Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Letter To WETA President and CEO Sharon Percy Rockefeller: Notes Toward A Nation's Capital Public Classical Radio Station Worthy Of A Great Nation

Ms. Sharon Percy Rockefeller
President and CEO
2775 South Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22206
tel 703.998.2600
fax 703.998.3401

Dear Ms. Rockefeller:

Below is American Pianist Jeni Slotchiver's
program from this past Sunday evening's National Gallery
of Art distinguished recital and concert series.

I understand that WETA, in the Nation's Capital,
was once interested in 'The American Experience'.

Sincerely yours,

Pan Cogito



Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 – 1959)
Bachianas brasileiras no. 4 (1930 – 1941)
Preludio (Introdução) (Prelude: Introduction)
Coral (Canto do sertão) (Chorale: Song of the Jungle)
Aria (Cantiga) (Aria: Song)
Dansa (Miudinho) (Dance: Samba Step)

Francisco Mignone (1897 – 1986)
Sonatina no. 4 (1949)
Allegro con umore

Carlos Guastavino (1912 – 2000)
Las Niñas (The Girls) (1951)
Bailecito (Dance) (1941)
Gato (Cat) (1940)
Camargo Guarnieri (1907 – 1993)
Dansa negra (1948)

Frutuoso de Lima Viana (1896 – 1976)
Corta-Jaca (Brazilian Folk Dance) (1932)


Ferruccio Busoni (1866 – 1924)
Indian Diary: Book One (Four Studies on Motifs of the
Native American Indians) (1915)
He-Hea Katzina Song (Hopi)
Song of Victory (Cheyenne)
Blue Bird Song (Pima) and Corn-Grinding Song (Lagunas)
Passamquoddy Dance Song (Wabanakis) and
He-Hea Katzina Song (Hopi)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 – 1912)
Deep River (1904)

R. Nathaniel Dett (1882 – 1943)
Juba (1913)

Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829 – 1869)
Souvenir de Puerto Rico, op. 31 (1857)
L’Union (1862)

American Pianist Jeni Slotchiver's classical musicianship is too American for Sharon Percy Rockefeller's Classical WETA-FM, so-called classical public radio for 'Greater Washington' and the Nation's Capital.

Photo credit: (c) Cadenza Musicians Directory. All rights reserved.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art American Art Wing, Paintings and Sculpture

The San Francisco De Young Museum of Art American Art Wing

"The de Young houses one of the finest collections of American paintings in the United States. Strengthened by the acquisition of the Rockefeller Collection of American Art, the de Young's treasures include more than 1000 paintings that represent a spectrum of American art from colonial times into the twenty-first century. Gems of the collection include George Caleb Bingham's Boatmen on the Missouri, Frederic Edwin Church's Rainy Season in the Tropics, Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park #116, and 20th-century treasures from artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, and Grant Wood."

The National Gallery of Art's American Paintings Galleries.

Selected Online Tours

American Portraits of the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
American Impressionists of the Late 1800s and Early 1900s
American Realists of the Early 1900s
Mary Cassatt: Selected Paintings
John Singleton Copley
Portraits of the Founding Benefactors
Gilbert Stuart
Gilbert Stuart Paints the First Five Presidents
Homer and Eakins: American Painters in the Late 1800s
Selected African American Artists
Whistler, Sargent, and Tanner: Americans Abroad in the Late 1800s

In-Depth Studies

American Masters from Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection
Exploring Themes in American Art
American Impressionism and Realism
John Singleton Copley: Watson and the Shark
William Harnett: Trompe l'Oeil
Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art
Jasper Johns: Perilous Night
Thomas Moran
Jackson Pollock: Number 1, 1950, (Lavender Mist)
Edward Ruscha: Lisp
Frederic Remington
Mark Rothko
Edward Steichen: Le Tournesol (The Sunflower)

Streaming Slideshow

Winslow Homer: Right and Left

Smithsonian American Art Museum


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