Earle Brown Contemporary Sound Series, Vol. 5

ALVIN LUCIER (b.1931): Vespers, ROBERT ASHLEY (b.1930): Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon, DAVID BEHRMAN (b.1937): Runthrough, GORDON MUMMA (b.1935): Hornpipe, Electronic experimentation from a 1972 LP: Lucier's piece is described as "Acoustic orentation by means of echolocation, for players with hand-held echolocation devices"; Ashley's an excerpt from Wolfman Motorcity Revue ("Electronic Music Theater") with three singers (Mary Ashley, Barbara Lloyd and Mary Lucier) and speaker (Cynthia Liddell); Behrman's was "Made for the Sonic Arts Union, used homemade synth modules and photocell mixers to distrubute sound around a four-channel loudspeaker system" and Mumma plays French horn in his "Electronic music for a cybersonic French horn". Original liner notes by the composers. CHARLES IVES (1874-1954): Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord, mass., 1840-1860". Aloys Kontarsky (piano), Theo Plümacher (viola), Willy Schwegler (flute). 1962 LP release - only 23 years after the piece was first performed. With the original liner notes (by Hans G. Helms) which run to almost 8 pages and which are a fascinating historical document in their own right. FRANCO EVANGELISTI (1926-1980): Proporzioni for Solo Flute, NICCOLÒ CASTIGLIONI (1932-1996): Gymel for Flute and Piano, LUCIANO BERIO (1925-2003): Sequenza I for Solo Flute, OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908-1992): Le merle noir for Flute and Piano, YORTSUNE MATSUDAIRA (1907-2001): Somaksah for Solo Flute, BRUNO MADERNA (1920-1973): Honeyrêves for Flute and Piano. Severino Gazzelloni (flute), Aloys Kontarsky (piano). 1962 LP release.  Original liner notes by David Behrman.

Catalogue Number: 04M099

Label: Wergo

Reference: WER 6940 2

Format: CD

Price: $44.98

Description: 3 CDs.


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