As part of its celebration of American Mavericks, San Francisco Symphony has prepared a series of online listening rooms, in which you can listen to clips from key works from a range of iconoclastic American composers and join in with discussions taking place on the page.
The first of these presents Henry Cowell's Piano Concerto, which "tells us what a piano sounds like when forearm meets keyboard." Below is one of the excerpts from the concerto used in the listening room. View the further extracts and program notes here.
Cowell's Piano Concerto, performed by the San Francisco Symphony
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