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Douglas Townsend's Fourth Annual Social Networking Concer... added by douglastownsend on 15 Jun 2013
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This is a podcast with pictures of the Fourth Annual Social Networking Concert, curated by founder Douglas Townsend (1921-2012), recorded live on April 23, 2013, at Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan. Audio by Eric Somers of Sandbook Studio. 28 musicians and 2 conductors participated, performing 9 chamber works of contemporary composers invited by Townsend to submit compositions.
Douglas Townsend Memorial Concert 9/16/12 added by douglastownsend on 8 Feb 2013
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This is a podcast with pictures of the All-Townsend Memorial Concert which was held in Manhattan at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on September 16, 2012. The concert was curated and hosted by pianist David Oei, and co-produced by David Oei and Townsend's widow, Jean Townsend. 16 professionals musicians who were friends of Townsend performed 8 of his chamber works, and 8 speakers eulogized the American composer.
Douglas Townsend's Third Annual Social Networking Concert added by douglastownsend on 8 Feb 2013
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This is a podcast of a live concert on April 24, 2012 at Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan. It features the compositions of 8 living composers performed by over 20 professional musicians, all friends of curator and producer Composer Douglas Townsend. Sound engineering by Eric Somers of Sandbook Studio. The composers in this year's concert are: Ned Rorem, David L. Post, Emma Lou Diemer, Houston Dunleavy, Douglas Townsend, Mohammed Fairouz, Avner Dorman, and Adrienne Albert. Hosted by John Delmar.
Music for a snowy winter's day added by douglastownsend on 25 Dec 2009
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A discussion/review by Leonard Bogat of "winter music," with video selections from four composers embedded within the online article. The composers are Tchaikovsky, John Cage, Chopin and Douglas Townsend. Philadelphia Examiner, 12/22/09. The selections for Douglas Townsend are his fantasies on "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" and on "The Coventry Carol." From Townsend's FANTASIES ON CHRISTMAS CAROLS for piano four-hands, published by C.F. Peters.
YouTube added by douglastownsend on 24 Dec 2009
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Here are two of Townsend's FANTASIES ON CHRISTMAS CAROLS for piano four-hands, performed by piano duo Laura Ravotti and Nataliya Medvedovskaya at the Bechstein Piano Center in Manhattan. These two fantasies are on "Wassail Song" and "Silent Night." All six Christmas Carol Fantasies are published by C.F. Peters.
YouTube added by douglastownsend on 20 Dec 2009
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Here are two of Townsend's FANTASIES ON CHRISTMAS CAROLS for piano four-hands, performed by piano duo Laura Ravotti and Nataliya Medvedovskaya at the Bechstein Piano Center in Manhattan. These two fantasies are on ""God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" and "The Coventry Carol." All six Christmas Carol Fantasies are published by C.F. Peters.
YouTube added by douglastownsend on 20 Dec 2009
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Here are two of Townsend's FANTASIES ON CHRISTMAS CAROLS, played by the piano duo of Laura Ravotti and Nataliya Medvedovskaya at the Bechstein Piano Center in Manhattan. These two fantasies are on "Il Est Ne (He Is Born)" and "All Through the Night." All six fantasies are published by C.F. Peters.
ByLion--September 21 added by douglastownsend on 18 Nov 2009
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Week in Performing Arts: An announcement of the lecture/recital by Dr. Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry on September 23, 2009 at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA.
Douglas Townsend added by douglastownsend on 14 Nov 2009
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My "jumbo" website containing all of my websites, music, bio, picture, etc. Good format for easy perusal.
Latest News of James & Susan McKeever added by douglastownsend on 22 Sep 2009
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Description of the program on January 21, 2009. where McKeever played two of Townsend's fantasies on American folk songs.
American Music Center added by douglastownsend on 21 Sep 2009
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Townsend was awarded a Composer's Assistance Grant for this premiere of "Overture Concertante" by the American Music Center.
New England Foundation for the Arts | New England Foundat... added by douglastownsend on 21 Sep 2009
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Meet the Composer/New England awarded Townsend a grant for his activities in connection with this performance of "The Ridgefield Rag": a local lecture on the history of piano four-hands music; a half-hour interview on public radio in Monroe, CT; and dedicating and donating a copy of the score to the town through its representative, Rudy Marconi.
Meet The Composer added by douglastownsend on 21 Sep 2009
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Meet the Composer awarded Townsend a grant in connection with this performance of "The Ridgefield Rag." Townsend gave a local lecture on the history of piano four-hands music, and he gave half-hour interview with selections of his music on public radio in Monroe, CT. He also dedicated "The Ridgefield Rag" to the town on the occasion of its 300th anniversay, and presented the town's representative, Rudy Marconi, with a score.
Community Calendar added by douglastownsend on 21 Sep 2009
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Description of First Annual Winter Harbor Music Festival.
Description of First Annual Winter Harbor Music Festival ... added by douglastownsend on 21 Sep 2009
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Feature Article about 10/04/08, RSO's Opening Night of 20... added by douglastownsend on 21 Sep 2009
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An article about Gerald Steichen's debut as Music Director of the RSO and about the opening night program. There is a discussion of Douglas Townsend's "Ridgefield Rag" for piano four-hands and orchestra, a piece written in Ridgefield in the mid-eighties and performed by the RSO on the occasion of the town's 300th anniversary. Townsend dedicated the piece to the town, and after the performance presented a copy of the score to a representative of the town, Rudy Marconi. Gerald Steichen was part of the piano duo playing the rag with the orchestra. Petko Dimitrov conducted the piece.
NewsModo: Article Display - At 85, local composer's lates... added by douglastownsend on 21 Sep 2009
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An interview with Townsend about the world premiere of his "Overture Concertante" with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra in September of 2007.
Grace Notes: Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Westport Publi... added by douglastownsend on 21 Sep 2009
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A description of the opening night concert of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra's 2007-08 season. The world premiere of Townsend's "Overture Concertante" is discussed.
Beyond the Art of Finger Dexterity: Reassessing Carl Cze... added by douglastownsend on 21 Sep 2009
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A book of essays appraising the work of Carl Czerny. Townsend wrote Chapter 11, discussing the orchestral music of Czerny. Published in 4/08 by the University of Rochester Press for the Eastman Studies in Music Series.
Live Performance of Townsend's "Fantasy on The Wassail So... added by douglastownsend on 20 Sep 2009
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Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia perform Townsend's "Fantasy on The Wassail Song" as an encore at their December 11, 2008 concert at Lefrak Concert Hall, the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College.
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