Sacred and Profane Music (2)

Sacred and Profane (part 2): this episode features music of William Bolcom (two ghostly rags), George Antheil’s ‘diabolic’ Third Sonata, and George Crumb’s Makrokosmos for expanded piano. Plus Ella Fitzgerald sings That Old Black Magic.

Join Guy for further discussions about what constitutes profane, and the function of sacredness in our daily lives. Plus a new story about my grandmother (naturally!).

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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.

William Bolcom
1. The Graceful Ghost Rag
Lewin-Muresanu Duo
Centaur Records 2910


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Harold Arlen
2. That Old Black Magic
Ella Fitzgerald
CDC Home Entertainment 20057-2

William Bolcom
3. Three Rags: I. Poltergeist
Ying Quartet
Quartz CD

George Antheil
Sonata No. 3 (1947)
4. Allegro (5:12)
5. Adagio (8:47)
6. Diabolic “Cartoon” (4:31)
Guy Livingston, pianist.
WERGO WER 6661-2

Crumb, George. Makrokosmos Volume 1 (1972).
Part 1:
7. Primeval Sounds (Genesis I) (Cancer)
8. Proteus (Pisces)
9. Pastorale (from the Kingdom of Atlantis) (Taurus)
10. Crucifixus (Capricorn)
Part 2:
11. The Phantom Gondolier (Scorpio)
12. Night-Spell I (Sagittarius)
13. Music of Shadows (for Aeolian Harp) (Libra)
14. The Magic Circle of Infinity (Moto Perpetuo)(Leo)
Part 3:
15. The Abyss of Time (Virgo)
16. Spring-Fire (Aries)
17. Dream Images (Love-Death Music) (Gemini)
18. Spiral Galaxy (Aquarius)
Robert Groslot, piano.
Vanguard 08 9103 71


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