Contemporary Composers Concerts

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


27447. Contemporary Composers Concerts. September 5, 1944. Program #1. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. All the selections heard on this series were commissioned for it. Domenico Savino conducts his own "American Concerto for Piano and Orchestra." Paul Whiteman conducts, "Jazz Pizzicato." Domenico Savino (conductor), Paul Whiteman (conductor), Kay Armen, The Blue Network Concert Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77566. Contemporary Composers Concerts. September 12, 1944. Program #2. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first composition is, "Pops Serenade," by Morton Gould. Also heard are "Dawn Mood," by Paul Creston and "Norwegian Rhapsody" by Theodore Weingand. The Blue Network Concert Orchestra, Paul Whiteman (conductor), Vladimir Brenner (piano). 24:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

21547. Contemporary Composers Concerts. September 19, 1944. Program #3. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first selection is, "Free Fantasy On Rock Of Ages," written and conducted by Roy Harris. Also heard: "The Merry Overture," by Eric Korngold, and "Jazz Pizzicato," by Leroy Anderson (these two selections are reported to have been on the program of September 26, 1944). The Blue Network Concert Orchestra, Johanna Harris (piano), Leroy Anderson, Erich Korngold, Roy Harris, Paul Whiteman (conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77567. Contemporary Composers Concerts. September 26, 1944. Program #4. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first composition is, "A Merry Overture," by Eric Korngold. Also heard: "Jazz Pizzicato" by Leroy Anderson and "American Concerto" by Domenico Savino. The Blue Network Concert Orchestra, Paul Whiteman (conductor), Glauco Natilli (piano). 23:33. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77568. Contemporary Composers Concerts. October 3, 1944. Program #5. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first composition is, "Stella By Starlight," by Victor Young. Also heard: "Concertino da Camera" (Jacques Ibert) and "Overture To Spring" (Domenico Savino). Joseph Stopak (conductor), Al Gallodoro (saxophone), The Blue Network Concert Orchestra, Paul Whiteman (host). 24:14. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77569. Contemporary Composers Concerts. October 10, 1944. Program #6. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first composition is, "Holiday For Strings," by David Rose. Also heard: "Variations On A Hot Lick" (Theodore Weingand) and "Autumn Serenade" (Per de Rose). The Blue Network Concert Orchestra, Theodore Weingand (conductor). 24:21. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77588. Contemporary Composers Concerts. October 17, 1944. Program #7. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first selection is, "Dance Of The Spanish Onion" by David Rose. Also heard: "Lover" (Richard Rogers), "A Letter From Home" (Copland) and a Victor Herbert Medley. This is a network version of cat. #39118, but not as complete. The Blue Network Concert Orchestra, Paul Whiteman (conductor). 23:27. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39118. Contemporary Composers Concerts. October 17, 1944. Program #7/AFRS 20. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first selection is, "Dance Of The Spanish Onion." Compositions by Copland, Korngold, Anderson. AFRS program name: "Semi-Classical Replacement #20." See cat. #77588 for a network version (but less complete) of this broadcast. The Blue Network Concert Orchestra (Paul Whiteman). 30:03. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77570. Contemporary Composers Concerts. October 24, 1944. Program #8. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first composition is the overture to, "Lola Montez," by Kent Cooper (Executive Director of The Associated Press). Also heard: "Manhattan Rhapsody" (Paul Lavalle). Paul Whiteman (host), The Blue Network Concert Orchestra, Paul Lavalle (conductor). 24:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77571. Contemporary Composers Concerts. October 31, 1944. Program #9. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first composition is, "Blues Nocturne, by Ferde Grofe. A selection by Alec Templeton ("Insect Suite") is also featured. The Blue Network Concert Orchestra, Paul Whiteman (host, conductor). 24:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 10 programs.