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Music for Ondes Martenot

Rare instrument specialist Thomas Bloch is equally at home performing on the soundtrack of Amadeus, on stage with Radiohead, or at Milan’s La Scala (playing glass harmonica, cristal Baschet or ondes Martenot). This CD offers the widest possible range of repertoire for the ondes Martenot, one of the earliest electronic instruments (1919): a solo work and an ensemble for nine ondes Martenot (Bloch), chamber music (MartinÛ, Messiaen), double concerto with piano, orchestra and percussion (Wisson), electroacoustic compositions (Redolfi, Touchard), and a fully composed piece (Cooper) which contrasts with a partially improvised work (Rolin). These at times surprising works are performed by Bloch and some of his fellow-composers, and also feature Phil Minton, Fernand Quattrocchi, the Pomeranian Quartet and the Paderewski Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

Messiaen, Olivier

  Feuillet inedit No. 4
1.   Feuillet inedit No. 4 00:02:48

Bloch, Thomas

2.   Formule 00:03:31

Wisson, Bernard

3.   Kyriade I 00:06:23
4.   Kyriade II: excerpt 00:03:33
5.   Kyriade IV 00:06:22

Redolfi, Michel

  Mare Teno
6.   Mare Teno 00:07:23

Bloch, Thomas

  Lude 9.6
7.   Lude 9.6 00:02:18

Cooper, Lindsay

8.   Nightmare 00:06:09

Martinů, Bohuslav

  Fantasia, H. 301
9.   Fantasia, H. 301 00:15:28

Touchard, Olivier / Bloch, Thomas

  Euplotes 2
10.   Euplotes 2 00:05:02

Rolin, Etienne

  Space Forest Bound
11.   Heterodyne 00:02:12
12.   Jungle Jingle 00:00:53
13.   Creature Beat 00:02:18

Bloch, Thomas
Bougis, Hubert, arranger(s)

  Sweet Suite (orch.- arr. H. Bougis and T. Bloch)
14.   Intro 00:04:43
15.   A Name 00:01:28
16.   Item 00:03:16

Total Playing Time: 01:13:47

Bloch, Thomas; Cooper, Lindsay; Martinů, Bohuslav; Messiaen, Olivier; Redolfi, Michel; Rolin, Etienne; Touchard, Olivier; Wisson, Bernard

Bougis, Hubert

Quattrocchi, Fernand

Paderewski Philharmonic Orchestra; Thomas Bloch Waves Orchestra

Pomerian Quartet

Abrahams, Brian; Belling, Susan; Bloch, Thomas; Brodrick, Dean; Cooper, Lindsay; Kenovic, Ademir; Minton, Phil; Redolfi, Michel; Rolin, Etienne; Siracusa, Gerard; Swatowski, Marek; Touchard, Olivier; Wisson, Bernard

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.555779

Barcode: 0747313577927

Physical Release: 07/2004

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