Morning Classical playlist for 01/27/2011

Narine Atamian
Artist Title Album Label Link
Charles Ives Piano Sonata No. 1 Piano Sonata No. 1 Odyssey
Ruth Crawford Sonata for Violin and Piano Music of Ruth Crawford CRI
Henry Cowell Symphony No. 16 (“Icelandic”) Henry Cowell: Orchestral Works CRI
Lou Harrison Strict Songs: No. 1, Here is Holiness; No. 2, Here is Nourishment; No. 3, Here is Tenderness; No. 4, Here is Splendour In Retrospect New World Records
John Cage The Seasons; Metamorphosis; In a Landscape; Ophelia Early Piano Music ECM New Series

This morning, we listened to some of the very different American voices that shaped not only the composed music tradition of the United States, but also a national sense of cultural and intellectual identity.

On Ives's piano sonata, we heard William Masselos on piano.
Crawford's violin and piano piece was performed by Ida Kavafian on violin and Vivian Fine on piano.
The Cowell symphony was performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
On Harrison's song cycle, "Strict Songs," the voice of Leroy Kromm, baritone, was heard alongside the USCSC Chamber Singers and Chamber Orchestra.
All of the solo Cage piano works we heard were played by Herbert Henck.