G01 [Audio]
"The Lovers" Privately recorded, c1949. Set to music by Michael Sahl. Performed by Harold Sahl, baritone and Michael Sahl, piano.  From "Central Park" in TG.  3 minutes.

 

G02 [Audio]

Untitled.  Hootenanny Records, New York, 1950.  Album No. 103-A. "In Contempt.” Set to music by Betty Sanders. Performed by Laura Duncan, soprano; Betty Sanders, soprano; Ernie Lieberman, tenor; and Osborne Smith, bass. In DV as Part Four of "October in Freedom Land."

 

G03 [Audio]

[World Poetry of Freedom]  [I have not been able to locate this recording.]

 

G04 [Audio]

Denmark Vesey Oratorio.  Electro-Vox, Hollywood, CA, 1954.  Recording of the 19 May 1954 premiere performance. Set to music by Waldemar Hille. Performed by the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles Choir and Fraternal Singers.  Carroll Hollister, piano.  Conducted by Arthur Atkins. In DV. Two discs, four sides, 70 minutes.

 

G05 [Audio]

Roll the Forbidden Drums: Excerpts. Kramer provides a prepublication reading of his work. Recorded during the spring of 1954 at the home of George David, Sunnyside, Long Island City, NY 11104.  Includes comments on the McCarthy era.  In RFD.

 

G06 [Audio]

Ballad of August Bondi.  Set to music by Serge Hovey. Recorded 2 Dec. 1955 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Performed by the Jewish Young Folksingers. Directed by Robert DeCormier. Pete Seeger, soloist. In AB and, fuller version, in BB.

 

G07 [Audio]

Recruiting Song. Set to music by Serge Hovey. Recorded 26 Feb.1955 at Pythian Hall, New York City, NY. Performed by the Jewish Young Folksingers. Conducted by Mady Simon. Text is section four of "The Bell and the Light" from RFD.

 

G08 [Audio]

Serenade by Aaron Kramer. Folkways Records, New York, 1957. Album No. FL 9703. Kramer reads fifteen of his own poems and four poems each by fellow  "Poets of New York" including Alexander F. Bergman, Maxwell Bodenheim, and Morris Rosenfeld.  Pamphlet accompanying album contains a short biography of Kramer, a photograph by Irving Karmin of Kramer reading to the blind, texts of all the poems, biographical notes on Bergman, Bodenheim, and Rosenfeld written by Kramer, and twelve art reproductions later published in TC as are all of the Kramer poems.  The Rosenfeld translations appear in M and TM.

            Serenade later reissued by the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Folklife Programs as part of its commitment to keep all Folkways recordings in print “in order to ensure that its sounds and the genius of its artists would continue to be available to future generations.” The Smithsonian Institution/Folkways Cassette Series: 09703. Also available in CD format.

 

G09 [Audio]

The Tinderbox.  (Parts I and II) Recorded 10 Feb.1957. A British Broadcasting Corporation presentation. Incidental music by Tristram Cary. Directed by Terence Tiller. 30 minutes. Eight lyrics in DV and entire work in RFD.

 

G10 [Audio]

Moses. AK reads Moses at the Sunnyside, LI home of George and Trudy David. Only first half of recording extent.

 

G11 [Audio]

Heinrich Heine: Balladeer of the World. Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on 1 Jan. 1961. Kramer reads his translations of the ballads of Heine.  In HH1.  30 minutes.

 

G12 [Audio]

Yiddish Resistance Poetry of World War Two. Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on 12 Mar. 1961. Kramer reads and discusses poetry written by members of the Jewish resistance and others during the Second World War. Most of the translations are Kramer's. 30 minutes.

 

G13

AUDIOTAPE

Adam Mickiewicz.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on April 23, 1961.  Kramer provides commentary and reads nine translations from the Polish of the poetry of Mickiewicz.  The translations are those of Kramer, W.H. Auden, and Louise Bogan.  30 minutes.

 

G14

AUDIOTAPE

Denmark Vesey: An Oratorio.  Presented by KPFK, Los Angeles, CA on June 15, 1961.  Set to music by Waldemar Hille.  Text by Kramer.  In DV.  Performed at the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles by the First Unitarian Church Choir and the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center Chorus.  Directed by Arthur Atkins.  Featuring Cecil Doty, bass and narrated by Gale Sondergaard.

 

G15

AUDIOTAPE

The Role of the Hero in Old and Middle English Poetry.  Also titled Six Battles.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on July 2, 1961.  Kramer reads seven selections from Old English, Middle English, and Middle Scots poetry.  He provides explanatory commentary on the poems.  Translations of passages from The Bruce and "The Battle of Maldon" by Kramer.  30 minutes. 

 

G16

AUDIOTAPE

Goethe in Translation.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on August 20, 1961.  Kramer reads selections from Goethe (and provides commentary) including many of his own translations which he so identifies.  Also includes translations by G.M. Cookson and Stephen Spender.  The Kramer versions in GSH.  30 minutes.

 

G17

AUDIOTAPE

Kenneth Fearing Memorial Program.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on September 10, 1961.  Kramer provides introductory comments and reads selections from the late Fearing's verse.      30 minutes.

 

G18

AUDIOTAPE

The Tune of the Calliope: Selections.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on September 30, 1961.  Kramer reads from his own work.  From The Poet in New York weekly program.  In TC.  30 minutes.

 

G19

AUDIOTAPE

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Centenary.  Also titled Poems of Social Significance and Sonnets.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on November 5, 1961.  Kramer provides commentary and reads nine poems by Mrs. Browning, including six from Sonnets From the Portuguese.  30 minutes.

 

G20

AUDIOTAPE

Morris Winchevsky and David Edelshtat:  Sweatshop Poets.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on November 18, 1961.  Part One of the Sweatshop Poets Series.  Kramer provides introductions and reads eight poems by Winchevsky and seven poems by Edelshtat.  Translations from the Yiddish are by Kramer.  Most of the translations in DV and M.  45 minutes.

 

G21

AUDIOTAPE

Morris Rosenfeld:  A Centenary Tribute.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on January 20, 1962.  Part Two of the Sweatshop Poets Series.  Kramer commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosenfeld with an introductory lecture and reading of seventeen Rosenfeld poems.  Translations from the Yiddish are Kramer's from DV, M, and TM.   40 minutes.

 

G22

AUDIOTAPE

Joseph Bovshover:  Sweatshop Poet.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on February 25, 1962.   Part Three of the Sweatshop Poets Series.  Kramer provides commentary and reads eighteen poems by Bovshover.  Translations from the Yiddish are Kramer's, in DV and M.  40 minutes.

 

G23

AUDIOTAPE

Robert Browning, 1812-1962.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on May 3, 1962.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer commemorates the 150th anniversary of Browning's birth with an introductory appreciation and reading.  54 minutes.

 

G24

AUDIOTAPE

Poetry of Heinrich Heine.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on July 10, 1962.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads twenty-two of his translations from the German of Heine's poetry and provides commentary.   In HH1.  54 minutes.

 

G25

AUDIOTAPE

Prophetic Russian Poets:  Pushkin, Mayakovsky, Pasternak, Yevtushenko.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on July 15, 1963.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer discusses the prophetic role and emergence of Yevgeny Yevtushenko as an important modern Russian poet.  He reads eleven selections from Yevtushenko as well as individual poems by Pushkin, Mayakovsky, and Pasternak.  Kramer also focuses on Konstantin Simonov as an anti-prophetic voice in Russian poetry.  54 minutes.

 

G26

AUDIOTAPE

Three Broadcasts with Excerpts from Denmark Vesey, Roll the Forbidden Drums, Moses, and Rumshinsky's Hat.  Presented by KPFK, Los Angeles, CA during September, 1963.  Kramer reads selections from his work.  90 minutes.

 

G27

AUDIOTAPE

Songs and Ballads: Goethe, Schiller, Heine.  Presented by KPFK, Los Angeles, CA during September, 1963; rebroadcast by WBAI, New York City, NY on October 17, 1963.  Kramer provides commentary and reads seventeen selections from his translations of the German poets.  In GSH.  Transcribed by George David.   30 minutes. 

 

G28

PHONODISC

"In Contempt" on Sing Out! Hootenanny.  Folkways Records, New York, 1963.  Album No. FN2513.  Performed by Betty Sanders and the Hooteneers.  Set to music by Betty Sanders.  See I

 

G29

AUDIOTAPE

Rumshinsky's Hat and House of Buttons: Selected Poems.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on March 16, 1964.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads selections of his poetry from RH.  54 minutes.

 

G30

AUDIOTAPE

Heine: The Poet as Prophet.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on November 6, 1964.  Kramer provides commentary and reads ten of his translations from the German of Heine.  In HH1.  Transcribed by George David from a rebroadcast on KPFK, Los Angeles, CA.  30 minutes.

 

G31

AUDIOTAPE

Heavenly Express.  A privately produced recording of a musical based on the play by Albert Bein.  Book by Bein and Kramer.  Set to music by Arnold Black.  Lyrics by Kramer.  Bein reads his connecting narration.  Recorded c1964.  Heavenly Express was granted a Special Achievement Award by the Marshall Award Selection Committee of the Professional Theater Program, University of Michigan in April, 1978.  Seven excerpts in M.  The Library of Congress incorrectly catalogs this work, miscrediting Lehman Engel as the composer.  In fact, Engel served briefly as a consultant.

 

G32

FILM

The Mattress.  16mm motion picture. Produced and directed by Robert Feldman in 1964. Based on "On Seeing an Old Mattress in the Lot," in GT.  Kramer credited as consultant. Text not included. Awarded Second Prize at the Fourth Independent Film-makers Festival, Los Altos, CA in 1965. Also shown at the Melbourne, Australia; the Vancouver, Canada; and the San Francisco, CA film festivals.  In TC as "An Old Mattress."  9 minutes.

 

G33

AUDIOTAPE

John Greenleaf Whittier.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on July 27, 1965.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer provides an introduction and reads sixteen poems by Whittier.  54 minutes.

 

G34

AUDIOTAPE

Ballad of Jesus.  Set to music and performed by Earl Robinson, tenor and guitar.  In HG as "Calvary: Philadelphia, Mississippi" and in WP as "Ballad of Jesus."   Recorded c1965.  check date!

 

G35

AUDIOTAPE

New Poems by Aaron Kramer.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on November 23, 1966.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads a selection of his poetry, most of which was later published in HG and WP.  54 minutes.

 

G36

AUDIOTAPE

Five Peace Songs.  Set to music by Waldemar Hille.  Recorded at the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, CA on November 5, 1966.  Includes "The Market," "Lullaby," "Prayer of the Children"(a Kramer translation from the German of Bertolt Brecht), "For Him With the Axe," and "Song for Peace."  Performed by Arnet Amos, baritone and Waldemar Hille, piano. "Lullaby" in HG and "Song for Peace" in TW as Section Seven of "When Every Tear is Turned to Stone."

 

G37

AUDIOTAPE

Four Songs.  Set to music by Serge Hovey.  Includes "Don't Mind Me," "John Henry's Lullaby," "Lonely Shoes," and "Under a Willow."  Performed by Gloria Rubin, soprano and Serge Hovey, piano.  Recorded c1966.

 

G38

PHONODISC

Ballad of August Bondi.  Set to music by Serge Hovey.  Performed at Freeport High School, Freeport, NY 11520 on June 11, 1967 by the Bar-Bas Mitzvah Class of the Center Island Jewish School.  Arranged for piano and directed by Eugene Young.  A more complete version than I    In AB, M (excerpts), and BB.

 

G39

AUDIOTAPE

The Poetry of Thoreau.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on September 5, 1967.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer discusses the poetry of Henry David Thoreau and reads twenty-five selected poems.  54 minutes.

 

G40

AUDIOTAPE

The Poetry of Melville.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on February 22, 1968.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer provides an introduction and reads twenty-one poems by Herman Melville.  54 minutes.

 

G41

AUDIOTAPE

Abraham Reisen.  Recorded at the YIVO Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies, New York City, NY 10028 on March 6, 1968.  Kramer describes the life and work of poet and short story writer Abraham Reisen (1875-1953).  He reads in Yiddish, translates and discusses the story "Shabbes in New York," followed by the poems "Tsu a Shneyela" (To a Snowflake) and "Di Shevuoth."  Kramer then reads his translation of the poem "On the Hill" and discusses the short stories "Es shokelt zich" (It's Shaking) and "Der amoliger Socialist" (The One-time Socialist).  60 minutes.

 

G42

AUDIOTAPE

Moishe Leib Halpern.  Recorded at the YIVO Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies, New York City, NY 10028 on March 13, 1968.  Kramer describes the life and work of poet Moshe Leib Halpern (1886-1932), as well as the activities of "Di Yunge," an early twentieth century writers' group.  Kramer reads in Yiddish, translates and discusses "Abie Curley" and "Ich hob doch gehat"   (Yet I Had).  He and Dr. Schlomo Noble of the YIVO Institute discuss Halpern's relationship with "In Zich," a writers' group noted for introspection and technical innovation.  70 minutes.

 

G43

AUDIOTAPE

Moishe Nadir.  Recorded at the YIVO Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies, New York City, NY 10028 on April 3, 1968.  Kramer discusses the life and work of poet and satirist Isaac Reis (1885-1943), known as Moshe Nadir.  He reads in Yiddish, translates and analyzes "Mama-loshen" (Mother Tongue) and "Heinrich Heine."  Kramer also discusses the influence of Heine on the work of Nadir.  60 minutes.

 

G44

AUDIOTAPE

Abraham Sutzkever.  Recorded at the YIVO Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies, New York City, NY 10028 on April 24, 1968.  Kramer discusses the life and work of poet and resistance hero of the Vilna ghetto Abraham Sutzkever (1913-    ).  He reads in Yiddish and the last two sections of "Mein Mama" in his translation.  50 minutes.

 

G45

AUDIOTAPE

Langston Hughes Commemorative Program.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on May 16, 1968.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer provides an appreciation of the recently deceased (May 22, 1967) poet and reads thirty-one of Hughes' poems.  54 minutes.

 

G46

AUDIOTAPE

Chelm: A Madrigal Comedy.  Set to music by Eugene Glickman.  Recorded May 19, 1968 at the Garden City Cathedral House, Garden City, NY 11530.  Performed by the Nassau Community College Choir.  Directed by Richard Kegerreis.  Text issued as booklet. In BB.

 

G47

AUDIOTAPE

Rilke: Visions of Christ.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on January 23, 1969.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads the first six selections from his translation from the German of Rainer Maria Rilke's poetic cycle.  He also reads from Siegfried Mandel's introduction to VC.  Shortly thereafter, WNYC presented the remaining five translations from the cycle.  See C1

 

G48

AUDIOTAPE

Transition to the New World: Shop and Tenement.  Recorded at the YIVO Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies, New York City, NY 10028 on April 23, 1969.  Kramer describes the lives and work of a number of Jewish writers who emigrated to the United States at the end of the nineteenth century.  He reads his translations from the Yiddish of selected poetry and prose of Morris Winchevsky, David Edelstadt, Joseph Bovshover, Morris Rosenfeld, Z. Libin, and Abraham Reisen.  65 minutes.

 

G49

AUDIOTAPE

Aaron Kramer: Poems of World War Two.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on May 28, 1969.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer provides commentary and reads twenty-two poems related to the Second World War selected from his work of that period.  54 minutes.

 

G50

AUDIOTAPE

Children's Suite.  Composed by Eugene Glickman to be interwoven with ten poems by Kramer.  Read by Viki Ann Diamond and Kramer.  Toby Glickman, piano.  Recorded c1969.

 

G51

FILM

A Storm of Strangers: Jewish Americans. 16mm motion picture.  c1969. Produced by Saul Rubin.  Directed by Ben Maddow.  Narrated by Herschel Bernardi.  A portion of Kramer's "Guitar and Dry Leaves" from TC, set to music by Serge Hovey, is performed on the sound track. The film was awarded First Prize at the 1969 San Francisco Film Festival, San Francisco, CA.  26 minutes.

 

G52

AUDIOTAPE

Joseph Opatoshu.  Recorded at the YIVO Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies, New York City, NY 10028 on March 25, 1970.  Kramer describes the life and work of Joseph Opatoshu (1886-1954).  He reads in Yiddish from Opatoshu's short stories: "May the temple be restored," and "The Eternal wedding gown."  After analyzing the stories, Kramer and Dr. Schlomo Noble of the YIVO Institute answer questions concerning the writer and his work.  75 minutes.

 

G53

AUDIOTAPE

[Poetry Reading]  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 during March 1970.  Includes readings by David Conford, Charles Fishman, and Kramer.  First public reading of "On the Way to Palermo," for which Kramer provides a long explanatory introduction.

 

G54

AUDIOTAPE

Abraham Reisen.  Recorded at the YIVO Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies, New York City, NY 10028 on April 8, 1970.  Kramer describes the life and work of poet and short story writer Abraham Reisen (1875-1953). Kramer reads a passage, focusing on Reisen, from his own essay titled "Yiddish Poetry, the First Golden Age."  He then analyzes several of Reisen's short stories including: "The First Photograph," "The Recluse," "A Greenhorn Destroys a Temple," and "His Brother's Bullets."   80 minutes.

 

G55

AUDIOTAPE

[Poetry Reading]  Recorded at the East Islip Public Library, East Islip, NY 11730 on April 9, 1970.  Kramer introduces and reads selections from each of his books.  60 minutes.

 

G56

AUDIOTAPE

Morris Rosenfeld, Leon Kobrin, and Z. Libin.  Recorded at the YIVO Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies, New York City, NY 10028 on April 15, 1970.  Kramer describes the life and work of Jewish immigrant writers and reads selections from Morris Rosenfeld (1862-1923), Leon Kobrin (1873-1946), and Z. Libin (1872-1955) pseudonym for Isael Hurvitz.  Kramer also traces the emergence of Yiddish newspapers and the "Golden Age" of the Yiddish theater in New York.  Introduction by Dr. Schlomo Noble of the YIVO Institute.   70 minutes.

 

G57

[Audio]

Whales and Nightingales by Judy Collins.  Elektra Records, New York City, NY, 1970.  Album No. EKS-75010.  "Prothalamium" set to music by Michael Sahl, c1949. Arranged and conducted by Joshua Rifkin. Performed by Judy Collins, soprano. One minute and thirty-seven seconds.  Later issued in audiocassette and compact disk formats. In TG and TC as part of the sonnet sequence "Astoria."

 

G58

AUDIOTAPE

Three Poems.  Set to music by Harold Aks in 1940.  Discussed and performed without accompaniment by Kramer.  Includes "Garcia Lorca," "Workday," and "For Him With the Axe." Originally performed in 1940.  Recorded c1970.  The first two texts in TGR and "Workday" in TC.

 

G59

AUDIOTAPE

This World Has Been a Prison.  Recorded in Los Angeles, CA during December, 1971.  Set to music by Waldemar Hille.  Performed by Helaine Rothman, soprano.

 

G60

AUDIOTAPE

Chaim Grade.  Recorded at the YIVO Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies, New York City, NY 10028 on May 17, 1972.  Kramer describes the life and work of Chaim Grade (1910-1982).  He discusses and reads selections from the poems "A Coat of Many Colors" and "Elegy for the Soviet Yiddish Writers."   The recording is incomplete and somewhat garbled.     45 minutes.

 

G61

AUDIOTAPE

Aaron Kramer Reads His Poetry.  Recorded June 13, 1972.  Kramer reads twenty-four poems, many never collected, at the home of George David in Los Angeles, CA.

 

G62

VIDEOTAPE

Rumshinsky's Hat, Part One.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 on July 31, 1972.  Kramer reads excerpts from his collection. In RH.  30 minutes.

 

G63

VIDEOTAPE

Rumshinsky's Hat, Part Two.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 on August 7, 1972.  Kramer reads excerpts from his collection. In RH.  60 minutes.

 

G64

VIDEOTAPE

On the Way To Palermo.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, Ny 11769 on August 14, 1972.  Kramer gives a prepublication reading of his collection. In WP.  60 minutes.

 

G65

VIDEOTAPE

Moses: Excerpts.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 on August 21, 1972.  Kramer read selections from his collection.  In M.  60 minutes.

 

G66

AUDIOTAPE

On Freedom`s Side.  Recorded at the East Islip Public Library, East Islip, NY 11730 during November, 1972.  Kramer introduces and reads from his anthology.  In OFS.  60 minutes.

 

G67

AUDIO

 [Two songs]  "Ballad of Jesus" and "No One Makes His Rounds."  Joye Johnson, soprano and composer Adele Bell (Deitch), piano.  Privately recorded.  1973.

 

G68

AUDIOTAPE

On Freedom's Side.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on February 17, 1973.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads excerpts from his recently edited anthology of American poems of protest.  In OFS.  54 minutes.

 

G69

AUDIOTAPE

Westbury Concert.  A poetry reading and folk music concert recorded in Westbury, NY 11590 on March 3, 1973.

Kramer introduces and reads eighteen poems from OFS and twenty-one from WP, interwoven with songs (many based on Kramer texts) performed by Viki Ann Diamond, Joan Fishman, and Karl Finger.  Much of this material was later issued as a phonodisc. Adele Bell's "No One Makes His Rounds" and Eugene Glickman's "Dirge" receive their only recorded performances here.  See I   .  150 minutes.

 

G70

AUDIOTAPE

On the Way to Palermo: One.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on March 8, 1973.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads excerpts from his collection.  In WP.  54 minutes.

 

G71

VIDEOTAPE

Narrative Poems of Aaron Kramer.  Recorded outdoors on the banks of the Connetquot River at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 during June 1973.  Kramer introduces and reads selections from his narrative poetry.  Directed by Ned Bobkoff.  30 minutes.

 

G72

AUDIOTAPE

Three Long Island Poets.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on August 24, 1973.  A Spoken Words Program.  A reading by special poets with whom Kramer had worked: Edward Rodriguez, Therese Nicholson, and Christine Murway.  Kramer introduces the poets and reads for Murway.  For a description of the work, see  F4.  54 minutes.

 

G73

AUDIO

 [Soliloquy for Autumn]  Opens with Kramer's "October Song."  Televised by BBC for its Seeing and Believing series.  Performed by Donald Swann and the Singers at Malpas Church, Cheshire.  21 Oct 1973.

 

G74

AUDIOTAPE

On the Way to Palermo: Two.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on November 29, 1973.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads twenty-four poems from his collection.  In WP.  54 minutes.

 

G75

AUDIOTAPE

Longfellow.  Recorded c1973 at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769.  Kramer reads seventeen poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  For the use of his students.  60 minutes.

 

G76

AUDIOTAPE

The Poems of Whittier.  Recorded c1973 at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769.  Kramer reads a selection of poetry by John Greenleaf Whittier.  For the use of his students.  60 minutes.

 

G77

AUDIOTAPE

The Poetry of Lowell and Holmes.  Recorded c1973 at Dowling College, Oakdale, Ny 11769.  Kramer reads fifteen poems selected from the work of James Russell Lowell and Oliver Wendell Holmes.  For the use of his students.  60 minutes.

 

G78

AUDIOTAPE

A Song for Peace.  Set to music by Waldemar Hille.  Performed by the Jewish People's Choir of Los Angeles, CA.  Recorded c1973.

In TW.

 

G79

PHONODISC

Songs About Thanksgiving and Harvest Time.  Classroom Materials Company, Great Neck, NY.  Album No. CM1203.  "What Did We Do When We Wanted Corn." Arranged by Karl Finger from a choral version, composer unknown. Performed by Joan Fishman, soprano; Viki Ann Diamond, soprano; and Karl Finger, guitar.  Elsewhere titled "A Song for Peace."  From "When Every Tear is Turned to Stone: #6" in TW.  Recorded c1973.

 

G80

AUDIOTAPE

Byron: A Commemorative Program on the 150th Anniversary of the Poet's Death.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on January 24, 1974.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer provides an introduction and reads from Byron, focusing on the narrative and lyric poetry.  Defectively transcribed.  54 minutes.

 

G81

AUDIO

[Noon-Afternoon]  Daniel Jahn, composer.

 

G82

VIDEOTAPE

Poet Aaron Kramer Reading.  Kramer reads a group of his poems concerning life on Long Island, NY.  Recorded at his home in Oakdale, NY 11769 on January 25, 1974.  Produced by Vince Clemente of Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY 11784 for the Long Island Poets series.  60 minutes.

 

G83

VIDEOTAPE

[Poetry Session]  Recorded at the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) #2, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 during the winter of 1974.  Kramer talks with three age groups of brain-injured children about poetry.  He attempts to evoke a poetic response in students who cannot read and who have no background in poetry.  Their interaction with Kramer is very moving.  Produced by John Bernagozzi.  90 minutes.

 

G84

AUDIOTAPE

Poetry Reading by Raymond Patterson.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 on February 12, 1974.  Kramer provides an introduction to a reading by the poet.  120 minutes.

 

G85

AUDIO

[cassette letter to Kramer]  From Donald Swann to Kramer concerning Autumn Soliloquy with various musical inserts.  15 Feb 1974

 

G86

AUDIOTAPE

New Poems by Aaron Kramer.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on May 2, 1974.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads a selection of recently completed travel and domestic poems, many later to appear in CP.  54 minutes.

 

G87

AUDIOTAPE

Milton: A Commemorative Program.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on December 17, 1974.  A Spoken Words Program.  Partly recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769.  Kramer provides commentary and reads selections from the poetry of John Milton on the tercentenary of his death.  72 minutes.

 

G88

PHONODISC

On Freedom's Side: The Songs and Poems of Aaron Kramer.  Freneau Records, Oakdale, NY 11769.  Album No. FR-10755.  The recording includes excerpts from the Westbury Concert of March 3, 1973.  See I   .  Kramer introduces and reads his own and selected poetry.  The songs are performed by Viki Ann Diamond, Joan Fishman, and Karl Finger.  Also includes "Neruda's Death," Kramer's elegy for the recently deceased Chilean poet.  Recorded and mixed at Cue Recording Studios, New York City, NY.  Issued late December 1974.  60 minutes.

 

G89

AUDIOTAPE

Song of Myself.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 during 1974.  Kramer reads the first thirty-two sections of Walt Whitman's poem.  For the use of his students.  60 minutes.

 

G90

AUDIO

Robert Burns.  Kramer reads a substantial selection of Burns' lyrics.  For the use of Kramer's students.  120 minutes.

 

G91

AUDIOTAPE

Robert Herrick and His Contemporaries.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on February 6, 1975.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer observes the tercentenary of the death of Herrick by reading selections from the poet's work.  He also reads from Herrick's contemporaries: Richard Crashaw, George Herbert, and the Cavalier poets Richard Lovelace, John Suckling, and Edmund Waller.  54 minutes.

 

G92

AUDIO

Roll the Forbidden Drums!  Kramer's collection read in full by actor Jorn Bachem.  Bay Shore, NY March 1975.

 

G93

AUDIO

On the Way to Palermo.  Much of Kramer's collection read by John Bachem.  Bay Shore, NY March 1975.

 

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Three New Aaron Kramer Poems.  "Carousel Parkway," "Elegy for a Room," and "The Pigeons of Maspeth."  Read by John Bachem.  Bay Shore, NY.  March 1975.

 

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Noon-Afternoon: American Poetry in Song.  "Tompkins Square," first poem in this work read by Bill Cabnes with guitar accompaniment by Carver Blanchard.  WGBH, Boston.  6 Apr 1975.  In TC.

 

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Poetry Reading by Diane Wakoski.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 on April 17, 1975.  Kramer provides an introduction to a reading by the poet.  120 minutes.

 

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Poetry of Abraham Reisen.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on May 20, 1975.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer provides an introduction and reads a selection of his translations from the Yiddish of the poetry of Reisen.  In AR, and many later in CYP.  54 minutes.

 

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Moses: Epilog.  Work in progress. Text read and music performed on piano by conposer Waldemar Hille.  In M (31-51), and in BB as "Epilogue: The Two Dancers."  Recorded during May 1975.

 

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Five Poems.  Set to music by Irwin Heilner.  "A Letter Has Come to Me," "Henry At the Grating" (in HG and WP), "Vergiftet" (in GSH), and "Isaac Woodard" (in TG), performed and recorded c1970 by Irwin Heilner and "The Teardrop Millionaire" (in M and TM) performed and recorded October 21, 1975 by Mary Sarnoff, soprano and Doris Montrille, piano.

 

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[Eight songs]  Includes: "Ballad of Jesus," "Hymn" in HG, "The Sullivans" in TGNS, "Lines on a Museum Postcard," "My Father's Ghost," "Sister" in OWP, "Boardwalk Blues" in TGR, and "The Golden Trumpet" in GT.  Composer Jeff Veryzer accompanies himself on guitar.  c1976.

 

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[Six songs]  Includes: "The Death of a Dog." "The Favor," "A Drowning," "Reading to a Child," "Old Couples" from OWP, and "Sleepless in Cleveland" from OGL.  Composer Jeff Veryzer accompanies himself on guitar.  c1976.

 

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[One song]  "A Vision of Lincoln -- Not the President" in OGL.  Composer Jeff Veryzer accompanies himself on the guitar.  c1976.

 

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Bicentennial Tribute to Charles Lamb and Walter Savage Landor.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on January 15, 1976.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer provides commentary and reads selections from the poetry and prose of the two authors.  54 minutes.

 

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Poems of Travel.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on February 5, 1976.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads selections from his recent travel poetry, much of which was later included in CP.  54 minutes.

 

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An Aaron Kramer Concert/Reading.  Recorded works by Hovey, Black, Cary, and Hille; Vicki Ann Diamond, soprano and Arline Saisson, piano perform songs by Sahl, Schrogin, Glickman, Stern, Heilner, Swann, and Hille; Tom Modeen sings his three settings; Kramer reads a "Minotaur" excerpt, "A Song for Singers," "Guitar and Dry Leaves," "Beethoven at the Stadium," and "Night at the Concertgebouw."  Dowling Festival of the Arts.  Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.  18 Mar 1986.

 

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Morning: Three Poems of Aaron Kramer.  Recorded at the Manhattan School of Music, New York City, NY 10027 on March 24, 1976.  Set to music by Michael Cherry.  Includes three sections from "The Minotaur" titled: "The Alarm," "Interlude," and "Eight O'Clock Whistle."  In RFD and BB.  Performed by Katherine Johnson, soprano.  Quintet conducted by George Manahan.  The songs were awarded First Prize in the 1976 Young Composers Contest of the National Federation of Music Clubs and were also awarded the Devora Nadworney Award for 1976.

 

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Three Songs.  Set to music and performed by Tom Modeen, tenor and guitar.  Includes "Train Song" (in TG), "Fly Away, Buzzards," and "I Never Saw a Cradle" (in M as songs #3 and #5 of "Songs From Santa Fe Night".   Recorded c1976.

 

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Songs of Aaron Kramer.  Recorded for presentation at the Jewish Community Center, Kansas City, MO on March 29, 1976.  A program of twenty-four songs written or translated by Kramer.  Includes four premieres:  "A Letter Has Come to Me," composed by Irwin Heilner and performed by Pete Seeger; "Prisoner's Song" (a Children's Suite lyric, see I47), composed and performed by Deborah Heilner; "Under the Willow," composed by Serge Hovey; and "The Wish" (from Heavenly Express, see I29), composed by Arnold Black and performed by Lynn Meyers.  Sponsored by the American Poets' Series.  Also presented April 1, 1976 at a University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA reading.  A four-page brochure containing the texts and the credits was distributed to both audiences.

 

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Sante Fe Night.  Also known as Heavenly Express. "Southboun'"  Recorded at Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA on April 2, 1976.  Set to music by Waldemar Hille.  Performed by Floyd Walls, tenor and Waldemar Hille, piano. In M as part 4 of "Songs from Santa Fe Night."

 

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Custer and the Centennial Poets.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on April 8, 1976.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer analyzes the reaction of American poets to the Centennial of 1876 with special emphasis on the Battle of Little Big Horn and other events of that year.  Much of the material is adapted from chapter four of PT.  54 minutes.

 

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The Ghosts of Amsterdam.  Recorded at Jericho High School, Jericho, NY 11753 on May 2, 1976.  Set to music by Pauline Konstantin.  Performed by the Nassau Community College Choir and small orchestra.  Directed by Richard Kegerreis.  Narrated by Kramer.  In WP as "Night at the Concertgebouw." Also set to music by Irwin Heilner as "The Ghost of Amsterdam".

 

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Two Songs.  Recorded at the Manhattan School of Music, New York City, NY 10027 on May 11, 1976.  Set to music by Michael Cherry.  Kramer's translations from the German of Goethe's "First Loss" and Heine's "It's Getting Dark."  Performed by Vincent Arnone, tenor and Michael Cherry, piano.  Both poems in GSH, "It's Getting Dark" as "Der Tod, das ist die kuhle Nacht."

 

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Philip Freneau: Poet of the Revolution.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on July 15, 1976.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer introduces and reads a selection of poetry by Freneau.  54 minutes.

 

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Two Jeffersonian Poets: Freneau and Barlow.  Presented on WNYC, New York City, NY on September 16, 1976.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer introduces and reads selections from the work of Philip Freneau and Joel Barlow.  54 minutes.

 

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Poetry Reading by Muriel Rukeyser.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 on October 11, 1976.  Kramer provides an introduction to a reading by the poet.   Described in "The Chair," in IWT.  Rukeyser's wide-ranging comments provide the basis for two tributes published on what would have been her eightieth birthday, December 1993.  60 minutes.

 

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Congreve's "The Way of the World".  Recorded at the Bay Shore/ Brightwaters Public Library, Bay Shore, NY 11706 on November 18, 1976.  Kramer discusses the life of William Congreve as well as the playwright's most famous comedy.  Only the first half of the lecture is preserved.

 

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O Golden Land!  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on December 21, 1976.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads selections from his newly published 1963 travelog in verse and provides introductory material.  Also includes excerpts from his translation from the German of Heinrich Heine's "Germany: A Winter's Tale," which he acknowledges as the model for his own poem.  In OGL and HH1/HH2.  54 minutes.

 

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An Autumn Sequence.  "October Song," set to music and performed by Donald Swann.  Includes a long "spoken letter" to Kramer from Swann explaining the conception of the work.  Recorded c1976.

 

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Songs of the Ghettos.  Hed Arzi, Israel, 1976.  Album No. PRT 14586.  "Never Say."  Arranged by Arieh Levanon, based on a Russian folk song.  Performed by the Renanim Singers.  Hirsh Glick's "Partisan Song" translated from the Yiddish by Kramer, who is identified as "Aron Cramer" on the album jacket.  In M, CYP, and LL.

 

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[Poetry Reading]  Recorded at the Westbury Public Library, Westbury, NY 11590 on February 10, 1977.  Kramer introduces and reads selections from OGL and other poems.  Arthur Dobrin also reads.  90 minutes.

 

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Woody's Children.  Presented by WQXR, New York City, NY on February 12, 1977.  Robert Sherman, host.  Includes a wide selection of Kramer's work that has been set to music, with special focus on Arnold Black's songs from Heavenly Express.  Also includes a short set of Robert Burns lyrics arranged by Serge Hovey.  60 minutes.

 

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Five Songs of Death and Life.  Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY 10019 on February 13, 1977.  Set to music by Eugene Glickman.  Includes "Efstratia Nikolaidu" (in DV), "The Wells of Java" (in HG), "The Odessa Partisans" (in TGNS), "Kennedy Airport" (last 21 lines of CP poem), and "A Mother Pays Back" (in RFD as Section 3 of "The Bell and the Light").  Performed by Lauretta Mennone, soprano; Herbert Feldman, viola; and Barbara Kupferberg, piano.

 

G123

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Poetry Reading by Aaron Kramer and Nat Scamacca.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 on March 7, 1977.  Kramer reads selections from WP.  Scamacca reads selections from his work in both English and Sicilian.

 

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The Poet as Prophet.  Recorded at Patchogue-Medford High School, Patchogue, NY 11772 on April 16, 1977.  Kramer discusses and illustrates with readings the prophetic aspect of poetry.  Part of the Long Island Board of Cooperative Educational Services II (BOCES) Spring 1977 Workshop series for gifted and talented high school students.  The full title of the program is: The Poet as Prophet: Eagle Eye, Tongue of Flame, Sentinel of the Future.      A defective recording.  120 minutes.

 

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[Poetry Reading]  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 on April 25, 1977.  Kramer provides the introduction to a reading by Long Island poets:  Charles Fishman, Coco Gordon, Peter Hood, and Beverly Lawn.  90 minute

 

G126

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Ten Songs.  Recorded May 2, 1977.  Introduced and performed by Viki Ann Diamond, soprano;  Arline Saison, piano. Includes the following:  Heinrich Heine's "A New Song," translated from the German by Kramer and set to music by Doris Bauman (in HH1); "The Road I Have Chosen," set to music by Charles Wakefield Cadman (in GM as "Marching Song"); Bertold Brecht's "Wiegenlied," translated from the German by Kramer and set to music by Hanns Eisler; "Song of Dream and Truth," set to music by Eugene Glickman (Parts 1 and 3 are the opening and closing sections of "When Every Tear is Turned to Stone" in TW, Part 2 is a prose fragment by a Hiroshima survivor); Morris Rosenfeld's "My Little Son," translated from the Yiddish by Kramer and set to music by Irwin Heilner (in M and TM); "Lullaby For a Murdered Child," set to music by Murray Lane (in AF); "The Lovers," set to music by Michael Sahl (in TG); "Without a Word," set to music by Joseph Schrogin (Part 4 of "Serenade" in GT and in TC as "Such Sweet Sorcery"); "Five-Legged Horse" 9(a Children's Suite lyric, see I47), set to music by Lillian Stern; and "October Song," set to music by Donald Swann. 

 

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The Emperor of Atlantis: Interviews and Songs.  Presented by WQXR, New York City, NY on May 11, 1977.  A Listening Room Program.  Host Robert Sherman interviews director Ian Strasfogel, conductor Kerry Woodward, and translator Aaron Kramer who comment on the artistic merit as well as the historical significance of the opera by Viktor Ullmann and Peter Kien.  Sherman also presents seven excerpts from the opera performed live by members of the New Opera Theatre cast.  60 minutes.

 

 

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The Emperor of Atlantis.  Recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY 11217 on 22 May 1977.  An opera composed by Viktor Ullmann to a libretto by Peter Kien at the concentration camp in Terezin, Czechoslovakia in 1944.  Translated from the German by Kramer.  Performed by the New Opera Theatre.  Directed by Ian Strasfogel.  Conducted by Kerry Woodward.  World premiere one month earlier by the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco, CA.

 

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The Poetry of Satire.  Recorded at the Cabaret Theater, Brookhaven, NY 11719 on June 18, 1977.  Kramer discusses the development of satirical poetry and reads from his own poetry as well as from the poetry of ancient, medieval, and modern satirists.  Includes only the first half of the program.   45 minutes.

 

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William Blake: The Early Lyrics.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on July 7, 1977.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer introduces and reads a selection of Blake's lyrics beginning with excerpts from his first published collection, Poetical Sketches (1783) in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the poet's death.  54 minutes.

 

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William Blake: A Second Commemorative Program.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on August 11, 1977.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads from the prophetic works of the poet.  Part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the poet's death. 54 minutes.

 

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Aaron Kramer Reads the Emperor of Atlantis.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on November 10, 1977.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads his translation from the German of Peter Kien's libretto.  He also provides an introduction to the work and discusses its creation in the concentration camp at Terezin.      54 minutes

 

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Next Bus to Byzantium.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on March 2, 1978.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer reads a prepublication selection of poems from his forthcoming collection, Carousel Parkway, then tentatively titled Next Bus to Byzantium.  54 minutes.

 

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[Poetry Reading]  Recorded at the Center of Attention, Rocky Point, NY 11778 on April 2, 1978 by Lou Stevens.  Kramer introduces and reads selections from CP and reads alternately with Stanley Barkan.  Introduced by David Axelrod of Suffolk County Community College.  Edited version broadcast by WUSB-FM, Stony Brook, NY on May 2, 1978.

 

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Jewish Voices.  Recorded at the Merrick Public Library, Merrick, NY 11566 on May 12, 1978.  Kramer provides an introduction and reads his translations from the Yiddish of Morris Winchevsky, David Edelshtat and others.  He then reads from forty years of his own verse on Jewish themes.  Introduced by Stanley Barkan as part of a series presented by Cross-Cultural Communications.  120 minutes.

 

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William Cullen Bryant Centennial Commemoration.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on June 12, 1978.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer observes the centenary of Bryant's death.  He provides an appreciative reevaluation of Bryant's life and reads a selection of the poet's lyric and social poetry.  See Norbert Krapf's Under Open Sky (D  ) which includes an essay by Kramer based on this broadcast.  54 minutes.

 

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Poetry Reading at the Walt Whitman House.  Recorded at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, West Hills (Huntington), NY 11743 on September 10, 1978 by Norman Greenspan.  Vince Clemente reads his own verse and selections from the first issue of West Hills Review.  Kramer introduces David Ignatow who reads selections from the Vermont poems of Hayden Carruth.  Kramer then places Whitman in perspective as both a regional and international poet, reading selections from Whitman and from his own poetry.  Claire Nicolas White reads from her poetry.  Soprano Betsy Vondrasek and tenor Ben Ludlow sing Whitman settings by Paul Hindemith, Ned Rorem, and Robert Sanders.  90 minutes.

 

 

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The Joe Franklin Show.  Presented by WOR-TV Channel 9, New York City, NY on October 12, 1978.  Kramer is interviewed by Franklin about the life and work of Emma Lazarus and reads a portion of Lazarus' poem "The New Colossus."  60 minutes.

 

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A Rose for Granada.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on October 12, 1978.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer introduces and reads eleven travel poems from his recent trip to Spain, several later published in CP and IWT.  He also reads three earlier poems written during the Spanish Civil War.  Kramer dedicates the program to Federico Garcia Lorca.  54 minutes.

 

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Carl Sandburg Centenary Program.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY November 9, 1978.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer introduces and reads from the work of Sandburg, including several posthumous poems.  With Sandburg's approval, Kramer had offered an 85th birthday program on WNYC in 1963.  55 minutes.

 

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Go Down to Monticello.  Recorded at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, Los Angeles, CA c1978.  Composed and conducted by Waldemar Hille.  Performed by the Jewish People's Chorus.  Includes first part of "Monticello" from DV.  4 minutes.

 

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Bread and Roses.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on February 26, 1979.  Kramer is interviewed by host Dennis Bernstein and answers phoned-in listener questions concerning his work in poetry with the handicapped.  60 minutes.

 

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Death Takes a Holiday.  Presented by the British Broadcasting Company on February 27, 1979.  Describes cultural life in the concentration camp of Terezin and explains how the opera, Der Kaiser Von Atlantis, was created there in 1944.  Commissioned to coincide with the broadcast premiere of the British Broadcasting Corporation's production of Kramer's translation from the German of The Emperor of Atlantis.  Produced by Piers Plowright.  45 minutes.

 

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The Emperor of Atlantis.  London Sinfonietta conducted by Kerry Woodward.  BBC Production.

 

G145

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Rilke: Visions of Christ, Part One.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on March 19, 1979.  Kramer introduces and reads his translations from the German of Rainer Maria Rilke's Visions of Christ.  He quotes at length from Siegfried Mandel's introduction in C3.  60 minutes.

 

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Rilke: Visions of Christ, Part Two.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on March 26, 1979.  Kramer reads the remaining poems of the cycle.  A continuation of I129.  60 minutes.

 

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William Heyen Reading.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 on April 23, 1979.  Kramer provides an introduction to a poetry reading by William Heyen.  90 minutes.

 

G148

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When I Was Eight: Four Songs.  Recorded at the Manhattan School of Music, New York City, NY 10027 on May 9, 1979.  Set to music by Michael Cherry.  Includes "Rain Song," "Sioux Song #6," "Sioux Song #5" (in M), and "Blues" (in GT and TC).  Performed by the Contemporary Ensemble with Phoebe Atkinson, soprano.  Conducted by Joseph Ness.  The premiere performance of "Rain Song" at the 1977 Columbia University Summer Festival, Siena, Italy was also recorded.

 

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The Variety and Strength of Yiddish Poetry.  Recorded in Los Angeles, CA on May 19, 1979.  Kramer illustrates his YKUF lecture with many of his translations from the Yiddish, including a series of newly translated lullabies from an Iraeli anthology whose editors were then working with Kramer on a bilingual edition.  Includes only the first half of the lecture.  60 minutes.

 

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Moishe, der Bafrayer.  Recorded at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, Los Angeles, CA on May 20, 1979 by Louis Rothman.  Includes the world premiere of Chaim Schwartz's translation into Yiddish of Kramer's Moses.  Music composed and conducted by Waldemar Hille.  Narrated in English by Kramer.  Performed by the Jewish People's Chorus.   60 minutes.

 

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Nicolas Guillen: Part One, Early Poems.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on July 1, 1979.  Kramer introduces and reads the work of Cuban poet Nicolas Guillen written from 1930 through the early 1950's.  Translations from the Spanish are those of Langston Hughes, Robert Marquez, and David McMurray.  60 minutes.

 

G152

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Nicolas Guillen: Part Two, Later Poems.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on August 15, 1979.  Kramer introduces and reads the work of Guillen written from 1952 through the late 1960's.    A continuation of I51.  60 minutes.

 

G153

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Long Island Writing Project.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY on August 10, 1979.

 

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[poetry workshop]  Kramer conducts a poetry workshop with a group of high school English teachers.  An intense discussion focuses on Archibald MacLeish's sonnet, "The End of the World."  During a short break, participants produce short poems, some of which are then discussed.  Long Island Writing Project.  Miriam Baker, director.  Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.  16 August 1979.

 

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Edna St. Vincent Millay: Posthumous Poems.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on September 9, 1979.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer introduces and reads from Millay's posthumous volume Mine the Harvest (1954).  25 minutes.

 

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Peekskill: Thirty Years After.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on September 3, 1979.  An analytic chronicle of the crucial 1949 episode, identified as two chapters of Kramer's volume The Mob, contracted by Franklin Watts but not published.  60 minutes.

 

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Forms of Resistance: Anti-McCarthy Poems of Aaron Kramer.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on October 1, 1979.  A selection from more than thirty of Kramer's poems, and songs based on his texts, illustrating his response to the events of that era.  The forms of resistance he illustrates include direct protest, use of American history, use of myth, and translation.  60 minutes.

 

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Poetry of Resistance.  Recorded by David Kaplowitz at the Baychester Public Library, The Bronx, NY 10469 on October 13, 1979.  Kramer describes the events during and following the anti-Paul Robeson riots in Peekskill, NY in August 1949.  He reads a selection of his poems and songs illustrating his response to the riots and to the McCarthy era that followed. Included is a section of his testimony before the 1950 White Plains grand jury investigating the "Communist" inspired riot.  90 minutes.

 

G159

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Songs by Aaron Kramer.  Recorded at Bethpage, NY 11714 in November 1979.  Set to music and performed by Diana Arnow, soprano, guitar, and electric piano.  Includes: "The Flowers of Georgia O'Keeffe," "Shoreham: A Ballad for Phil Ochs," "Patriotism," and "Is This the City?"  All but "Shoreham" in RFD.  18 minutes.

 

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Poems of Spain.  Presented by WBAI, New York City, NY on December 17, 1979.  A revised and expanded version of A Rose for Granada (see I124) including six poems written during the Spanish Civil War.  Kramer reads "The Day Teruel Fell Into Fascist Hands," written February 27, 1938 and never before published or publicly read.  He also reads recent travel poems soon to be published in CP and in IWT.  The reading opens with a segment from Federico Garcia Lorca's "Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter."  60 minutes.

 

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Thomas Moore: A Bicentennial Tribute.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on December 23, 1979.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer introduces and reads eight of the "Irish Melodies," three of the "National Airs," and six other selections representing various aspects of Moore's poetic career.  He also reads Byron's tribute in verse to Moore.  30 minutes.

 

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Bravo Oblomov!: the first recording.  A musical based on the Goncharov novel Oblomov.  Book by John Barnes.  Music by Arnold Black.  Lyrics by Kramer.  Recorded to accompany the script.  John Barnes reads background continuity; he and Arnold Black read dialog; and Black sings the songs, accompanying himself on piano. Later titled The Beautiful Dream Of Ivan Ilyich Oblomov.  c1980.

 

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Emily Dickinson.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on March 12, 1980.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Emily Dickinson by focusing on five major themes in her poetry: nature, death, love, integrity, and religion.  He reads a selection of her verse related to the themes.  60 minutes.

 

G164

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Aaron Kramer Reading.  Recorded at Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY 11784 on April 16, 1980 as part of the Fifth Annual Long Island Writers Conference.  Kramer dedicates the reading to the memory of his recently deceased friend Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) about whom he provides a personal reminiscence.  He reads three sections of an elegy for Rukeyser: "Meeting Muriel Rukeyser at the Train," "Elegy," and "Muriel Marches" (in BB as "Elegy for Muriel Rukeyser" subtitled "Meeting Her Train," "Tidings," and "She Marches Past")  He also describes the unfinished fourth section to be titled "The Chair" (in IWT).  Kramer then reads a wide selection of his poetry and answers questions from the audience about his life and work.  68 minutes.

 

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Chelm.  Excerpts from the oratorio.  Music by Eugene Glickman.  Garden City Cathedral House, Garden City, NY.  May 1982.

 

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Carousel Parkway.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on July 10, 1980.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer introduces and reads selections from his forthcoming collection.  Between the opening and concluding sections of the title poem, Kramer places "Coney Island," "Kennedy Airport," and "Ghosts." In CP.  54 minutes.

 

G167

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Four Poems of Aaron Kramer.  Includes: "Hymn" and "Joy" in HG, "Softly" and "Midsummer" in RH.  Premiere at Pines Theater Festival, Look Park, Northampton, MA.  9 Aug 1980.  Performed by the Mohawk Trail Chamber Quartet and Gretchen d'Armand, soprano.  Arnold Black, composer.

 

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Poetry of the Thirties.  Presented by WNYC, New York City, NY on September 11, 1980.  A Spoken Words Program.  Kramer introduces and reads selections from the proletarian poets of the Depression including Horace Gregory, Kenneth Patchen, Muriel Rukeyser, Langston Hughes, Kenneth Fearing, Alfred Kreymborg, and Maxwell Bodenheim.  60 minutes.

 

G169

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Emily Dickinson: 150th Birthday Program.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 on November 25, 1980.  Kramer, who organized the event, introduces a program sponsored by the Humanities Division and the Friends of the Dowling College Library to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Emily Dickinson.  Includes the keynote speech "Emily Dickinson and the Popular Tradition" by Dr. Miriam Baker.  Forty poems performed by student readers were selected and arranged by Kramer.  An incomplete recording.  120 minutes.

 

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Retrospective Reading.  Sponsored by the sophomore class of Dowling College on the occasion of the publication of Carousel Parkway.  Eighteen poems composed between 1937 and 1970 representing each of his books are read and discussed.  Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.  11 December 1980.

 

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[A Reading by Olga Cabral and Aaron Kramer]  Kramer's twentieth annual program at the Donnell Library. Each poet reads twice.  Kramer's first group is from Carousel Parkway, his second includes excerpts from Roll the Forbidden Drums! and five new poems.   Donnell Library, New York City, NY.  April 13, 1981.

 

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Yiddish Lullabies.  Kramer reads and discusses his translations from the Israeli anthology Unter Yankele's Vigele, arranged in five large groups: the Classical Period, the Second Golden Age, Women, Soviet Poets, and Holocaust Poets.  A Spoken Words program.  WNYC, New York.  28 June 1981.

 

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Class Lecture.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 on December 3, 1981.  The only known recording made up to that time of Kramer conducting a college class.  He reads and discusses Emerson's "Woodnotes" and "Days," and Longfellow's "The Tide Rises," "The Jewish Cemetery in Newport," Sea-Weed," and "The Cross of Snow."  90 minutes.

 

G174

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"My Poems Are Full of Poison"  Recorded at the Capriccio Concert, Flagstaff, Arizona on December 31, 1981.  Set to music by Irwin Heilner and arranged by Walter Spalding.  Performed by Bonnie Feather, soprano; Charles Spining, piano; and Walter Spalding, classical guitar.  Heine's poem translated from the German by Kramer.  In GSH.

 

G175

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Poetry Reading.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769 on March 1, 1982.  A reading held to celebrate the publication of the anthology Paumanok Rising.  Readers are: Graham Everett, Norbert Krapf, Kramer, and Vince Clemente.  Because of Everett's extended reading, Kramer limits himself to a few Whitman poems so that Clemente can be heard.  Introduction by Robert DeMaria.

 

G176

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[Concert and reading]  Includes premieres of "Train Song" in TG, "To Be Whispered" in TC "Such Sweet Sorcery" as Part four of "Serenade" in GT, and "Snow Song" in RH set by Rosetta Tomassi, sung by her and Grace Tomassi.  Kramer reads from his forthcoming The Burning Bush.  Dr. Joan Boyle delivers a paper on Kramer's work.  The Tomassis then perform premieres of "May Song" in TC, "Shout Hail To May," in TG as part five of "Songs in Memory of My Father," "Midsummer Eve" in RH,  and "Love Song" in M.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.  17 Mar. 1982.

 

G177

AUDIO

Library of Congress Poetry Reading.  Kramer reads eleven poems from RH, twelve from OWP, nine from CP, and six from recent publications.  6 Apr 1982.

 

G178

AUDIO

Chelm.  Sections one through three performed by the Long Island Choral Society, Meredith E. Baker, director, Cathedral House, Garden City, NY.  16 May 1982.

 

G179

AUDIO

Interview with Ber Green.  A five-part interview with Ber Green, the ailing Yiddish poet, at the Hebrew Home of the Sages, NYC, on Green's own life and work, that of other Yiddish poets, the future of Yiddish, and the history of the Proletpen, which he had helped organize -- its achievements and shortcomings.  Two crucial segments transcribed and published at the time, see G ___  17 June-16 July 1982.

 

G180

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[Reading by Aaron Kramer]  Kramer introduce Whitman to a group of high school science honor students preparing a museum exhibit based on the poet's work.  He focusses on "Song of Myself" section one and five through seven.  Kramer then reads and analyzes "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" and "Europe."  Discusses "Passage to India" and reads the final sections.  Recorded at the Whitman Birthplace, West Hills, NY on November 6, 1982.

 

G181

AUDIO

[Reception and reading]  Introductory greetings by the prominent Yiddish poets I.E. Ronch and Chaim Schwartz.  Songs performed by Isabel Katz, soprano and Regina Rothman piano and recitations of several Kramer poems by Myra Barnes.  Kramer reads from his forthcoming volumes The Burning Bush and In Wicked Times.  Rothman Home, LA.  25 Dec 1982.

 

G182

AUDIOTAPE

Poetry Reading by Claire Nicolas White.  Kramer provides an introduction for White.  Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.  15 March 1983.

 

G183

AUDIO

An Interview with Yuri Suhl.  Kramer visits his old teacher, the Yiddish poet and prize-winning author of children's books.  Suhl recalls the Yiddish labor poetry movement of the 1930s.  13 April 1983.

 

G184

AUDIO

The Beautiful Dream of Ilya Ilyitch Oblamov: Second Run-Through.  Eugene O'Neill Theater Conference, Waterford, CT.  3 June 1983.

 

G185

AUDIO

Geeta Parikh: Visiting Gujurati Poet/Scholar.  Interviews Kramer on US poetry since 1960 with special focus on women poets.  Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.  13 Jun 1983.

 

G186

AUDIO 

[Reading] Kramer offers selection from his two new volumes, BB and IWT. 24 June 1983. WNYC, Spoken Words.

 

G187

AUDIOTAPE

The Burning Bush and In Wicked Times: a reading.  Kramer reads and discusses from The Burning Bush seven poems and from In Wicked Times eight poems.  When reading "The Chair," which is dedicated to Muriel Rukeyser, Kramer makes an extended biographical comment about his recently deceased friend.   Recorded at the Connetquot Public Library on September 30, 1983.

 

G188

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The Growth of a Poetics: 1940-1983.  Kramer explains what has changed and what has remained in his poetry and beliefs.  He focusses on five poems, one from each decade.  Beginning and ending with poems about Lorca, Kramer introduces his musical choice for the broadcast: Theodorakis' setting of a gypsy ballad by Lorca.  The Sound of Poetry: Robert Ballentine interviews AK.  Presented on WBAU, Garden City, NY.  November 30, 1983.

 

G189

AUDIOTAPE

[Reading by Aaron Kramer]  Introductory remarks in Yiddish by I.E. Ronch. In part one of the program, Kramer reads selections about women from BB including the essay "Heine".  In part two, he reads his translations from Yiddish poems either by or about women.  Sponsored by the Emma Lazarus Clubs of Los Angeles.  Recorded at the Yablon Center, Los Angeles, CA on December 28, 1983.  Two cassettes.

 

G190

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Aaron Kramer Reading.  Kramer reads two poems from each section of The Burning Bush.  The Yiddish poet I.E. Ronch then greets Kramer and vividly describes Kramer's public reading of the previous day.  Isabel Katz, soprano, and Regina Rothman, piano, perform Kramer's "In Contempt" part four of "October in 'Freedom Land'" in DV and "Lullaby," part one of "The Bell and the Light" in RFD.  The program concludes with "Called In," "Barcelona," and "The New Home" from In Wicked Times.  Recorded at the Rothman House, Los Angeles, CA on December 29, 1983

 

G191

AUDIOTAPE

"A Reading and Song Recital"  Bets Vondrasek, soprano and Leetsa Savalas, pianist.  Includes: "Prothalamium" by Michael Sahl, "The Teardrop Millionaire," "Dogs," and "My Poems are Full of Poison" by Irwin Heilner, and "A Pine Tree Towers Lonely," by Alfred Heller.  Musical setting.  Kramer reads from and discusses selection from IWT and BB.  Vondrasek and Savalas conclude with five more settings of Kramer's work:  "Lullaby," by Joseph Schrogin, "Under a Willow" by Serge Hovey, "Two Songs from Oblomov," by Arnold Black, and "Midsummer Eve," by Mary Heurtley.  Several of these songs were premieres.  Recorded at South Huntington Public Library, South Huntington, NY 11746 on May 6, 1984.

 

G192

VIDEO

"Three Sessions on Poetry with Elementary School Children"

 

G193

AUDIOTAPE

"A Recital and Reading." Pete Seeger and Kramer, appearing as old friends, partly switch roles:  Seeger's emphasis is on the background of the lyrics he sings; Kramer's emphasis is on the music for which his lyrics serve as texts.  Recorded at the Donnell Library on June 11, 1984.

 

G194

AUDIOTAPE

[Reading]  AK reads and discusses his later work beginning with RH.  Recorded at the Moksha Community Education Center, Amityville, NY, September 21, 1984.

 

G195

AUDIOTAPE

Poetry of the Holocaust.  Robert Ballantine interviews AK who provides  the historical background and reads his translations of various Holocaust poems as well as his own ballad "The Dance".  Presented by WBAU on October 24, 1984.

 

G196

VIDEO

Lecture/reading with dance.  Kramer reads his poetry and prose based on the Battle of 19 April 1775 and excerpts from the Transcendental circle around Emerson and Thoreau.  Sylvia Gold, the Isadora Duncan specialist, dances her own choreographed work.  Recorded by Professor Ben Gold.  Emerson Umbrella, Concord, MA.  19 April 1985.

 

G197

AUDIOTAPE

Denmark Vesey Oratorio: excerpts.  Janer Eldridge, conductor; Earldon Scales, bass; and Waldemar Hille, composer and pianist.  Only the seven choral sections of the oratorio's first half are presented.  Recorded at the First Unitarian Church, Los Angeles, CA on May 10, 1985.

 

G198

AUDIOTAPE

Poetry and Songs of the Holocaust.  Many Holocaust songs, including Kramer's translation of Avrom Sutzkever's "From Your Stars, Your White Stars Burning" (music by Avrom Brudno), Leib Apeksin's "Why Was It So Bright?" (in CYP and LL), and Joshua Zendrof's "No, Our Spirit is Not Broken" (in LL).   Performed by Bets Vondrasek, soprano and Eris Mazzarelli, piano.  Kramer reads selections by poets of the Holocaust,  including children, and the conclusion of the BBC's Death Takes a Holiday, also know as The Emperor of Atlantis. Kramer then presents Holocaust poems by writers from other countries and plays the conclusion of the WBAU "Poetry of the Holocaust" program.  Recorded at the Bayshore/Brightwaters Public Library on May 19, 1985.

 

G199

AUDIOTAPE

Heine: Balladeer of the People.  Kramer offers a number of his translations to illustrate his lecture.  Daniel Pincus, tenor and Bruce Adolph, pianist perform "The Lorelei" in Kramer's version.  Recorded at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Garden City, NY on September 15, 1985.

 

G200

AUDIOTAPE

[Interview]  Robert Ballentine interviews Kramer about West Hills Review, Volume 5.  Kramer reads and discusses various poems published in this, the last issue he co-edited.  "Sound of Poetry" Program.  Recorded at WBAU, Garden City, NY on September 25, 1985.

 

G201

AUDIO

The Beautiful Dream of Ilya Ilyich Oblomov.  A showcase production by the National Shakespeare Company at the Cubicolo Theatre, NYC, with sopranos Ma Prem Alimo and Karen Lundry; tenors David Smith and Richard Frisch; pianist Mordechai Sheinkman; narrator John Barnes; speaker Arnold Black.  8 Dec. 1985.

 

G202

AUDIO

Babi Yar.  Kramer's translation of Shike Driz.  Setting by Muriel Roth for soprano, violin, cello, and piano.  Janice Felty, soprano, Lynn Case, violin, Laurel Rodgers, cello, and Maya Hoffman, piano.  St. Francis Auditorium, Sante Fe, NM.  6 March 1986.

 

G203

AUDIOTAPE

Class lecture.  First half of the session devoted to a midterm review.  Second half focusses on Drum Taps.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY on April 16, 1986.  Whitman seminar.

 

G204

VIDEO

[reading and discussion]  Kramer presents one poem from each of his books, with much background information and an extended discussion period halfway through. Congregational Church, Concord, MA.  19 April 1986.

 

G205

AUDIOTAPE

In the Suburbs.  Part of the Ballantine interview was inadvertently omitted from the recording.  Recorded at WBAU, Garden City, NY on May 28, 1986.

 

G206

AUDIO

Four Translations by Aaron Kramer.  Includes: "At the Blazing Bonfire" by David Seltzer, "A Mother's Lament" by Yuri Suhl, "The Mothers Rejoice" by Sara Barkan, and "Celebration" by I.E. Ronch.  Introduced and sung by Kathy Roche-Zujko, soprano.  Composed by Waldemar Hille, who accompanies Roche-Zujko on piano.  First Unitarian Church, Los Angeles, CA.  9 Sep. 1986.

 

G207

AUDIOTAPE

Poets of Concord: America's Conscience.  Kramer discusses the ethical fervor of Emerson, Thoreau, and others in their group, and reads from their works.  Recorded at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Garden City, NY on October 19, 1986.

 

G208

AUDIOTAPE

Myth in Aaron Kramer's Poetry: Broadcast One.  Kramer discusses the value and use of myth and fable in poetry and focusses on his own early ballads "The Red Shoes" in TGR, "Denmark Vesey," and "The Ballad of August Bondi."  Robert Ballantine interview on "The Sound of Poetry" program.  Presented by WBAU, Garden City, NY on October 22, 1986.

 

G209

VIDEOTAPE

In the Suburbs.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY on November 24, 1986.  First half of IS is read and discussed with a small group of students.

 

G210

AUDIOTAPE

Myth in Aaron Kramer's Poetry: Broadcast Two.  Kramer discusses the poet's life as myth and the dichotomy between an artist's life and work.  Program begins with a focus on Moses throughout Kramer's work and concludes with a reading of "Ballad of Jesus," "The Last Supper," and a Mormon section of O Golden Land!.  Robert Ballantine interview on "The Sound of Poetry" program.  Presented by WBAU, Garden City, NY on November 26, 1986.

 

G211

AUDIO

Four Songs.  Music by Ronald Armanini.  "Love Song" (in M), "Midsummer," "Forest Vapors," and "Snow Song" (in RH).  Dowling Chorus, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.  December 1986.

 

G212

AUDIO

Magicians.  Setting by Serge Hovey.  Text originally in Eugene Glickman's Children's Suite.  December 1986.

 

G213

AUDIOTAPE

Poetry Reading.  Kramer reads and discusses twelve uncollected recent poems, five selections from earlier books, and his translation of Sutzkever's "The Teacher Mira."  Kramer dedicates part of the reading to Milton Woolff, Commander of the Abraham Lincoln Battlian, who came from San Francisco to attend.  Recorded at the home of George and Trudy David, Pacific Palisades, CA on December 28, 1986.

 

G214

AUDIOTAPE

The Prophetic Tradition in American Poetry: Broadcast One. Robert Ballentine and Kramer discuss the motivation for the book and its range of subjects, including the relation between aesthetics and politics in nineteenth century poetry.  Ballentine offers an expanded appreciation of the volume.  Presented by WBAU, Garden City, NY on January 27, 1987.  Robert Ballentine interview on "The Sound of Poetry" program.

 

G215

AUDIOTAPE

Ray Heatherton Breakfast Club.  Heatherton, whose entertainer-daughter, Joey, had recently been suffering severe psychological problems, interviews Kramer about poetry and poetry therapy. Presented by WBAU, Garden City, NY on February 8, 1987.

 

G216

AUDIOTAPE

The Prophetic Tradition in American Poetry: Broadcast Two. Robert Ballantine continues his interview. Kramer reads a large passage from PT on Thoreau's response to the Mexican War.  He discusses the prophetic impulse throughout his own work, giving "In Contempt" performed by the Weavers, with music by Betty Sanders, as an example. Moving to the war with Spain, Kramer focusses on E.A. Robinson and Edgar Lee Masters.  He then discusses the prophetic impulse in contemporary poetry and ends with "Neruda in Hiding," music by Pete Seeger, sung by Carl Finger.  Presented by WBAU, Garden City, NY on February 25, 1987. 

 

G217

AUDIOTAPE

The Poet and the Art of Translation: Civ Cedering and Aaron Kramer.  Recorded at the Poetry Center, C.W. Post College, Greenvale, NY on March 11, 1987. Kramer reads from his Hungarian, German, and Yiddish translations as well as some of the poems in the original.  Program chaired by poet Norbert Krapf.

 

G218

AUDIO

The Poet and the Therapist.  A panal discussion of the 1987 NAPT Conference, Columbia University, NYC.  Moderator Arthur Lerner with panalists: Aaron Kramer, Helen Joskoski (CalState at Fullerton), Kenneth Gorelick, and James Murphy.  Joskowsi refused permission to be taped, but her comments on Christopher Smart serve as a springboard for Kramer's response.   cMay 1987.

 

G219

AUDIO

[Poetry Reading]  Pete Seeger, scheduled to share the program which he had initiated, failed to appear.  Kramer therefore carries the entire program including his translations from Yiddish, German, and Hungarian as well as a group of his own new poems.  Donnell Library, New York.  5 May 1987.

 

G220

AUDIO

Four Songs.  Music by Ronald Armanini.  Includes:  "Night of Snow," (in GM) "Not Just Now," and "Night Song," (in RH) and "A Parting Word." (in M).  Armanini performs at piano and sings.  29 June 1987.

 

G221

VIDEO

[reading]  A four-part, five-hour 91st birthday greeting to his mother in which Kramer reads samples from the forthcoming CYP, with much personal, literary, and historical background.  Kramer includes no Holocaust poems but ends with Dora Teitelboim's "At Olgin's Grave," which is not in CYP, but later in AMY.  Recorded during 1-23 October 1987.

 

G222

AUDIO

Psalm Twenty-three.  Choral setting by Ronald Armanini.  Kramer's version originally in The Cross and the Arrow, music by Eugene Glickman.  St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Floral Park, NY.  31 Jan. 1988.

 

G223

AUDIO

[Lecture and Poetry Reading]  Kramer gives a two hour lecture and reading including selections from the forthcoming Century of Yiddish Poetry, poems from various Kramer volumes starting with Rumshinsky's Hat, and a large section on Thoreau from The Prophetic Tradition in American Poetry.  Progress Club, West Side Jewish Center.  Los Angeles, CA.  25 Feb. 1988.

 

G224

AUDIO

Three Yiddish Lullabies.  Includes: "I Cradle You," by Celia Dropkin, "Cat, Keep Still!" by I.L. Peretz, and "Lullaby" by Benjamin Katz.  Translated by Kramer.  Set to music by Judith Berman.  Sung by cantor Samuel Brown.  Berman at piano. 13 Apr. 1988.

 

G225

AUDIO

Moses: Prolog.  Music by Ronald Armanini.  Kramer narrates.  Choir conducted by Armanini.  Spring Choral Concert.  Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.  17 May 1988.

 

G226

AUDIO

[Interview]  Jewish Community Hour.  With Estelle D. Abraham.  Kramer reads and discusses several of his translations from Yiddish.  WNTR, Washington, D.C.  30 July 1988.

 

G227

AUDIO

Two Songs.  Music by Ronald Armanini.  Includes: "The Doll" (in OWP) and "Psalm Twenty-three."  Armanini at piano and singing.  11 Aug. 1987.

 

G228

AUDIO

Yiddish Poets of Conscience.  A lecture-reading by Kramer including many poems from CYP. County Line Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Amityville, NY.  18 Sep. 1988.

 

G229

AUDIO

American Dreams.  Kramer leads a reading/lecture/discussion on  The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin in the Sun.  This Suffolk Cooperative Library System Program was also presented by Kramer at Bridgehampton, Hampton Bays, Amityville, Middle County, and Brentwood Public Libraries.  Harborfields Public Library, Greenlawn, NY.  5 Oct. 1988.

 

G230

VIDEO

An Evening with Dr. Aaron Kramer.  Kramer reads and discusses nineteen translations from A Century of Yiddish Poetry.  Introduction by library director Sara Courant.  Patchogue-Medford Public Library, Patchogue, NY.  17 Oct. 1988.

 

G231

AUDIO

An Interview with Aaron Kramer.  The Sounds of Poetry.  With George Wallace and Sonia Usatch.  An incomplete recording.  WBAU, Garden City, NY.  2 Nov. 1988.

 

G232

AUDIO

All of It by Skylark.  Green Linnet Records, New Canaan, CT 06840.  1989.  CD no. GLCD 3046.  “In Contempt,” set to music by Garry O’Briain.  Although credited to Kramer, the lyric is substantially altered by Len Graham of Skylark who adds, drops, and rearranges lines.  Performed by Skylark.  For Kramer’s unaltered lyric, see Part Four of "October in Freedom Land” in DV.

 

G233

AUDIOTAPE

Robert Frost.  Second in the Voices and Visions series.  Kramer responds in depth to audience comments on and memories of Frost.  He reads and discusses "Birches," "Out, Out--," and "Two Look at Two."  Format for the series: each session follows a group viewing of the video and is based on previously assigned readings in Robert DiYanni's Modern American Poets.  Last fifteen minutes of the session are unrecorded.  The first session, on Emily Dickinson, was not recorded.  South Country Public Library, Bellport, NY.  21 March 1989.

 

G234

AUDIOTAPE

William Carlos Williams.  Third in the Voices and Visions series.  Kramer reads and discusses "By the Road to the Contagious Hospital," "The Widow's Lament in Springtime," "The Dance," "This Is Just to Say," "The Wind Increases," "Shadows," "The Last Words of My English Grandmother," and "A Sort of a Song" among others.  Recorded at the South Country Public Library, Bellport, NY.  4 April 1989.

 

G235

AUDIOTAPE

Langston Hughes.  Fourth in the Voices and Visions series.  Kramer includes a great deal of biographical and personal information about Hughes beyond the Voices and Visions tape.  He reads and discusses  "Stalingrad," "Dream Variations," "Delinquent," "Mulatto," "Ku Klux," and other short lyrics.  South Country Public Library, Bellport, NY.   18 April 1989.

 

G236

AUDIO

The Poetry of Aaron Kramer.  Allyn Storer reads and discusses Kramer's work.  Books and Reading series.  WERU/FM.  Blue Hill, ME.  9 August 1989.

 

G237

AUDIO

The Poetry of Aaron Kramer.  A condensed version of Allyn Storer's 9 Aug. 1989 program.  Rebroadcast due to weather interference during the original show. WERU/FM.  Blue Hill, ME.  23 Aug. 1989.

 

G238

AUDIOTAPE

Walt Whitman.  A second Voices and Visions series begins, in response to audience enthusiasm.  Kramer leads a wide-ranging study based on audience comments and questions.  He reads and discusses "Song of Myself" section forty-eight and the opening passages of "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry."  The second hour is unrecorded.  South Country Public Library, Bellport, NY.   12 September 1989.

 

G239

AUDIOTAPE

Wallace Stevens.  Voices and Visions, second series.  Kramer leads a discussion on the poet's technique, stress on the imagination, and worship of art as a twentieth century replacement for religion.  He reads and discusses "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock" and "The Emperor of Ice-Cream."  The second hour is unrecorded.  South Country Public Library, Bellport, NY.  26 September 1989.

 

G240

AUDIOTAPE

Ezra Pound.  Voices and Visions, second series.  Following a long discussion on Pound's politics and poetics, Kramer focuses on "The River Merchant's Wife" and "Hugh Selwyn Mauberley" (I-V).  The recording becomes increasingly blemished and stops midway through the session.  South Country Public Library, Bellport, NY.  10 October 1989.

 

G241

AUDIOTAPE

T.S. Eliot.  Voices and Visions, second series.  Kramer begins by criticizing the emphasis on the modern in both the video and the DiYanni anthology and explains Eliot's use of the objective correlative, allusion, footnoting, and juxtaposing.  Reads and discusses "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock," and "The Wasteland."  South Country Public Library, Bellport, NY.  24 October 1989.

 

G242

AUDIO

Shakespeare for 1989.  Kramer presents passages from various plays on war (Henry V, Henry VI,3), fake religiosity (Richard III, Measure For Measure), sexual violence (Titus Andronicus), black pride (Titus Andronicus), judicial hypocrisy (Merchant of Venice), judicial corruption (King Lear), ends justifying means (Julius Caesar), people as mob (Julius Caesar), loyalty vs. betrayal, need for compassion, and greatness of soul (King Lear).  Connetquot Public Library, Bohemia, NY.  1 November 1989.

 

G243

AUDIOTAPE

Aaron Kramer.  The ninth and final Voices and Visions session, offered at the request of the group.  Kramer and the audience consider simplicity in poetry, the use of rhyme, the making of a poem, the train image in his work, and Heine's influence on him.  He discusses and reads "For Benjamin Moloise," "Henry at the Grating," "When I Have Fears," "Dialog," "Pompeii," the conclusion of "On the Way to Palermo" and other poems.  South County Public Library, Bellport, NY.  13 November 1989.

 

G244

AUDIO

Walt Whitman  First in the series. Kramer expands on audience questions regarding Whitman's enthusiasm for manifest destiny and his anti-Irish, anti-Mexican writings. Voices and Visions series.  Amityville Public Library, Amityville, NY.  15 Mar. 1990.

 

G245

AUDIO

Antigone.  First in a series of three theater-works programs at the Northport Public Library.  Northport Public Library, Northport, NY.  20 Mar. 1990.

 

G246

AUDIO

Langston Hughes.  Voices and Visions series.  Longwood Public Library.  Middle Island, NY.  27 Mar. 1990.

 

G247

AUDIO

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Hamlet.  Second in a series of theater-works programs.  Northport Public Library.  Northport, NY.  3 April 1990.

 

G248

VIDEO

Emily Dickinson.  Voices and Visions series.  Also recorded on audiotape.  Amityville Public Library.  Amityville, NY.  5 April 1990.

 

G249

VIDEO

Emily Dickinson.  Discussion based on the Voices and Visions' Emily Dickinson video and on twenty assigned poems from Robert DiYanni's Modern American Poets (New York: Random, 1987).  Kramer focuses on Dickinson poems 249, 258, 324, 435, and 640 among others.  Editing eliminates many passages, particularly audience comments and questions.  Amityville Public Library, Amityville, NY.  16 April 1990.

 

G250

AUDIO

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.  Third in a series of theater-work programs.  Northport Public Library.  Northport, NY.  17 April 1990.

 

G251

AUDIO

Langston Hughes.  Voices and Visions series.  Amityville Public Library.  Amityville, NY.  19 April 1990.

 

G252

AUDIO

Langston Hughes.  Kramer discusses Hughes' shift during the McCarthy period and reads many of Hughes' poems.   Voices and Visions series.  Port Jefferson Public Library.  Port Jefferson, NY.  25 April 1990.

 

G253

AUDIO

Yiddish Poets of Labor.  Kramer reads selections from the first section of A Century of Yiddish Poetry.  WBAI, New York.  1 May 1990.

 

G254

VIDEO

Aaron Kramer.    At the request of the participants and the library staff, and after having viewed a 1980 video of the Fifth Long Island Writers Conference at Suffolk Community College, Selden, NY, Kramer presents a selection of his poetry as the concluding session of Voices and Visions.  Along with wideranging biographical and literary comments, he focuses on "The Dance," "After the Ballet," "Sister," "Mathilda," "In the Suburbs," "When I Have fears," "Blues," and "Warning tp Immigrants."  Introduction by Rita J. Steinle.  Includes a remembrance by Sam Robert, a friend of Kramer's youth.  Amityville Public Library.  Amityville, NY.  3 May 1990.

 

G255

AUDIO

[Classroom lecture]  Kramer reviews Shakespeare's last four tragedies -- Macbeth, King Lear, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Coriolanus -- to which he gives the main focus.  Recorded on Kramer's last day as a full-time teacher.  [Followed by a partial recording of an earlier session on Titus Andronicus and Romeo and Juliet.] Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.  17 May 1990.

 

G256

VIDEO

[workshop]  Kramer conducts the first of three Taproot Workshops sponsored by the NEA.  In response to requests and questions from workshop members, mostly retirees, he reads and discusses: section one of "Stalingrad," "October in Freedom Land," "Madhouse," "At Night," and "Sevilla" in honor of Carl Geiser, a participant who fought in Spain and wrote Prisoners of the Good Fight.  Introduction by workshop coordinator, Enid Graf.  Produced by Enid Graf.  Islip Public Library, Islip, NY.  19 May 1990.

 

G257

VIDEO

[workshop]  Kramer conducts the second of three Taproot Workshops sponsored by the NEA.  He reads three of his poems: "Hymn," "Airshaft Lullaby," and "Henry At the Grating."  After discussing punctuation in poetry, he reads some of his distributed translations: R.M. Rilke's "The Blind Lad," Jacob Glatstein's "Smoke," and Heinrich Heine's "The Silesian Weavers," "The Lorelei," and "Der Tod, das ist die kuhle Nacht."  Kramer concludes by reading and praising Margaret Brehmer's "Lamentations," his choice as best entry by a group member.  Introduction by Enid Graf.  Produced by Enid Graf.  Islip Public Library, Islip, NY.  26 May 1990.

 

G258

AUDIO/VIDEO

The Poetry of Aaron Kramer.  The first of three Taproot Workshops. A severely edited videotape of all three workshops was prepared by Enid Graf, coordinator of the Taproot program.   Islip Public Library, Islip, NY.  10 Sep. 1990.

 

G259

AUDIO

Translations From German and Yiddish.  The second of three Taproot Workshops.  Kramer reads from his translations of Heine, Rilke, and various Yiddish poets.  Only video portion survives.  Islip Public Library, Islip, NY.  17 Sep. 1990.

 

G260

AUDIO

Indigo.  The third of three Taproot Workshops.  Kramer reads from the forthcoming Indigo.  Includes much personal background and discussion of technique.  This session was completely recorded.  Islip Public Library, Islip, NY.  24 Sep. 1990.

 

G261

AUDIO

T.S. Eliot.  Second of two Voices and Visions (the first was Robert Frost on 26 Sep. 1990 and unrecorded).  Based on audience comments and questions, Kramer presents an in depth discussion of Eliot and then reads and analyzes "The Wasteland."  He then responds to a sustained assault on Eliot, re "Gerontion," by the same person who had launched a similar attack on Langston Hughes at Port Jefferson on 19 April 1990.  South Huntington Public Library, Huntington, NY.  3 October 1990.

 

G262

AUDIO

King Lear. South Country Public Library, Bellport, NY.  9 Oct. 1990.

 

G263

AUDIO

Shakespeare's Sonnets.  First hour based on many biographical questions raised by the audience.  During the second hour Kramer reads and discusses sonnets 73, 130, 147, and 55.  South Country Public Library,. Bellport, NY.  23 Oct. 1990.

 

G264

AUDIO

Arms and the Man.  The sixth in a series of theater-work programs.  The fourth program, Ghosts (30 Oct. 1990), and the fifth program, Uncle Vanya (13 Nov. 1990), were recorded but have been misplaced.  Northport Public Library, Northport, NY.  27 Nov. 1990.

 

G265

AUDIO

My Perception of the Poet's Role.  West Side/Chicago Yiddish Culture Club.  Los Angeles, CA.  11 Jan. 1991.

 

G266

AUDIO

Women in My Poetry, and Women Poets.   Kramer reads "Bar Kochba" by Emma Lazarus and then reads five of his own poems about women including his elegy to Muriel Ruykeser.  He later responds to many audience questions.  Los Angeles Emma Lazarus Clubs, Los Angeles, CA.  12 Jan. 1991.

 

G267

AUDIO

Indigo: A Reading.   Kramer gives a prepubication reading of thirteen poems in galley from Indigo entitled "The Fifth Dimension: The Union of Past, Present, and Future in Poetry."  He discusses his role as a teacher and then reads five poems from BB.  Presented at the George David home, Pacific Palisades, CA.  13 Jan. 1991.

 

G268

AUDIO

[Reading]  Kramer reads selections from and discusses Indigo.  Longwood Public Library, Middle Island, NY.  12 Mar. 1991.

 

G269

VIDEO and AUDIO

Jewish Poets: A Multilingual Reading.  Kramer, Menke Katz, and Gabriel Preil give a bi-lingual poetry reading in the Dag Hammerskjöld Auditorium.  Introduced by Nikki Stiller and Stanley Barkan.  United Nations, New York, NY.  14 March 1991.

 

G2670

AUDIO

The Craft of Poetry.  Kramer lectures about poetic craft and reads illustrations from Indigo.  South Huntington Public Library, Huntington, NY.  24 April 1991.

 

G271

AUDIO

[Westhampton Poetry Festival]  Kramer announces award winners and gives a reading from Indigo.  16 May 1991.  (I'll check with David Axelrod)

 

G272

AUDIO

Indigo.   South Country Public Library, Bellport, NY.  21 May 1991.

 

G273

AUDIO

Indigo.  Kramer reads five earlier poems (one from each decade: 40s through 80s) with much personal and historical background; he then reads twelve poems from I.  Harborfields Public Library, Greenlawn, NY.  23 May 1991.

 

G274

AUDIO

The Art of Translation.  Kramer shares his philosophy of translation and his experiences as a translator.  He reads four Heinrich Heine poems in German and English and one by Rajzel Zychlinska in Yiddish and English.  He then reads twelve poems from I.  Northport Public Library, Northport, NY.  23 July 1991.

 

G275

AUDIO

Antigone and Oedipus the King.  First in a series of five Great Books Lectures.  Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library, Bay Shore, NY.  6 Oct. 1991.

 

G276

AUDIO

Measure for Measure.  Second in a series of five Great Books Lectures.  Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library, Bay Shore, NY.  3 Nov. 1991.

 

G277

AUDIO

Favorite Poems.  Kramer reads and discusses some of his favorite poetry from Judea, Greece, Russia, Poland, and the United States.  He also reads selections from Indigo.  Connetquot Public Library, Bohemia, NY.  6 Nov. 1991.

 

G278

AUDIO

[Reading]  Kramer presents a retrospective reading and discussion of his poetry, focussing on his political and travel poetry.   Introduction by David Axelrod.  Suffolk Community College, Selden, NY.  13 Nov. 1991.

 

G279

AUDIO

Aaron Kramer: Early and Recent Work.  To celebrate Christmas, Kramer reads "Christmas Trees," "Santa at Gimbels," "The Ballad of Jesus," and "The Last Supper."  From his earliest works he reads "Garcia Lorca," "Lublin," and "The Mayflower" part three, with much biographical and historical background.  He then reads part two of "Moses" and concludes with six selections from Indigo.  English Honor Society, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.     20 Dec. 1991.

 

G280

AUDIO

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.  5 Mar. 1992.  Extended introduction by Alan Wald, Kramer's host.  Kramer provides a retrospective reading from all his books.

 

G281

AUDIO

The Emperor of Atlantis.  Produced by Judith Berman.  Los Angeles, CA.  29 March 1992.

 

G282

AUDIOTAPE

Leaves of Grass.  Fourth in a series of five Great Books Lectures.  After a wide- ranging discussion based on audience comments and questions about Whitman, Kramer focusses on "To A Locomotive in Winter," "A Noiseless Patient Spider," "The Sleepers," "Passage to India," and several "Inscriptions." [The third lecture, "British Romantic Poetry," on 22 Mar. 1992 was not recorded.]   Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library, Bay Shore, NY.  26 April 1992.

 

G283

AUDIO

Dubliners.  Last of a series of five Great Books Lectures.  Kramer focusses on "Araby," "Ivy Day in the Committee-Room," "A Mother," "Grace," and "The Dead."  Includes much biographical material.  Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library, Bay Shore, NY.  31 May 1992.

 

G284

AUDIO

The Romantic Poets: One.  Kramer explores Romanticism through various lyrics of Blake and Wordsworth, examining recurrent themes and techniques.  South Country Public Library, Bellport, NY. 9 June 1992.

 

G285

AUDIO

[Two songs]  Includes Kramer's translations of the Vilna ghetto resistance songs: the anonymous "From Vilna Went Forth Still Another Decree" and Schmerke Katcherginsky’s "The Ballad of Itzik Wittenberg."  Manus O'Riordan, tenor.  Goilin Singers' Club, Dublin, Ireland.  Summer 1992. In M, CYP, and LL.

 

G286

AUDIO

The Romantic Poets: Two.  Kramer continues his exploration of Romanticism by focussing on Coleridge's "Christabel," Byron's "Darkness," Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind," and Keats' sonnets: "On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer", "When I Have Fears," and "Bright Star."  South Country Public Library, Bellport, NY.  23 June 1992.

 

G287

VIDEO

Aaron Kramer Interviewed by David Axelrod.  David Axelrod interviews Kramer, emphasizing social aspects of his work from the 1930s to the present.  Kramer reads and discusses: "Barcelona," "Preface," a quatrain written at sixteen and recited from memory, "Not Being Yevtushenko," and "Nick." Ideas and Images series. Created by Maryanne Martyn, produced by Jackie Moss.  Channel 25, Riverhead, NY.  23 Sep. 1992.

 

G288

VIDEO

Aaron Kramer Interviewed by David Axelrod.  David Axelrod interviews Kramer following the third Clinton/Bush/Perot presidential debate, calling the program the "fourth debate." Axelrod invites a discussion from Kramer about the nature of translation and asks why Kramer, a Jew, chose to translate R.M. Rilke's Visions of Christ.  Kramer reads excerpts from Rilke's "Night," Adam Mickiewicz's Pan Tadeusz, and Rajzel Zychlinska's "My Mother Looks at Me."  Ideas and Images series.  Created by Maryanne Martyn, produced by Jackie Moss.   Channel 25, Riverhead, NY.  21 Oct. 1992.

 

G289

AUDIO

A Celebration of Walt Whitman on the Centenary of His Death.  South Huntington Public Library, South Huntington, NY.  1 Nov. 1992.

 

G290

AUDIO

New Poems and New Translations.  English Honor Society, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.  26 Mar. 1993.

 

G291

VIDEO

Poetry: Two Perspectives.  A reading by Jackie  Moss and Kramer at the Clayton-Liberatore Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY.  30 Aug. 1993.  Taped for Channel 27,  Riverhead, NY by Victor Teich.

 

G292

AUDIO

Seminar in Victorian Poetry: Tennyson and Browning.  Four sessions recorded by Melissa Walter.   Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.  Oct.-Nov. 1993.

 

G293

AUDIO

King Arthur Legend: a Closer Look.  Northport Public Library, Northport, NY.  28 Oct. 1993

 

G294

VIDEO

The Poet As Storyteller.  English Honor Society.  28 Oct. 1993.  Taped by Christopher Bahl.

 

G295

AUDIO

Art of Translation.  Concert of Kramer texts for German and Yiddish art songs.  Performed by Bets Vondrasek, soprano and pianist Leetsa Savalas.  Kramer also reads.  Connetquot Public LIbrary.  3 Nov. 1993.

 

G296

AUDIO

Relevance of Lear.  South Huntington Public Library,  7 Nov 1993

 

G297

AUDIO

King Arthur Legend: a Closer Look.  Part 2.  Focus on Tennyson.  Northport Public Library.  9 Nov. 1993.

 

G298

VIDEO

Tribute to Irwin Oder.    Recorded at the Snapper Inn, Oakdale, NY.   May 1994

 

G299

VIDEO

Eulogy for Allyn Robinson.  Recorded at Dowling College.  11 May 1994.

 

G300

AUDIO

Poems of Spain.  Based on WBAI's December 1978 broadcast, but with additional comments and seven additional poems.  Recorded at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY by Charles McCabe for broadcast on Costa Rica's international radio network.  Radio for Peace International, Santa Ana, Costa Rica. 

 

G301

AUDIO

Poems of Mexico.  Includes excerpts from PT along with Kramer poems from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Recorded by Charles McCabe at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY for broadcast on Costa Rica's international radio network.   Radio for Peace International,  Santa Ana, Costa Rica.

 

G302

AUDIO

The Poetry Center Presents: Aaron Kramer.  Kramer reads and discusses his poetry.  He answers many questions from the audience as well as explains his choosing to be a lyric poet.  Introduction by Poetry Center Director, Cornelius Eady.  SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.  8 Dec. 1994.

 

G303

VIDEO

A Fifty Year Retrospective: 1945-1995.  Distinguished Lecturer Series.  SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.  5 Apr. 1995.

 

G304

AUDIO

Long Island's 19th Century Poets.  Harborfield Public Library, Centerport, NY.  Kramer presents and reads from the work of eight forgotten Long Island poets of the last century, including Bloodgood H. Cutter.  Sponsored by the Greenlawn/Centerport Historical Society.  30 Apr. 1995.

 

G305

VIDEO

Memorial Tribute to Norman Rosten.  Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY.  Includes Kramer reading two letters from Rosten and one poem by Rosten.  17  May 1995.

 

G306

VIDEO

Aaron Kramer Interviewed at Brooklyn College.  Brooklyn, NY.  Recorded by Matthew Paris for local television broadcast.  8 June 1995.

 

G307

VIDEO

Aaron Kramer Interviewed in Bath Beach and Bensonhurst.  Brooklyn, NY.  Recorded by Matthew Paris for local television broadcast.  20 June 1995.

 

G308

AUDIO

title?   Kramer discusses and reads his poems on African-American themes from 1937-1968.  Recorded by Charles McCabe at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY for broadcast on Costa Rica's international radio network.  Radio for Peace International, San Jose, Costa Rica.  22 June 1995.

 

G309

AUDIO

title?  Kramer discusses and reads from DV and offers a program of favorite poems by African-Americans.  Recorded by Charles McCabe at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY for broadcast on Costa Rica's international radio network.  Radio for Peace International, San Jose, Costa Rica.  29 June 1995.

 

G310

VIDEO

Holocaust Poetry.  Kramer presents poems of the Holocaust at Judith Whitbeck's Holocaust seminar.  Dowling College, Oakdale, NY.  29 June 1995.

 

G311

AUDIO

Herman Melville’s Poetry.  Kramer provides critical and biographical background while focusing on poetry from various periods of Melville’s life.  Recorded at Elio Zappulla’s seminar on early American poetry.  Dowling College, Oakdale, NY. 3 Dec. 1996.

 

 

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