Paul Bowles

The Voices of Paul Bowles

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Audio portrait on cassette of the author/composer with stories, selected works, early compositions ("Music for a Farce," "Interlude and Prelude # 2," long unavailable) and environmental recordings made near his Moroccan home. In a library you may still find his wonderful pieces "A Picnic Cantata" (1955) for four women's voices, two pianos, and percussion (including a milk bottle and cigar box) (Columbia LP with pianists Gold and Fizdale), "The Wind Remains" (1943) (an opera which is based on an abstraction of the third act of Garcia Lorca's "Asi Que Pasen Cinco Anos") (MGM Records disc E3549, contains also composer Peggy Glanville-Hick's "Letters From Morocco," which are settings of texts by Bowles).

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