for Lou Harrison

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Sunday, January 04, 2009

We feature John Luther Adams's large-scale work "for Lou Harrison," written, as Adams says, "in response to the death of one of the most important figures in my life." Also tonight, choral music from 16th century England in Thomas Tallis's "Spem in alium," and a Judd Greenstein track from the New York-based NOW Ensemble.

Comments [4]

David Garland from WNYC studio

Diana: at 8:30 I aired Chopin's Ballade No. 1, played by Murray Perahia. It was preceeded by "Choral," the title track from the new album by Mountains. The Chopin was followed by an exceprt of "For Lou Harrison" by John Luther Adams. I hope that helps you identify what you enjoyed.

Maryanne: Wow, what a nice story! Lovely.

Todd: I'm glad to know you enjoyed it!

Happy New Year,

Jan. 04 2009 11:16 PM
todd colby from brooklyn

The John Luther Adams piece you played tonight had me totally transfixed. Thank you for another brilliant show.

Jan. 04 2009 11:07 PM
Maryanne Willoughby from Jersey City NJ

Thank you for playing this amazing music by John Luther Adams. I also was inspired by Lou Harrison and even had the honor of being invited to his house to see one of his Gamelon's which was built by his partner. I was a young dancer living in the Bay area and was using his music for my 1st choreographic debut, I met him at a Gamelon concert in San Jose and introduced myself, the invitation followed that meeting. He was so generous with his time and spirit . I will always hold a deep rapport with his music and his memory.

Jan. 04 2009 10:36 PM
Diana Planells from pleasantville, new york

Hi there,

if you have a moment, could you please tell me the name of the beautiful piece you were playing tonight @ 8:30... thanks so much, I appreciate and look forward to your response,

Jan. 04 2009 10:35 PM

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