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3/2/2016 - "Clazzical" Music

3/2/2016 - "Clazzical" Music

Playing tracks by

Music Matters, Igor Stravinsky, Gunther Schuller, Henry Brant and William Albright.

Hosts: Nick Morandi, Diana Rosenblum, Aristea Mellos

This week, we hear works by classical composers that take inspiration from jazz. Pieces by Stravinsky, Schuller, Brant, and Albright.

Ebony Concerto, by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Performers: Michel Arrignon, clarinet; Ensemble InterContemporain; Pierre Boulez, conductor

On Winged Flight: A Divertimento for Band, by Gunther Schuller (1925-2015)
I: Prelude
II: Pastorale
III: Nocturne
IV: Scherzo
V: Parody
Performers: Baylor University Wind Ensemble; Michael L. Haithcock, conductor

Jazz Clarinet Concerto, by Henry Brant (1913-2008)
Performers: Jacques Mertins, clarinet; Netherlands Wind Ensemble; Werner Herbers, conductor

Pit Band, by William Albright (1944-1998)
Performers: Taimur Sullivan, alto saxophone; Michael Lowenstern, bass clarinet; Marilyn Nonken, piano