Program #1873

New York composers writing on New York themes are the topic of this edition of New Sounds. We hear Meredith Monk’s 1975 “Gotham Lullaby,” Lois V Vierk’s “Manhattan Cascade,” Julia Wolfe’s “East Broadway,” and Steve Reich’s "City Life," an orchestral composition for string quartet, winds, percussion and two pianos in five movements, composed in 1994 and featuring an array of sampling techniques.

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PROGRAM #1873 "New York" Composers (First aired on Jan. 9, 2001)

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Margaret Leng-Tan

The Art Of The Toy Piano

Julia Wolfe: East Broadway [3:30]

Point #456 345-2** (PRMS* or try www.umusic.com )

Steve Reich

Prover/Nagoya Marimbas/City Life

City Life [23:00]

Nonesuch #79430** (PRMS*)

Meredith Monk

Dolmen Music

Gotham Lullaby [4:00]

ECM #1197** (PRMS* or www.ecmrecords.com )

Guy Klucevsek

Manhattan Cascade

Lois V Vierk: Manhattan Cascade, excerpt [17:00]

CRI/Emergency Music #626** 212-941-9673 or www.composersrecordings.com

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