22 October 2012

One hour of radio seems like nothing! Rite of Spring is playing this Saturday at Hill Auditorium.  Both are 100 years old.  The Mariinsky Orchestra with Denis Matsuev on piano.  Valery Gergiev conducting.

One of Frank Zappa’s favorite albums was the “World Wide Orchestra’s” recording of Rite of Spring.  Turns out, it was Vanguard Records’ way of getting out of copyright honesty, and the recording was actually the San Francisco Orchestra with Pierre Monteux conducting – the conductor who premiered Rite of Spring in 1913 at which the piece nearly incited a riot.

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring rerelease via.me/-69gugx4

— Karl (@karlwill) October 22, 2012

WCBN has the same version that Frank Zappa listened to; complete with generic and strange LP art.

Hour 1

2:54 PM
Tom Waits
Goin’ Out West
Bone Machine

2:49 PM
The Jim Carroll Band
People Who Died
Catholic Boy

2:49 PM
Black Mountain
Modern Music
Black Mountain

2:48 PM
Your Game
Body to Body Job to Job
Young God

2:15 PM
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Sleep Is Wrong
Grand Opening and Closing

2:13 PM
Cline, Giffoni, Licht, Ranaldo
Nothing Make Any Sense
Nothing Makes Any Sense
No Fun Productions

2:03 PM
Stravinsky (World Wide Orchestra, which is pseudonymn for San Fran Symp Orchestra with Pierre Monteux conducting)
Rite of Spring
Rite of Spring, The Fertility of the Earth – Part 1