16 Mar 2001

Episode 4 – We Hate Your Dots

From Frank Zappa: The Radio Is Broken, 6:00 pm on 16 March 2001
Frank Zappa with the Ensemble Modern

Frank Zappa with the Ensemble Modern Photo: screenshot

James Gardner traces a personal path through the vast output and thirty-five year career of composer and guitarist Frank Zappa.

Although best known as a rock musician, Zappa wrote orchestral music from his mid-teens onward after discovering Varèse and Stravinsky.

In this episode, Gardner presents a selection of Zappa's orchestral and other instrumental writing as well as glancing sidelong at his "musicals" 'Thing-Fish' and 'Hunchentoot'

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