American Harmonies: The Music of Walter Piston By Leon Botstein Written for the concert American Harmonies: The Music of Walter Piston, performed on March 29, 2011 at Carnegie Hall. The contrast between Walter Piston’s career and his posthumous reputation and place in the repertory exposes the ironies and shortcomings in the way the history of…

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American Harmonies: The Music of Walter Piston 03/29/2011 at 08:00 PM – Carnegie Hall Piston is a legendary figure, a largely self-taught “composer’s composer” who has had a profound impact on contemporary American music. Enjoy two of his award-winning symphonies as the teacher gets his night in the spotlight. Conductor’s Notes Maestro Leon Botstein explains…

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Walter Piston By Carol J. Oja Written for the concert American Harmonies: The Music of Walter Piston, performed on March 29, 2011 at Carnegie Hall. There are few opportunities these days to hear live performances of the deeply felt, sonorously-shaped music of the New England composer Walter Piston. His colleague and contemporary Aaron Copland called…

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Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Three Songs to Poems by Carl Sandberg for Voice, Oboe, Piano, Percussion, and Optional Orchestral Ostinato By Judith Tick, Department of Music, Northeastern University Written for the concert American Modernism Seen & Heard: The Abstract and Geometric Tradition in Music and Painting, 1930-1975 performed on Dec 20, 1992 at Carnegie Hall.  As a composer…

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