GERM Project · 25. November 2020
Tonight's Golden Era Recorded Music program will open with the traditional and refined JAPANESE BAMBOO flute, the SHAKUHACHI, and we will compare it with the HOTCHIKU bamboo flute that we heard a few weeks ago: HOTCHIKU is made from untreated bamboo and is much less refined than SHAKUHACHI. A trio of off-beat AMERICAN POP tunes from BILLY VAUGHN, CAPTAIN & TENNILLE and ELLA FITZGERALD will follow. The great guitar duo of JULIAN BREAM & JOHN WILLIAMS will perform a transcription of a...
GERM Project · 18. November 2020
Tonight's Golden Era Recorded Music program will feature rare LPs generously donated to the PROJECT by a couple from ALBANY. (Thank you, Thank you!) We will hear first from A STREET CORNER SYMPHONY, by a totally a capella 8 male voice group, the PERSUASIONS. URUBAMBA, a South American group, will next play melodies from the HIGH ANDES on museum collection native instruments. A new part of the world for the GERM project is heard in a folk instrument & vocal LP from HUNGARY, a GIRL'S RINGING...
GERM Project · 11. November 2020
The Golden Era Recorded Music project continues tonight with music for comfort in tough times (thanks to Steve Matte). We will start with the ON-SITE RECORDING of RITUAL MUSIC from GHANA (ca 1960). A trio of reflective and comforting songs from the AMERICAN POPULAR SONG BOOK by Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt and Frank Sinatra will lead to... The closing pages of GUSTAV MAHLER'S TENTH SYMPHONY in the final Deryck Cooke completion of this unfinished score. This tops everything the MASTER OF THE...
GERM Project · 28. October 2020
The GOLDEN ERA of RECORDED MUSIC was 1948 to 1988 when a vast library of great music was issued world-wide on LP records. Join us as we explore the music of the world! Tonight we will hear exceptional and off-beat music from several cultures, starting with JAPAN and the sound of the HOTCHIKU bamboo flute, then an amazing piece for viola da gamba by LE SIEURE de SAINTE-COLOMBE. An AFRICAN/CARIBBEAN rock band called OSIBISA (ca 1971) will play in their “criss-cross” rhythm style and the South...
GERM Project · 14. October 2020
The GOLDEN ERA of RECORDING was 1948 to 1988, when great musicians, great engineers and great human spirits all came together and created an astonishing musical archive. Join our exploration every Wednesday evening on the GERM project. Tonight we will continue our GREAT AMERICAN SYMPHONY exploration with CHARLES IVES and his 2nd Symphony, a combination of European classical tradition and Yankee ingenuity. A trip back to the 14th century and the late Renaissance will feature the vocal music of...
GERM Project · 30. September 2020
The GOLDEN ERA of RECORDING was 1948 to 1988, the ANALOG ERA when so many fabulous LPs were made World Wide, documenting cultures that have now disappeared. Our Golden Era Recorded Music project plays these LPs live direct to ZOOM! Tonight we will hear a follow-up to last weeks “Dover Beach” by THE FUGS: a version by SAMUEL BARBER, performed by DIETRICH FISCHER DIESKAU, the great German baritone. The rarely heard “Night Flight” by Barber will follow. A bouquet of light opera tunefulness...
GERM Project · 23. September 2020
If you are the sort of person that HUNGERS for the new, the strange, the astonishing music you MAY NOT KNOW, then Golden Era Recorded Music project is for you! It's all about the great vinyl from 1948 to 1988. We play LPs on a classic WELL-TEMPERED turntable direct to ZOOM via computer! Tonight's show will explore OUT OF THE MAINSTREAM LPs, music of protest, organized vulgarity and the forgotten past. We will start with a New York rock band, THE FUGS, that was closely associated with ALAN...
GERM Project · 09. September 2020
If you are the sort of person that HUNGERS for the new, the strange, the astonishing music you MAY NOT KNOW, then the Golden Era Recorded Music project is for you! It's all about the great vinyl from 1948 to 1988. We play LPs on a classic WELL-TEMPERED turntable direct to ZOOM via computer! I am in the last phase of moving into my NEW LISTENING PLACE and am sorting boxes of LPs onto the correct shelves. Many LPs are coming to light for the first time, as well as records that I have not seen for...
GERM Project · 02. September 2020
If you are the sort of person that HUNGERS for the new, the strange, the astonishing music you DID NOT KNOW, then Golden Era Recorded Music project is for you! It's all about the great vinyl from 1948 to 1988. We play LPs on a classic WELL-TEMPERED turntable direct to ZOOM via computer! Tonight we will be hearing from the AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC ANTHOLOGY, a 1952 LP transfer of rare and priceless 78 RPM blues and folk music recorded between 1927 and 1933. This is also known as the HARRY SMITH...
GERM Project · 26. August 2020
If you are the sort of person that HUNGERS for the new, the strange, the astonishing music you DID NOT KNOW, then Golden Era Recorded Music project is for you! It's all about the great vinyl LPs from 1948 to 1988. We play LPs on a classic WELL-TEMPERED turntable direct to ZOOM via computer! Tonight we hear a BIG overture for orchestra from the distaff side of the species, DAME ETHYL SMYTH. No man ever beat this one for drama, power and soaring melody! Two LPs by the great FATS WALLER will show...

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