Program #2006

New Sounds explores the roots of contemporary music on another program for the American Music Festival. Hear selections from the voyagers, iconoclasts, and pioneers of the American sound, many of whom emerged in the mid-20th century: Charles Ives, Henry Cowell, George Antheil, John Cage, Lou Harrison, Harry Partch, Alan Hovhaness, La Monte Young, and Steve Reich. As the program demonstrates, these composers gave America a musical voice for the 20th century, a voice never heard before, fresh and unbeholden to classical traditions.

PROGRAM #2006, the roots of new music (First aired on Mon. 2/11/02)





Charles Ives

Leonard Bernstein - A Tribute

The Unanswered Question [5:30]

Sony Classical #46701**

Henry Cowell

Sorrel Doris Hays Plays the Piano Music of Henry Cowell

Aeolian Harp [2:30]

Town Hall #48 1-800-327-4212

George Antheil

Bad Boy of Music

Sonata Sauvage, 3rd movement [1:00]

Albany #162. *

John Cage

Various artists: The Romantic Approach - a special collection of 20th century American music

Dream [7:30]

Celestial Harmonies #13087** *

Lou Harrison

Double Concerto for Violin and Cello (with Javanese Gamelan)

Allegro Moderato [7:00]

Music and Arts #635. *

Harry Partch

Enclosure V

The Bewitched - spoken intro [4:00] and excerpt [9:00]

Innova #405, 3-CD set. ; ; 651-228-1407.

Alan Hovhaness

Hovhaness Collection Volume Two

And God Created Great Whales, excerpt [5:00]

Delos #3711** *

La Monte Young

The Second Dream of the High Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from the Four Dreams of China

Excerpt [2:00]

Gramavision #79467. Out of print but obtainable at

Steve Reich

Triple Quartet

Electric Guitar Phase, excerpt [4:00]

Nonesuch #79546** *

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