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AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #05: Sacred and Profane

Ghosts and Poltergeists; Snakes, and Vipers mix in this episode of American Highways. Sacred and Profane; each makes the other more poignant. One does not exist without the other.

Pianist Guy Livingston brings us music that crosses mystical borders. George’s Crumb’s mythological and devout Makrokosmos is the centerpiece of Guy’s performance next week in Eindhoven. Tickets are free for this lunch-concert on February 19 2015 at the Philips Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven.

Theme Music:
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984):
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams. 
Nonesuch Records 79101
1. Fats Waller. Viper’s Drag (1930).
Dick Hyman.
Reference Recordings 1990

2. George Antheil. Serpent mécanique (1922).
Guy Livingston, Philipe Keler, Stéphane Leach, pianists.
Wergo Records 67622 

3. William Bolcom. 
Garden of Eden: The Serpent’s Kiss (1994).
Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann.
Naxos 8.559244

4. William Bolcom
Three Rags: I. Poltergeist . II. Graceful Ghost.
III. Incineratorag.
Ying Quartet.
Quartz CD

5. George Crumb. Makrokosmos Volume 2 (1973):
a. Morning Music.
b. Mystic Chord.
c. Rain-Death Variations.
d. Twin Suns.
e. Ghost Nocturne.
f. Gargoyles.
g. Tora!Tora!Tora!
h. A Prophesy of Nostradamus.
i. Cosmic Wind.
j. Voices form "Corona Borealis".
k. Litany for the Galactic Bells.
l. Agnus Dei.
Robert Groslot, piano. 
Vanguard 08 9103 71

6. Fats Waller.  Viper’s Drag (1930).
Bob Barnard and the Antti Sarpila Swing Band. 
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