Thursday, March 26, 2009

While Classical WETA-FM Continues To Suppress American Classical Music, National Gallery Of Art Continues To Celebrate American Classical Music

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2,717th Free Concert Celebrating World and American Classical Music
March 29, 2009
Sunday, 6:30 pm, West Building Lecture Hall
FREE (first come, first served)

Alan Mandel, pianist

Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829 – 1869)

Bamboula, Danse des negres (1848)
The Dying Poet (1863)
L’Union (1852)

Elie Siegmeister (1909 – 1991)

Sonata No. 1 (“American”) (1944)

Fast, with Fiery Energy
Moderately Slow, with Great Dignity
Lusty and Joyous

Alan Mandel (b. 1935)

Steps to Mount Olympus (2006)

Andante con moto
Misurato; con eleganza
Andante espressivo
Allegrissimo; energico


Charles Ives (1874–1954)

Piano Sonata No. 2 (“Concord, Mass., 1840 – 1860”) (1916, revised 1947)

The Alcotts

National Gallery of Art Concert Program Notes


Sharon Percy Rockefeller's supremacist, Classical WETA-FM, so-called public radio in the Nation's Capital, now working day and night to suppress American classical music.

Header photo credits:

Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Diana of the Tower, conceived 1892/1893, cast 1899
Pepita Milmore Memorial Fund

"Imagine this diminutive sculpture of Diana the Huntress as a rotating, 18-foot-tall, gilded weathervane atop the tower of the newly built Madison Square Garden. In collaboration with his friend, architect Stanford White (the Garden's architect), Saint-Gaudens originally designed the monumental Diana to reign over the New York skyline, a rival to Bartholdi's Liberty in New York Harbor. But Saint-Gaudens' figure proved too unwieldy to function properly (the original had metal drapery attached as a rudder) and was removed. He then designed a 13-foot version, which also failed as a weathervane and had to be bolted fast to the tower."

Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Shaw Memorial, 1900
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire

Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Charles Stewart Butler and Lawrence Smith Butler, 1880-1881
Avalon Fund and Margaret Bouton Memorial Fund

All three images copyright © 2009 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.


You guessed it, another day of absolutely no American classical music on Sharon Percy Rockefeller's supremacist, American classical art disdaining Classical WETA-FM, in the Nation's Capital.


Next February 3 and 4, 2010, the San Francisco Symphony, under American conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, performs Henry Brant’s spectacular arrangement of Charles Ives's Concord Sonata -- entitled A Concord Symphony.

Unlike earlier when WETA-FM was responsibly managed, don't expect to hear this American classical music masterpiece on Sharon Percy Rockefeller's new, supremacist Classical WETA-FM, so-called public radio in the Nation's Capital.


A member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters, Henry Brant was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Ice Field (2001). He received two Guggenheim Fellowships and was the first America composer to win the Prix Italia. Among other honors are Ford Foundation, Fromm Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Koussevitzky awards and the American Music Center’s Letter of Distinction. The Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel, Switzerland, European Union, has acquired Brant’s complete archive of original manuscripts including over 300 works.

Charles Ives, obviously banned and considered degenerate music, on Sharon Percy Rockefeller's supremacist Classical WETA-FM, so-called public radio in the Nation's Capital.


Reich Music, Nazi-approved music


Blogger Garth Trinkl said...

From e-mail received:

"It's indeed unfortunate that WETA appears to have consistently failed to play American classical music. However, this failure to play American composers may just be symptomatic of the general cautiousness in programming of US classical stations in general. They are very afraid of alienating listeners and possibly losing listeners. And, unfortunately, it's true that many people who listen to classical music are very conservative in their tastes and are reluctant to listen to anything but the same old war horses.

I listen to WQXR, in New York City, and this station is never afraid to play American music. They have played music by leading contemporary or recently deceased composers as Adams, Glass, Reich, Corigliano, Torke, Lou Harrison and others; as well as music by Copland, Ives, Barber, William Schuman and others"…

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