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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.   Ameriques (1929 revised version by Chou Wen - chung) 00:23:55

Varèse, Edgard
Father Jimines, lyricist(s)

2.   Ecuatorial 00:10:27

Varèse, Edgard

3.   Nocturnal 00:09:24
  Dance for Burgess
4.   Dance for Burgess 00:01:44

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

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

Varèse, Edgard

6.   Hyperprism 00:03:48

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

  Un grand sommeil noir
7.   Un grand sommeil noir 00:02:59

Varèse, Edgard

  Density 21.5
8.   Density 21.5 00:04:43
9.   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

Physical Release: 05/2008

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