Audio / Video

Move over Pierre Boulez

  • Episode 1, Part 1
  • 01:19:22
  • Episode 1, Part 2
  • 00:30:10
  • Episode 2, Part 1
  • 01:07:43
  • Episode 2, Part 2
  • 00:48:23


Two talks about women composers and conductors in those male dominated fields, broadcast on KPFA on February 16 and February 23, 1972. Includes excerpts from women's compositions. From the folio: "Women in the fields of composition and conducting are like icebergs floating in male-infested waters. Only about 10% are visible. Barbara Kraft and Varda Ullman have already done some mind-boggling aqueous soundings; they plan to lower depth charges to see what else surfaces. Warning: This program may be hazardous to the listing balance of the musical establishment." Part 1 includes recordings by Maria Agata Szymanowska (1789-1831,Poland), Gra┼╝yna Bacewicz (1909-1969, Poland),Lili Boulanger (1893-1918, France), Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983, France), Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983, England), and Thea Musgrave (b. 1928, Englad). Produced and hosted by Barbara Kraft and Varda Ullman. Part 2 includes more contemporary Los Angeles-area composers including Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953), Mary Ann Eusler[sp?](in studio), Gladys Nordenstrom (b. 1924), and Victoria Bond (in studio, b. 1945).



Move over Pierre Boulez


Ullman, Varda. producer.

Kraft, Barbara. producer.


Pacifica Radio Archive.

KPFK (Radio station : Los Angeles, Calif.).


Los Angeles :, Pacifica Radio Archives,, 1972.


1 online resource.


Pacifica Radio Archives.

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Grant Information

Sponsored by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project.

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PRA_NHPRC1_BC0698_00_001_0A_FULL.mp3 Episode 1, Part 1 01:19:22

PRA_NHPRC1_BC0698_00_001_0B.mp3 Episode 1, Part 2 00:30:10

PRA_NHPRC1_BC0698_00_002_0A_FULL.mp3 Episode 2, Part 1 01:07:43

PRA_NHPRC1_BC0698_00_002_0B.mp3 Episode 2, Part 2 00:48:23

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