OHV 183 a-e
Major Figures in American Music
Interviewed by Ev Grimes
October 22, 1986
Cassette Side a
Transcript pp. 1-11
Family background- -early music studies- -decision to make music his career- -love for his work- -study in Germany and in the United States- -performing American music in Greece on his return- -teaching at Stanford- -formation of Alea II, contemporary music group- -commission from Tanglewood- -teaching in Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.
Cassette Side b
Transcript pp. 11-19
musical tradition of Greece- -style of early pieces- -characteristics of his music- -dialogue in a piece- -Greek language-study of electronic music in Germany- -electronic music- -Darmstadt.
Cassette Side c
Transcript pp. 19-29
Dialogues- -Concertino- -Concerto for Violin and Orchestra- -Micrographies- -Nenikikamen- -works for theatre- -Periander- -series of later works written to advance possibilities of orchestra.
Cassette Side d
Transcript pp. 29-39
are good conductors are composers- -teaching composition- -importance of the arts and preserving what is original- -balance between Greek and American lives- -commissions.
Cassette Side e
Transcript pp. 39-45
importance of music in mechanized society- -appreciating sensitivity in children- -needing less in today’s society- -notation.
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