The American 1980’s 05/22/1994 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes The American 1980’s – Leon Botstein Happy Voices (1984) – David Del Tredici Voyants (1989) – Peter M. Wolrich “Keys to the City” for Piano and Orchestra (1983) – Tobias Picker Articulations (1989) – Richard Wilson

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Happy Voices (1984) By David Del Tredici Written for the concert The American 1980’s performed on May 22, 1994 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Happy Voices is a fugue, the subject of which is in two halves. The first–for strings–is motionless, poised; the second–for woodwinds–a slither of chromatic movement. The interval of the…

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Voyants (1989) By Peter M. Wolrich Written for the concert The American 1980’s performed on May 22, 1994 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Commissioned by Radio France, this work evolved from an image of the piano as a voyant (‘seer’) predicting, imagining or calling forth dire events. The piece comprises four sections which…

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“Keys to the City” for Piano and Orchestra (1983) Written for the concert The American 1980’s performed on May 22, 1994 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In September, 1982, I received a phone call from The Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Commission, an organization established by the city of New York, Edward I. Koch, mayor.…

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Articulations (1989) By Richard Wilson Written for the concert The American 1980’s performed on May 22, 1994 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The dictionary instructs us that an articulated locomotive is one that has two or three connected sections. It is in this sense that I first mean the title of my work,…

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