Interview Date: July 8, 2011 @11am EDT
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys
I don’t know where to begin, or how to explain the gravity and cultural significance of my next guest. Ray Price is a Country honky-tonk legend who, by all accounts, kept the Hard Country torch alive as the rest of the world was turning its back and jumping on the Rock ’n ’Roll bandwagon.1 He is a man whose “music” and “message”, I would argue, is more relevant today than any other time in history. To listen to him is to listen to over a hundred years of American history all boiled down into one well crafted tune; a man so important that Hank Williams
S01 Ep05 (4 of 4) - Getting into the Head and Heart of Maestro John Morris RussellSpecial Guest: The great Maestro John Morris Russell and I finish off by looking at some of the giants of conducting. Mr. Russell also goes into great detail to explain the conception, some believe, that Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern painted music into a corner.
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Bartók, Béla Viktor János / Concerto for Orchestra – Fritz Reiner; Chicago Symphony Orchestra (RCA Victor LM-1934) – This is a truly amazing Symphonic record. This highly sought after LP has been talked about since the day it was released in 1956. An interesting side note to this, Bartok’s final work; in the Concerto for Orchestra’s (fourth movement), called Intermezzo interrotto is known as being a scathing political statement about Shostakovich’s Symphony No.7. Bartok was infuriated at the media attention Shostakovich’s Symphony No.7 (Leningrad) got from Arturo Toscanini conducting it on July 19, 1942 (in fact it became so famous that Shostakovich landed on the front cover of Time Magazine) 1,2(Another recording to look for is