Composers' Forum concert, 1958 November 8


Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 (Author)
Donne, John, 1572-1631 (Author)
Swenson, May (Author)
De Gaetani, Jan (Singer)
Hurley, Laurel (Singer)
Kagen, Sergius (Instrumentalist)
Baron, Samuel, 1925-1997 (Instrumentalist)
Glazer, David (Instrumentalist)
Pollikoff, Max (Instrumentalist)
Kouguell, Alexander (Instrumentalist)
Beardslee, Bethany (Singer)
Schuman, Henry (Oboist) (Instrumentalist)
Buffington, Jim, 1922-1981 (Instrumentalist)
Wolfe, Paul, 1926- (Instrumentalist)
Zaratzian, Harry (Instrumentalist)
Heifetz, Benar (Instrumentalist)
Davenny, Ward (Instrumentalist)
Taylor, Davidson, 1907-1979 (Moderator)
Smith, Hale, 1925-2009
Composers Forum Concerts Collection
Composers' Forum concert, 1958 November 8
Collection Name
Composers Forum Concerts Collection.
Songs (Medium voice) with piano; Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble; Sonatas (Cello and piano); Songs (Medium voice) with instrumental ensemble; Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886; Swenson, May; Donne, John, 1572-1631
music; sound recordings
Live sound recordings; Musical settings; Art music; Songs; Sonatas; Chamber music
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1 online resource (3 audio files) : WAV
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Digitization funded by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
Concert of songs and instrumental works by Sergius Kagen and Hale Smith; moderator, Davidson Taylor.
Recorded at the Donnell Library, New York, N.Y.
The recording lacks four songs by Sergius Kagan listed in the concert program: O cool is the valley now; I'm nobody; April rain-song; Insomia.
Description derived from original container and the concert program; the order of works on the audio file may differ from that given in the concert program.
File name: RBML_ComposersForum_19581108_7934731.
Digitized by George Blood Audio, Philadelphia, 2011.
Service copy (44.1 kHz, 16 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit.
File 01. Two poems by Emily Dickinson (1954). I felt a funeral in my brain ; Hope ; [Selected songs]. The end of the world (1950) (A. MacLeish) ; Lullaby (1952) (J. Agee) ; Shadows (1957) (Rolf Humphries) ; She weeps over Rahoon (1951) (J. Joyce) ; Three poems by May Swenson (1957). Saw a grave upon a hill ; Body by my house ; I will lie down in Autumn (Jan Ruetz DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano ; Sergius Kagen, piano) ; The mob within the heart : eight poems by Emily Dickenson (1956). I felt a change in my mind ; From blank to blank ; Much madness is a divinist sense ; Pain has an element of blank ; Mine enemy is growing old ; Remorse is a memory awake ; The right to perish ; My God, what is a heart (Laurel Hurley, soprano ; Sam Baron, flute ; David Glazer, clarinet ; Max Pollikoff, violin ; Alexander Kouguell, cello ; Sergius Kagen, piano) / Sergius Kagen -- file 02. Two love songs (1958) (poems of John Donne). Confined love ; The computation (Bethany Beardslee, soprano ; Sam Baron, flute ; Henry Schuman, oboe ; David Glazer, clarinet ; Arthur Weisberg, bassoon ; James Buffington, horn ; Max Polikoff, violin ; Paul Wolfe, violin ; Harry Zaratzian, viola ; Alex Kouguell, cello) ; Sonata for cello and piano (1955) (Benar Heifetz, cello ; Ward Davenny, piano) / Hale Smith -- file 03. Discussion with Sergius Kagen and Dale Smith
Library Location
Gabe M. Wiener Music & Arts Library, Columbia University
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Poems by Emily Dickinson; Poems by May Swenson; Mob within the heart; Songs; Love songs of John Donne; Sonatas, cello, piano
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Composers Forum Concerts Collection
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