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Composer Marta Ptaszyńska (Episode 39)

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Composer Marta Ptaszyńska (Episode 39)
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A program focusing on the work of Polish-born contemporary composer and percussionist Marta Ptaszyńska, who teaches musical composition at UC Berkeley. Produced and presented by Virginia Kosanovic. Self-contained. [This reel is an aircheck that lacks the outro]. Contents: Intro; followed by an interview with Ptaszyńska conducted at her home; then three of Marta Ptaszynska's compositions: Improvisation for Orchestra (1968 premier performance); Siderals for percussion ensemble; and Madrigals for wind quartet, string quartet, trumpet and trombone. Engineered by Susan Kernes. Portions of this program were broadcast in a "Focus on Women Composers" program that aired in March 1977.

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Date Recorded on: 
January 14, 1978
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFA, January 14, 1978
Item duration: 
1 reels (55 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1978
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RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230,
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This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email:  americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.

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