308 :: 11 May 2012 :: Mostly Rare


On Friday’s program, guest host Charles Amirkhanian, Other Minds Executive Director, introduces obscure recordings of unjustly-neglected new music. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Delius, music by Harold Budd. English composer Christopher Hobbs (b. 1950) championed Satie’s music in the U.K. J. M. Hauer devised a 12-tone system of composing different from Schoenberg’s, and was a favorite of David Tudor and Morton Feldman. American Stephen Montague, who has lived in London since 1974, is represented with a dramatic theatre piece for piano and electronics. 

 F. Delius (1907) (delius.org.uk)

Frederick Delius: Florida Suite (excerpt)
Richard Hickox, Bournemouth Sym Orch; EMI 40999 0 84175 2 7 (150th anniversary edition, 18 CDs)

Harold Budd: In Delius’ Sleep (1974)
Marty Walker, clarinet and percussion; Barney Childs, piano; Advance FGR 13 LP (5:05)

Christopher Hobbs: Recitative (1979)
Marty Walker, bass clarinet; Barney Childs, celesta; Virginia Anderson, percussion; Christopher Hobbs, vibraphone; Advance FGR 13 LP (6:22)

Josef Matthias Hauer: Four Pieces for Violin & Piano, Op. 28 (1924
Karin-Regina Florey, violin; Gerhard Zeller, piano; Extraplatte EX: 473-2 (7:45)

Stephen Montague: Tongues of Fire (1983-93) for piano, stones, live electronics & computer tape
Nicolai Swetly, piano; Private recording (22:35)

J. M. Hauer: Zwölftonspiel, 2 September 1956
Karin-Regina Florey, violin; Gerhard Zeller, piano; Extraplatte EX: 473-2 (3:00)

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