Author Topic: Music by Frank LLoyd Wright?  (Read 514 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline shstrang98@gmail.com

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Location: Louisiana, USA
Music by Frank LLoyd Wright?
« on: May 26, 2021, 03:47:00 PM »
Hello
Many years ago I subscribed to Digital Audio and Compact Disc Review magazine.   Later it mutated into CD Review Magazine.

I would've sworn I saw ads for CD's that were related to Frank Lloyd Wright in some way.

There was an ad that showed CD's that said something about music composed by Wright inspired by his experience of seeing northern lights.

Maybe I'm wrong.

Any ideas?  I haven't found them in the few of those magazines I can found.

Thanks

Offline MusicTurner

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 2914
  • Location: Cph
Re: Music by Frank LLoyd Wright?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2021, 08:08:04 PM »
1)

Before trying to go further ahead, I guess it can be established that it wasn't the Norwegian composer

Geir Tveitt's piano concerto 'Aurora Borealis',

recorded for example on the Naxos label?

(The names Wright and Tveitt are a bit similar :) )
« Last Edit: May 26, 2021, 09:23:25 PM by MusicTurner »

Offline MusicTurner

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 2914
  • Location: Cph
Re: Music by Frank LLoyd Wright?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2021, 09:22:56 PM »
2)

The CD with piano works etc. by his father, William Carey Wright, contains simple pieces in a conservative taste of his day, and doesn't seem to include any reference to the Northern Lights:

(Atlanta Waltz (1:38), O Linger Not Love (6:05), Hemlock Ridge Quick Step (2:08), Lagreable Reverie (8:09), Star of My Home (3:51), Robin Waltz (2:28), Nymphs of the Woods (2:36), After Winter Cometh Summer (3:52), Light Hearted Cadets March (1:53), Playful Mood Mazurka (1:53), Sunny Side of Life (3:35), Lillies Invitation Waltz (2:12), Sympathy Schottish (1:34), Breakdown Polka (1:44), Over the Mountain March (2:43), Nightingales Serenade (2:25), Robins Morning Song (3:08), Mothers Awaiting (3:37), Floating On the Bay (5:20), Hour of Melancholy (5:42), Fallen Heros Triumph (4:52))

https://wrightonthepark.org/product/the-music-of-william-c-wright-solo-piano-and-vocal-works-1847-1893-audio-cd/
https://www.disegnodaily.com/article/the-music-that-inspired-frank-lloyd-wright

Offline MusicTurner

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 2914
  • Location: Cph
Re: Music by Frank LLoyd Wright?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 11:04:04 AM »
3)

Frank Lloyd Wright's own poem "Work Song" has been set to music by his 3rd wife Olgivanna Lloyd Wright,
but it doesn't contain allusions to the Northern Lights.

Text: https://digitalcollections.uark.edu/digital/collection/joneswright/id/1360/

Concert programme, including that song and some music that inspired the architect too:
https://www.chicagoacappella.org/concerts/program_notes/music_in_the_life_of_frank_lloyd_wright

CD release, related to this:
https://www.discogs.com/Various-Music-Architecture-Wright/release/4135755
https://www.discogs.com/artist/3069681-Olgivanna-Lloyd-Wright

About Olgivanna:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olgivanna_Lloyd_Wright
« Last Edit: May 27, 2021, 11:09:07 AM by MusicTurner »