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Moon over Sandra

Description: This work was made almost exclusively with the voice and Microntage.
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Date: 1966
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Olsson, Justice, 1949-

Plectros II

Description: Commissioned by Chilean pianist Carla Hübner, and premiered by her at the Latin American Music Festival, Bloomington, Indiana, in 1966. In Plectros II the composer extends the idea first explored in his Plectros I - the opposition of two different worlds of sounds. It requires the interpreter to extract "electronic" type of sounds from the piano using both the keyboard and the inside of the piano. No special mallets are required, and the pianist uses fingernails, fingertips or the palm of the hand to obtain harmonics, resonances, and glissandi, or to produce clusters and a variety of different attacks. On the other hand the tape part, produced at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in New York, has synthetic sounds - all electronically produced - creating artificial quasi-piano type of sonorities. The goal is to achieve a blending which gives the listener an impression that it is not clear if the sound is coming from the instrument or from the loudspeakers. Plectros II is not a dodecaphonic composition, nor a "prepared piano" one.
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Date: 1966
Duration: 5 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Lanza, Alcides

Symphonie

Description: Recording of Boguslaw Schaeffer's Symphonie. "Towards the end of 1964, I began work on a large format electronic work. From the beginning, I called it Symphony, not to obey the spirit of contradiction, which is a way of creating a long time out of use, but being convinced that this name is likely to new applications, there especially where it is a matter of simultaneously resonating a sound matter of very disparate origin, thus proceeding by symphonic means. That was our idea of departure. Yet, already in the course of composition, I suffered the magic of the adopted denomination, so that at the end of a certain time I ended up asking myself to write a work of a structure, a format and a symphonic emotional message. Therefore, the essential problem was not to use the electronic language to express only traditional musical ideas, but rather to proceed by truly electronic means without ever going beyond the framework. Moreover, it was a question of rediscovering auditory laws, of developing new means of expression from an electronic mode of thinking and proceeding. Both in its original conception and in its accomplishment, of which a considerable share of merit belongs to Mr. Bohdan Mazurek, sound engineer of a remarkable creative experience. Symphony with four parts, present, in accordance with the composer's idea, structural arrangements, techniques, methods of transposition, time reports and aesthetic and auditory principles that vary from one part to the other. The studio work was based on a score that did not have to account for sound situations, but which had to be a bridge between the composer and the director/sound engineer whose work could not, in this case, be measured in simple terms of realization; indeed, it was something more than a creative achievement. The diagram of Symphony was …
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Date: 1966
Duration: 17 minutes 38 seconds
Creator: Schaeffer, Boguslaw

Metacycles

Description: Recording of Ramon Zupko's Metacycles
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Date: 1966
Duration: 9 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Zupko, Ramon

Contrapuntos

Description: Recording of Lucien Goethals' Contrapuntos
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Date: 1966
Duration: 10 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Goethals, Lucien

Nacht

Description: Recording of Luctor Ponse's Nacht
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Date: 1966
Duration: 14 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Ponse, Luctor

The One O'Clock Lab Band with Stan Kenton on ABC, 1966

Description: The One O'Clock Lab Band with Leon Breeden and Stan Kenton in Los Angeles, recorded by the ABC television network, recorded April 4, 1966. Lab Band personnel are: Saxophones: John Giordano, Tim Bell, Lou Marini, Ray Loeckle, Tom Boras | Trumpets: Galen Jeter, Larry Ford, Bill Stapleton, Jay Saunders, Jim Scaggiari | Trombones: Mike Heathman, Ray Campbell, Connie Seidel, Joe Randazzo, Rick McCarthy | Rhythm: Dan Haerle, piano; John Monaghan, bass; Ed Soph, drums; Tommy Bruner, guitar; Bill Farmer, vibes
Date: April 4, 1966
Duration: 29 minutes 48 seconds
Creator: Breeden, Leon

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1966, Volume B]

Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band during 1966.
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Date: 1966~
Creator: Breeden, Leon

NBC Radio Broadcast: Toscanini - The Man Behind the Legend, 3/30/1966

Description: This recording is a part of the radio series “Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend,” which was a tribute to conductor Arturo Toscanini. The broadcasts consist of music performed by the NBC Orchestra as well as interviews with composers, conductors, orchestra members, and other people associated with Toscanini. This segment includes a performance of Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda and features Toscanini: The Metropolitan Years, Part II, about Toscanini's time at the Metropolitan Opera.
Date: March 30, 1966
Duration: 54 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Gillis, Don

NBC Radio Broadcast: Toscanini - The Man Behind the Legend, 4/13/1966

Description: This recording is a part of the radio series “Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend,” which was a tribute to conductor Arturo Toscanini. The broadcasts consist of music performed by the NBC Orchestra as well as interviews with composers, conductors, orchestra members, and other people associated with Toscanini. This segment includes performances of Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre, Liadov's Kikimora, and Saint-Saëns's Symphony No. 3.
Date: April 13, 1966
Duration: 55 minutes 23 seconds
Creator: Gillis, Don

NBC Radio Broadcast: Toscanini - The Man Behind the Legend, 1/12/1966

Description: This recording is a part of the radio series “Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend,” which was a tribute to conductor Arturo Toscanini. The broadcasts consist of music performed by the NBC Orchestra as well as interviews with composers, conductors, orchestra members, and other people associated with Toscanini. This segment includes a performance of selections from Verdi's Requiem and features "In Memoriam for Arturo Toscanini."
Date: January 12, 1966
Duration: 54 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: Gillis, Don

NBC Radio Broadcast: Toscanini - The Man Behind the Legend, 1/19/1966

Description: This recording is a part of the radio series “Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend,” which was a tribute to conductor Arturo Toscanini. The broadcasts consist of music performed by the NBC Orchestra as well as interviews with composers, conductors, orchestra members, and other people associated with Toscanini. This segment includes performances of Gluck's Overture to Iphigenia in Aulis, Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Brahms's Concerto for Violin and Cello.
Date: January 19, 1966
Duration: 54 minutes 36 seconds
Creator: Gillis, Don

NBC Radio Broadcast: Toscanini - The Man Behind the Legend, 2/16/1966

Description: This recording is a part of the radio series “Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend,” which was a tribute to conductor Arturo Toscanini. The broadcasts consist of music performed by the NBC Orchestra as well as interviews with composers, conductors, orchestra members, and other people associated with Toscanini. This segment includes performances of excerpts from Verdi's Aida and features an interview with tenor Richard Tucker.
Date: February 16, 1966
Duration: 55 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Gillis, Don
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