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LINER NOTES FOR PAUL BOWLES' MUSIC RECORDINGS

by Irene Herrmann

 

LPs (Records / Albums)

 

Morris Hastings, Concerto for Two Pianos, Winds and Percussion, performed by Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale (Columbia Masterworks ML 2128, 1950) [10-inch LP]

 
Paul Bowles, Music for a Farce, Scènes d'Anabase (Columbia Masterworks ML 4845, 1954)
 
Unsigned, A Picnic Cantata (Columbia Masterworks ML 5068, 1955)
 

Ned Rorem, "Once a Lady Was Here", "Song of an Old Woman" (in album entitled But Yesterday is Not Today, New World Records NW 23, 1977)

 

Paul Sperry, "Once a Lady Was Here", "Three", "Letter to Freddy", April Fool Baby", "Baby, Baby" (in album entitled Paul Sperry Sings Romantic American Songs, GSS Records GSS 405, 1984)

 
Edwin Cole, The Wind Remains, Music for a Farce (MGM Records E 3549, 1969)
 

Unsigned, Six Preludes for Piano (in album entitled American Encores from a Russian Tour, Golden Crest Records CRS 4065, 1964)

 

Frank Cooper, Dance, Cross-Country for Two Pianos, Sonatina for Piano (Musical Heritage SocietyMHS 912040X, 1987)

 

CDs (Compact Discs):

Steven Ledbetter, Six Latin American Pieces, Carretera de Estepona (in album entitled Music in the American Grain, Cedille Records CDR 90000 010, 1992)

 

Robert Briatte and Yves Petit de Voize, Concerto for Two Pianos, Winds and Percussion, Night Waltz For Two Pianos, various songs and piano pieces (in album entitled Paul Bowles: An American in Paris, Koch/Swann, 3 1574 2m, 1995)

 

Irene Herrmann, Sonata for Oboe and Clarinet, Sonata for Flute and Piano, Nocturne for Two Pianos, Scènes d'Anabase, various songs and piano pieces (in the album entitled Paul Bowles: A Musical Portrait, Koch International Classics, 3 7343 2H1, 1995―out of print.) These recordings have been reissued and are now available for purchase. See: Paul Bowles: A Musical Portrait

 

David Drew, Concerto for Two Pianos, Winds and Percussion, Sonata for Flute and Piano, Music for a Farce, Sonata for Oboe and Clarinet, Hippolytos and Salomé, Scènes d'Anabase, Night Waltz for Two Pianos (in album entitled Paul Bowles: Migrations, Largo 5131, 1995) (The album booklet also contains brief comments by Paul Bowles on all the works except Scènes d'Anabase.)

 
Cori Ellison, Blue Mountain Ballads and other songs (New World Records NW 369 2, 1989)
 

K. Robert Schwarz, Pastorela: First Suite, Suite for Small Orchestra, Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, The Wind Remains, Secret Words: A Suite of Six Songs (arranged and orchestrated by Jonathan Sheffer) In album entitled The Music of Paul Bowles, BMG Catalyst 09026 68409 2, 1996.

 
Mark Clinton, Concerto for Two Pianos, Winds and Percussion (Elan Recordings CD 82404, 1999)
 
Unsigned, Music for a Farce (Innova 522, 1998)
 
Patrick Rucker, Music for a Farce (Reference Recordings RR 29 CD, 1989)
 

Bennett Lerner, Six Preludes for Piano, Six Latin American Pieces (in album entitled American Piano Music, Etcetera Records KTC 1019, 1984) (The notes contain commentary by Paul Bowles.)

 

Bennett Lerner, Dance, Cross-Country for Two Pianos, Sonatina for Piano (in album entitled American Piano Music, Vol. II, Etcetera Records KTC 1036, 1986)

 
Irene Herrmann is the musical heir of the Estate of Paul Bowles: Herrmann@ucsc.edu

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