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Silverman: Elephant Steps - A Fearful Radio Show / Michael Tilson Thomas

Release Date: 06/04/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 49319  
Composer:  Stanley Silverman
Performer:  Rose TaylorAlbertine RobinsonJune MagruderJane Gunter,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Music by Stanley Silverman, libretto by Richard Foreman.

1 Elephant Drone; Elephants 3:01
2 Elephant Heartbeats 2:03
3 Don’t You Believe; My Ears 2:21
4 All Shook Up 1:33
5 Read My Palms; My Hands Are Inside the Wall; Gavotte 3:52
6 Read My Palm; Watch Me Move; I’m No Closer; Look at My Hands 6:33
7 Stop Seeing Reinhardt 5:23
8 Entr’acte; Watch Me Put My Right Foot 5:27
9 I Am No Longer Beautiful; Beautiful As Is 4:43
10 We Sit in the Window 4:13
11 Gypsy Tango; Shoot Them 3:31
12 You’re on the Radio; Radio Waves 3:34
13 Dreaming of Reinhardt 1:04
14 Midnight Sun 4:05
15 Photograph Song 1:29
Read more Madrigals 2:50
17 Vaudeville Chase; Stirring Soup; A Strange Thing 4:32
18 Finale 4:35

Scrubwoman – Karen Altman
Hannah – Susan Belling
Max – Luther Enstad
Doctor – Roland Gagnon
Otto – Larry Marshall
Rock Singer – Luther Rix
Ragtime Lady – Marilyn Sokol
Hartman – PhilipSteele
Archangel – Michael Tilson Thomas

Chorus: Patti Austin, Jane Gunter, Dianne Higginbotham, June Magruder, Patricia Price, Albertine Robinson, Maeretha Stewart, Rose Taylor

Electronic music realized by Pril Smiley at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Laboratory. Read less

Works on This Recording

Elephant Steps by Stanley Silverman
Performer:  Rose Taylor (Mezzo Soprano), Albertine Robinson (Voice), June Magruder (Voice),
Jane Gunter (Voice), Michael Tilson Thomas (Voice), Martin Sokol (Voice),
Larry Marshall (Voice), Luther Enstad (Voice), Karen Altman (Voice),
Susan Belling (Voice), Roland Gagnon (Voice), Luther Rix (Voice),
Philip Steele (Voice), Patti Austin (Voice), June Higginbotham (Voice),
Patricia Price (Voice), Maeretha Stewart (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 07/1993 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, N 

Sound Samples

Elephant Drone; Elephants
Elephant Heartbeats
Don't You Believe?; My Ears
All Shook Up
Read My Palms; My Hands Are Inside the Wall; Gavotte
Read My Palm; Watch Me Move; I'm No Closer; Look At My Hands
Stop Seeing Reinhardt
Entr'Acte; Watch Me Put My Right Foot
I Am No Longer Beautiful; Beautiful As Is
We Sit in the Window
Gypsy Tango; Shoot Them
You're on the Radio; Radio Waves
Dreaming of Reinhardt
Midnight Sun
Photograph Song
Vaudeville Chase; Stirring Soup; A Strange Thing

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