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American Strings - Contemporary chamber music and songs interpreted by some of NY's leading musicians.
Vivian Rifkin, pianist. Emmanuel Vardi, violist.
Vardi and Rifkin begin with work by Leo de Sato, followed by Vardi and Rifkin performing Alan Shulman's "Theme and Variations" - this was the first radio performance of this work.
Group of 6 songs by Mordecai Bauman, baritone, with Sam Morgenstern on piano. Mill Doors by Norman Dello Joio.
A Letter to Freddie by Paul Bowles.
No Man Is An Island by Sam Morgenstern (text is a sermon by John Dunne, which was also used as the preface by Ernest Hemingway in For Whom the Bell Tolls). Johnny Appleseed by Elie Seigmeister.
To Cloe by Goddard Lieberson.
The Pasture by Charles Neginsky.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 8367
Municipal archives id: LT3219