Mid-Century Americana this weekend, but way of The Eastman School Symphony, conducted by Dr. Howard Hanson and featuring two movements from the Concertino for Flute and Orchestra by Norman Dello Joio. Performed by the orchestra for the broadcast of America‘s Composers from March 9, 1953. The Flute soloist is Helen Rothra.
Sadly, not the whole piece – time constraints on the program could only feature the second and third movements, and I am not sure this piece has been commercially available.
But it’s one more example of the activity going on with Contemporary Music in the 1950s, but a composer who achieved a goodly amount of praise and note for his work in the intervening years.
And speaking of praise and note – we’re still a long ways away from reaching our goal for contributions to the Past Daily/Gordon Skene Sound Collection Indiegogo Campaign. It’s been dismal all day today, with no one contributing at all. Which is too bad since time is ticking away pretty quickly. Your Tax Deductible contribution can help in a huge way – not only the Project but it helps you out around Tax time. I know I keep hounding, but it’s what has to happen if we’re going to get anywhere near our goal and keep the Archive and the Website up and running. Any amount is appreciated and gratefully received. Click on the link just below the Piano-Playing Hound and you will be asked how much you’d like to contribute.
Remember- it’s Tax Deductible and it keeps us afloat. Do what you can.