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A List David Diamond Audio Clips Posted on YouTube Posted by Pokajanen

This is an interview with Diamond taped on June 28, 1988 at his home on Edgerton Street in Rochester, NY. In it Diamond reminisces about Koussevitzky, his early symphonies, and his early days. Daron Hagen, a student of Diamond's, once wrote the following about David, and it's important to keep in mind as you listen to this interview: "When David reminisced, the facts could sometimes be sketchy, but the point was always clear." He often reads from his diaries. To listen, click here.

To listen to the doctoral forum/symposium with David Diamond, Milton Babbitt, and Joel Sachs at the Juilliard School of Music, click here.

To listen to an interview of David Diamond with composer, John Corigliano taped in October of 1990, on the occassion of Diamond's 75th birthday, click here.

This is an interview Bruce Duffie did with David Diamond at WNIB when Diamond was in town to hear the Chicago Symphony play his 5th Symphony. Click here.

To listen to a brief radio interview with David Diamond accompanying the performance of his Concerto for String Quartet with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Julliard Quartet, click here.

Symphony in One Movement with Rochester Civic Orchestra, April 18, 1934, conducted by Howard Hanson. This symphony was written while Diamond was a student at the Eastman School of Music. It was supressed by Diamond as juvenilia and never intended to be heard. The recording is poor. Nevertheless, it's interesting for fans of Diamond's music. To listen, click here.

David Diamond's Cello Concerto. This performance features cellist, Luigi Silva with Howard Hanson conducting the Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra from a performance on April 30, 1942. This concerto dates from early in Diamond's career. To listen, click here.

The Westchester Symphony plays David Diamond's Concerto for Small Orchestra (1940), conducted by Anthony Aibel from a performance on February 27, 1993. To listen, click here.

David Diamond's Concerto for String Quartet (1996). The Minnesota Orchestra and the Julliard String Quarte, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. Note that this is not his concerto of 1936, but one written for the 50th anniversary of the Julliard String Quartet in 1996. To listen, click here. To read a review of this event, click here.

Concerto for Two Solo Pianos. This performance dates from April, 1987. The performers are unknown. To listen, click here.

Canticle for Violin and Piano (1946). To listen, click here.

Perpetual Motion for Violin and Piano (1946). To listen, click here.

Tomb of Melville, a work for solo piano (1950). To listen, click here.

Violin Sonata No. 1 To listen, click here.

Violin Sonata No. 2 with Robert McDuffie, violin, Barbara Weintraub, piano. From the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, July 29, 1988. To listen, click here.

A performance of David Diamond's Gambit for piano. To listen, click here.

A performance of Timon of Athens (1955). To listen, click here.

The World of Paul Klee (1958). To listen, click here.

Ceremonial Fanfare, a short piece for winds performed by the Michigan State University School of Music Wind Symphonyon December 6, 1987. Conducted by Kenneth Bloomquist. To listen, click here.

Portrait of Virgil at 90, a piano piece portraying Virgil Thomson at ninety, written by David Diamond in 1986. The pianist is Bennett Lerner. This is from the World Premier in March, 1987. To listen, click here.

World Premier performance of Tantivy (1988). Piece for wind ensemble commissioned for the CCM Wind Ensemble. To listen, click here.

A performance of David Diamond'sTrio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, written in 1996. To listen, click here.


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