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Distinguished faculty and students from the Yale School of Music discuss performances, composers and pieces in this collection of music lectures. Also included are selections of noted composers from historic interviews.

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Distinguished faculty and students from the Yale School of Music discuss performances, composers and pieces in this collection of music lectures. Also included are selections of noted composers from historic interviews.

    Aaron Copland: A profile from Yale's Oral History of American Music Project

    Aaron Copland: A profile from Yale's Oral History of American Music Project

    Aaron Copland, (1900-1990) major figure in American composition and leader in the promotion and establishment of American music, was interviewed by Vivian Perlis for Yale’s Oral History American Music Project (OHAM) between 1975 and 1978. Excerpts appear in Composers’ Voices from Ives to Ellington, CD and book publication by Vivian Perlis and Libby Van Cleve, Yale University Press, 2005. (See: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=0300106734) Included are comments on: Nadia Boulanger, jazz influence, Koussevitzsky, Stravinsky, twelve-tone methods, film music, Martha Graham, Appalachian Spring, and artistic inspiration, with short musical excerpts mostly recorded at the Yale School of Music. For information about music samples and interview transcript, see OHAM website: www.yale.edu/oham/. This podcast was derived from the publication’s second CD, Track 11. For additional Music at Yale podcasts, visit www.yale.edu/music/ysm.

    • 16 min
    A Lifetime Spent With Music

    A Lifetime Spent With Music

    Anne Walters Robertson, the Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor in Music at the University of Chicago, speaking on the occasion of being awarded the Wilbur Cross Medal by the Yale Graduate School. Ms. Walters received her PHD in Music from Yale in 1984.

    • 21 min
    Boris Berman, pianist, on Prokofiev

    Boris Berman, pianist, on Prokofiev

    Boris Berman, Professor of Piano, Chair of the Piano department at the Yale School of Music, and one of the world’s leading authorities on the life and music of Sergei Prokofiev talks with Yale piano student David Kaplan about Prokofiev and upcoming performances at Yale and New York of his music.

    • 31 min
    Celebrating The New Taylor & Boody Organ In Marquand Chapel

    Celebrating The New Taylor & Boody Organ In Marquand Chapel

    The builders of the new organ in Marquand Chapel, George Taylor, John Boody, and Martin Jean discuss their inspiring creation.

    • 35 min
    Charles Ives: From Historic Interviews

    Charles Ives: From Historic Interviews

    Perlis & Van Cleve’s Oral History American Music project, Ives interview excerpts, (1968-1974)

    From 1968 to 1974, Vivian Perlis interviewed friends, family and colleagues of Ives for Yale’s Oral History American Music Project. Excerpts appear in Composers’ Voices from Ives to Ellington, CD and book publication by Vivian Perlis and Libby Van Cleve, (Yale University Press, 2005.) Included are comments on: Ives’ character and personality, working methods, innovative techniques, work as an insurance executive, his unusually talented father, and the influence of Emerson and American Transcendentalism.

    For information about music samples and interview transcript, see OHAM website: www.yale.edu/oham/. This podcast was derived from the publication’s first CD, Tracks 2- 11.

    • 25 min
    Virgil Thomson: Excerpts From Historic Interviews

    Virgil Thomson: Excerpts From Historic Interviews

    Virgil Thomson (1896-1989), important 20th Century composer and influential critic, was interviewed by Vivian Perlis for Yale’s Oral History of American Music archive (OHAM) between 1977 and 1980. Additional material held at OHAM includes tape recordings of his Yale College course, “Words and Music”, a video-taped interview in his apartment at the historic Chelsea Hotel, New York City, and numerous acquired interviews. Excerpts appear in Composers’ Voices from Ives to Ellington, CD and book publication by Vivian Perlis and Libby Van Cleve, (Yale University Press, 2005.) Included are comments on: opera, teaching composition, Nadia Boulanger, Gertrude Stein, and music criticism.
    For more Yale music netcasts, visit music.yale.edu. For information about music samples and interview transcript, see OHAM website: www.yale.edu/oham/. This podcast was derived from the publication’s second CD, Track 9.

    • 20 min

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