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Music for Ondes Martenot



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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.   Play with flash player Feuillet inedit No. 4 00:02:48

Bloch, Thomas

2.   Play with flash player Formule 00:03:31

Wisson, Bernard

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

Redolfi, Michel

  Mare Teno
6.   Play with flash player Mare Teno 00:07:23

Bloch, Thomas

  Lude 9.6
7.   Play with flash player Lude 9.6 00:02:18

Cooper, Lindsay

8.   Play with flash player Nightmare 00:06:09

Martinů, Bohuslav

  Fantasia, H. 301
9.   Play with flash player Fantasia, H. 301 00:15:28

Touchard, Olivier / Bloch, Thomas

  Euplotes 2
10.   Play with flash player Euplotes 2 00:05:02

Rolin, Etienne

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

Bloch, Thomas
Bougis, Hubert, arranger(s)

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

Release Date: 07/2004

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