Friday, March 27, 2009

Cowboys & Indians

Here I am a tough desperado ready for trouble. A bust-up with bad guys or a shoot-out with Indians could breakout at any moment!

I am Randy Anderson and on the Piano this Sunday - Cowboys & Indians. At the end of the 19th century there was a great intellectual curiosity in Native Americans and their music. The best example of this are the "Indian" themes from Dvorak's Symphony from the New World. These fragments were collected by the American Indianists and arranged for the most popular instrument of the day, the piano. You will be amazed at how far these musical notations reached out into the musical world. Then there are cowboy songs and the folks that collected them. It is wild to think of a Cowboy musical, but there was one.
Hear these truly American pieces on the Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 here on KPAC and KTXI.

host Randy Anderson

1 comment:

Nathan said...

What a terrific picture!!