Episode #935

Vaults: Glass & Moran

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Bach, Handel and Scarlatti walk into a bar - and they have a drinkdown smackup fight about whose music rocks harder...or well - something like that. Hear composer Robert Moran tell tales from the stage on this 1993 Vaults show, featuring performances from the New Sounds Live concert series. Moran’s music then takes center stage with singer Thomas Bogdan and pianist Harry Huff, performing a set of beautiful Baroque songs. Plus, on the first half of the show, pianist Margaret Leng-Tan resurrects a forgotten work by a young Philip Glass, called “How Now.” It’s one of the first works written for the Philip Glass Ensemble, and one which requires great stamina and concentration.

PROGRAM #935: From the New Sounds Live Concerts (First aired 4/22/93)





Margaret Leng Tan


P. Glass "How Now" {30:00}

Neither this performance nor a version for solo piano is commercially available. A version for ensemble has been recorded by the group Alter Ego on Stradivarius records STR 33649

Tom Bogdan & Harry Huff


R. Moran: "3 Baroque Songs" {10:00}
"Hexagram Aria"{4:00}
"The World is Round" {4:00}

These works not commercially available, although you might get lucky on auction sites. Discography and info at

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

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