Celestial Clanging

From the New Sounds Live concert series at the World Financial Center recorded this past December, hear the world premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis' Concerto for Toy Piano and Chamber Orchestra, a WNYC commission. Toy piano player Margaret Leng Tan (for whom the piece was written) and the 20 members of the East Coast new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound perform the clangorous, yet somehow celestial piece under the direction of the composer himself.
Click here to view a slideshow of the three fall New Sounds Live concerts at WFC.

PROGRAM # 2241, Kernis - Harrison from NS Live at WFC (First aired on Wed., 1/28/04)






Music from the Morning of the World

Gender Wayang: Ansarum, excerpt [2:30]

Nonesuch Explorer #79714** www.nonesuch.com*

Alarm Will Sound

New Sounds Live, 12/9/03

Lou Harrison: Suite for Violin, Piano, and Small Orchestra parts 1-5 [18:00]
Aaron J. Kernis: Concert for Toy Piano and Chamber Orchestra [29:00]
Lou Harrison: Suite, Part 6 [3:00]

These performances not commercially available. A different performance of the Harrison Suite has been recorded on New World Records #366, www.newworldrecords.org

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