My grandmother, Helen McGoldrick, retired to New England, and lived first in Great Barrington, then South Egremont, and finally Stockbridge : three beautiful vintage buildings. All wonderful traditional houses, especially one called « April Hill » where she had an enormous barn full of antiques.
In fact, the house in Stockbridge was a converted barn in an apple orchard, and right next to the Housatonic River, which we’ll hear depicted (twice) by Charles Ives on this show. Also music of John Adams (Shaker Loops), and a soulful performance of ‘New England’ by Betty Carter.
Theme Music :
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.
UNITED ARTISTS 1964
The Housatonic At Stockbridge
Rayanne Dupuis, Soprano; Antoine Palloc, piano.
SOUPIR RECORDS/Harmonia Mundi S221
1. Shaking & Trembling
2. Hymning Slews
3. Loops & Verses
4. A Final Shaking
Christopher Warren-Green: London Chamber Orchestra
VIRGIN CLASSICS 7873
Three Places In New England
1. The “St. Gaudens” in Boston Common (Col. Shaw and His Men)
2. Putnam’s Camp, Redding, Connecticut
3. “The Housatonic At Stockbridge”
Boston Symphony Orchestra
DEUTSCH GRAMMOPHON 463 6332
EAGLE RECORDS SM 4192