KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ San Francisco Chamber Music Society: A Concert of Contemporary Chamber Music (March 25, 1974)

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Event Type
Program Series
San Francisco Chamber Music Society
Program Length
80 min
1974-06-23 | broadcast
| 1974-03-25 | created
Recorded on March 25, 1974 at the Fireman’s Fund Auditorium in San Francisco, this is a concert of contemporary avant-garde music, presented by the San Francisco Chamber Music Society. Featured works include “Eucalypts II,” a trio for flute, oboe, and harp, by the Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu. This is followed by the first three of Luciano Berio’s “Sequenzas,” scored for solo flute, harp and woman’s voice, respectively. A brief piece for three drummers, entitled “Raspberries” composed by the American Charles Boone is performed, before the concert concludes with a song cycle, “Ancient Voices of Children” composed by George Crumb with texts by Federico García Lorca. The concert features an ensemble of well-known West Coast interpreters of contemporary and avant-garde classical music, under the direction of Jean-Louis LeRoux.
Chamber music
Musical Selections
Eucalypts II, for flute, oboe and harp (1971) (6:56) / Tōru Takemitsu -- Sequenza I, for flute (1958) (6:11) / Luciano Berio -- Sequenza II, for harp (1963) (7:18) / Luciano Berio -- Sequenza III, for voice [text by Markus Kutter] (1965-66) (6:41) / Luciano Berio -- Raspberries, for three drummers (1973) (4:58) / Charles Boone -- Ancient Voices of Children [text by Federico García Lorca] (1970) (25:33) / George Crumb
Barbara Bernhard, flute (Eucalypts ; Sequenza I)
Marcella de Cray, harp (Eucalypts ; Sequenza II ; Ancient)
Jean-Louis Le Roux, oboe (Eucalypts)
Claudia Cummings, soprano (Sequenza III ; Ancient)
Jerome Neff, percussion (Raspeberries ; Ancient)
Don Marconi, percussion (Raspeberries ; Ancient)
Steven Paysen, percussion (Raspeberries ; Ancient)
Zachary Klett, boy soprano (Ancient)
James Matheson, oboe and Melodica (Ancient)
Kenneth Harrison, mandolin and saw (Ancient)
Marta Bracchi-LeRoux, electric piano and toy piano (Ancient)
Jean-Louis LeRoux, conductor (Ancient)
20th century classical
Avant-garde (Music)
Chamber music
Trios (Flute, oboe, harp)
Flute music
Harp music
Songs (High voice) Unaccompanied
Percussion ensembles
Song cycles
Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble
Vocal duets with instrumental ensemble