Episode #2257

Music for Piano

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Monday, January 24, 2005

Anton Batagov is a young Russian artist, both keyboard player and composer. Not only is he the first Russian pianist to have taken on works by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass, but he also self-produces electronic and experimental works, and releases them on his own private label. Hear pieces from Batagov's CD "Music for Piano" on this edition of New Sounds. Plus, there’s a work by George Crumb, "Eine Kleine Mitternacht Musik," based on Thelonius Monk’s “Round Midnight." Pianist Simone Dinnerstein treats us to a live performance of the piece in the WNYC studio.

PROGRAM # 2257, Music for Piano (First aired on Friday, 3/5/04)





George Crumb

Simone Dinnerstein, live, WNYC, 3/5/04

Eine kleine Mitternachtmusik - Ruminations on 'Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk [19:00]

Not yet commercially recorded. Many of Crumb's works are available; check out the composer's website:

Stephen Scott

Vikings of the Sunrise

Vikings of the Sunrise, excerpts [18:00]

New Albion #084** *

Anton Batagov

Music for Piano

Piano, August 1996, excerpt [6:00]

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*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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