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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGARD VARÈSE VOLUME 1: 3CD BOXSET

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3cd

Released: 27th Apr 2018

£15.99


this anthology compiles recordings spanning a period of almost three decades of the compositions of the pioneering twentieth century avant-garde composer Edgard Varèse, from the first recording of the Nicolas Slonimsky conducted ‘Ionisation’ in 1933 & onwards.

Igor Stravinsky considered that, in the use of percussion & wind instruments, Varèse was an innovator of the first rank. Like his contemporary, Varèse tapped into something that classical composers had been politely sidestepping for centuries: rhythm. The result is an art of extreme individuality; a music singular in its beauty. this selection includes all of Robert Craft's celebrated Varèse recordings with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra & with an ensemble of woodwinds, brass & percussion; Leonard Bernstein's performance of Arcana with the New York Philharmonic from 1958, & Frederic Waldman's sessions with the New York Wind Ensemble & Juillard Percussion Orchestra which produced ferocious versions of ‘Intégrales’, ‘Ionisation’ & ‘Octandre’.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGARD VARÈSE VOLUME 1: 3CD BOXSET

Tracklist

  1. Intégrales
  2. Density 21.5
  3. Ionisation
  4. Octandre
  5. Interpolation I
  6. Interpolation Ii
  7. Interpolation Iii
  8. Déserts
  9. Ionisation
  10. Density 21.5
  11. Intégrales
  12. Octandre
  13. Hyperprism
  14. Poème Électronique
  15. Density 21.5
  16. Ionisation
  17. Ionisation
  18. Déserts
  19. Chanson De Là-Haut (Song From On High)
  20. La Croix Du Sud (The Southern Cross)
  21. Arcana
  22. Arcana