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VARESE: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 - Ameriques / Equatorial / Nocturnal / Ionisation



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VARESE: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 - Ameriques / Equatorial / Nocturnal / Ionisation

The works on this recording span Varèse’s entire career, containing his sole surviving early composition, Un grand Sommeil noir, and his last, unfinished work, Nocturnal, brilliantly and seamlessly completed by the composer’s disciple and assistant during the last seventeen years of his life, the composer Chou Wen-Chung. Chiefly, though, the recording features the original version of Amériques, for a massive orchestra of 155 players, recorded immediately following a rare public performance at the Warsaw Philharmonic (only its second since the 1920s) as part of the 2005 Warsaw Autumn Festival.

Varèse, Edgard

  Ameriques (1929 revised version by Chou Wen-chung)
1.   Play with flash player Ameriques (1929 revised version by Chou Wen - chung) 00:23:55

Varèse, Edgard
Father Jimines, lyricist(s)

2.   Play with flash player Ecuatorial 00:10:27

Varèse, Edgard

3.   Play with flash player Nocturnal 00:09:24
  Dance for Burgess
4.   Play with flash player Dance for Burgess 00:01:44

Varèse, Edgard
Chou, Wen-chung, arranger(s)

  Tuning Up (completed by Chou Wen-chung)
5.   Play with flash player Tuning Up (completed by Chou Wen - chung) 00:04:50

Varèse, Edgard

6.   Play with flash player Hyperprism 00:03:48

Varèse, Edgard
Verlaine, Paul-Marie, lyricist(s)

  Un grand sommeil noir
7.   Play with flash player Un grand sommeil noir 00:02:59

Varèse, Edgard

  Density 21.5
8.   Play with flash player Density 21.5 00:04:43
9.   Play with flash player Ionisation 00:05:24

Total Playing Time: 01:07:14

Varèse, Edgard

Father Jimines; Verlaine, Paul-Marie

Chou, Wen-chung

Lyndon-Gee, Christopher

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Camerata Silesia

Bloch, Thomas; Grochowska, Maria; Lyndon-Gee, Christopher; Watts, Elizabeth

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557882

Barcode: 0747313288229

Release Date: 05/2008

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