B.P.R.D. – 10/12/2009

This week’s show pulls pieces from three Composers Recordings, Inc, CDs: The Tania León and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson are from A La Par, a collection of works by African-American composers; the Wadada Leo Smith is from Marty Walker‘s collection of bass clarinet works For BC: The Redlands Sessions; and the Robert Maggio, David del Tredici and Conrad Cummings are from the surprisingly diverse and interesting first volume of the Gay American Composers collection, whose liner notes are, funnily enough, filled with thoughtful skepticism about the idea of “gay music.” Enjoy.

Time Song Artist Album
2pm A La Par Tania Leon/Kathleen Murray & Dane Richeson A La Par
  Betty Shabazz: A Consistent Voice of Love, an Inspiration for Life Wadada Leo Smith/Marty Walker & Viki Ray For BC: The Redlands Sessions
  Desire-Movement Robert Maggio Gay American Composers
  Fantasy Pieces David del Tredici Gay American Composers
  In the Department of Love Conrad Cummings/Text by James Sienna Gay American Composers
  Statements, Sonata No. 2 for Piano Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson A La Par

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