 
Feature: Children of Nancarrow - v arious extracts including:
Alejandro Viñao
'The World We Know'
Six excerpts including the complete third movement of 'The World We Know' (6'33")
 
Alejandro Viñao
'Phrase & Fiction'
20 excerpts including the complete third movement of 'Phrase & Fiction' (5'46"), performed by the Flux Quartet
 
Javier Alvarez
'Cuaderno Para Armar'
Four short excerpts and one long excerpt (8'32") performed by Banda Elastica
CD: Luna Negra CDLN 22
 
Luca Francesconi
'Mambo'
Eight short excerpts and the complete piece (7'58") performed by Jean-Luc Plouvier (piano)
CD: Megadisk MDC 7834
 
György Ligeti
'Etudes Pour Piano - No.6'
One excerpt (0'17") performed by Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
CD: Sony Classical SK62308
 
György Ligeti
'Piano Concerto'
One excerpt (1'02") performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Pierre Boulez with Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
CD: Deutche Gramophone 439 808 2
 
John Adams
'Short Ride in a Fast Machine'
One excerpt (0'26") performed by Netherlands Wind Ensemble conducted by Stephen Mosko
CD: Chandos 9363
 
Conlon Nancarrow
'Etude No.15'
One excerpt (0'20") performed by a player piano
CD: Wergo
 
Conlon Nancarrow
'Etude No.9'
One excerpt (0'17") performed by Ensemble Modern
CD: RCA 09026 61180-2
 
Moritz Eggert
'The Trouble with Trills'
Two excerpts (0'04" and 4'16")
 
Charles Amirkhanian
'To a Nanca Rose' from 'Pianola' (2'17")
 
Charles Amirkhanian
'A Rimsky Business'
Two excerpts (1'07" and 1'18")


Charles Ives, realised and completed by Larry Austin
'Universe Symphony'
One exerpt (2'50") performed by the Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Gerhard Samuel
CD: Centaur CRC 2205
 
Igor Stravinsky
'The Rite of Spring'
One exerpt (0'27") performed by the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez
CD: Deutche Gramophone 435 769-2
 
Giuseppe Verdi
'Requiem'
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 Zauberflöte' ('The Magic Flute')
One excerpt (0'08") performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan
CD: Deutche Gramophone 415 287-2
 
Hector Berlioz
'Symphonie Fantastique'
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
'Musical Offering'
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:
John Buller
'Players' (6'42")
Music Projects, London conducted by Richard Bernas
 
For further details of any of tonight's composers, performers or pieces, please e-mail 
hear.and.now@bbc.co.uk




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