Podcast: Happy New Year!

Why not enjoy some modern music for Christmas and New Years?!

In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us music of Henry Cowell, plus songs about wine, and breakfast with the blues. Plus excerpts from « A Child’s Christmas in Wales », the poem by Dylan Thomas.
Fun for the whole family.

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modern music for Christmas? Bah, humbug!

173rd Annual Christmas dinner of the American Highways staff at ConcertZender Radio



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.

Marjorie Barnes
Breakfast With The Blues
Marjorie Barnes
RCA ‎– PL70465 LP

Jack Johnson
Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology
Jack Johnson, Zach Gill, Merlo Podlewski & Adam Topol
Brushfire Records B0014266-02

Henry Cowell
American Melting Pot (1940):
Square Dance (Celtic-American) (1:37)
Chorale (Teutonic-American) (2:14)
Rhumba (Latin-American) (3:36)
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
KOCH 3-7220-2H1

Ben Houge (guest composer)
“Food Opera” experiment
Ben talks about wine, and his music to accompany wine, in this case a 2012 Spanish red: Azul y Garanza, working with different chefs, pairing music with a dining experience. Vinfonies!

don't forget, this was modern music for christmas, a few centuries ago

no holiday dinner is complete without a little lute playing


Henry Cowell
Old American Country Set (1937-39):
Meeting House (2:42)
Blarneying Lilt (1:49)
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
KOCH 3-7220-2H1

Young And Foolish (Live performance with a lot of bar noises)
Brad Mehldau
Warner Bros. 9362 46848-2

The Electric Flag
The Electric Flag
Legacy/Columbia CK 57629

stravinsky on American Highways

day after Christmas – breakfast with Stravinsky: coffee, scones, and a glass of Neûchatel to chase away the blues

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