Podcast: Catch-up Show

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In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us his catch-up playlist of everything he wanted to play this year. Now it’s the chance to hear some silly and some serious music, including a composition by Ketzel the Cat, and songs inspired by animals…not to mention Dawn Upshaw singing Marc Blitzstein, and high-energy performances of Donal Fox and Steve Reich.

listen-to-CZ-button now-on-itunes-buttonAMERICAN HIGHWAYS #34: CATCHING UP

Theme Music :
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984)
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams.
Nonesuch Records 79101.

J.S. Bach, arr. Donal Fox
Variations On A Bach Fugue
The Donal Fox Quartet
Leonellis Music IMTS 826625

Marc Blitzstein
I Wish It So
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Electra Nonesuch 79345-2

John Cage
Sonatas and Interludes – First Interlude
Maro Ajemian, pianist.
WERGO 62472

Ketzel the Cat
piece for paws
Guy Livingston, pianist.
WERGO 6649-2

Raymond Scott
The Penguin (A Fantasy of the South Pole)
The Raymond Scott Quintette
Basta 30-9109-2

George Gershwin
Kangaroo Hop (1:58)
Buzzin’ The Bee (2:15)
George Gershwin, pianola
Electra Nonesuch – 7559-79287-2

Astor Piazzolla, arr. Donal Fox
Variations On Piazzolla’s Oblivion
Donal Fox Quartet
Leonellis Music IMTS 826625

George Gershwin
Whip-Poor-Will
George Gershwin, pianola
Electra Nonesuch – 7559-79287-2

Hermione Gingold and Gilbert Harding
Oh Grandma
Hermione Gingold and Gilbert Harding
Wing Records ‎– WL1191

Taj Mahal
Fishin’ Blues
Taj Mahal
Columbia 491692 2

Jonathan Katz
WENDIGO
Guy Livingston, piano
WERGO 6649-2

Steve Reich
Eight Lines
London Chamber Orchestra, olv Christopher Warren-Green.
Virgin Classics VC 7 91168-2, 260 665-218

The Piano Guys, flying a piano onto the top of a desert cliff (nothing to do with this show, but I love it)

The Piano Guys, flying a piano onto the top of a desert cliff (nothing to do with this show, but I love it)

 

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