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COWELL: Homage to Iran / Piano Pieces / Set of Five / Six Casual Developments / Two Songs

Henry Cowell was one of the most remarkable figures in American music. A startlingly innovative composer, an inimitable piano virtuoso who outraged or delighted his audiences, a brilliant writer, teacher, lecturer and organizer, Cowell almost single-handedly laid the foundations for American compositional life. This second Continuum Portrait of Cowell’s music (Volume 1 is available on Naxos 8.559192) includes further examples of his most experimental piano pieces, calling for strumming and plucking the strings, as well as using forearms to produce tone clusters. Other compositions fuse Asian and Western idioms in striking new blends. Yet, however advanced his ideas, or multifaceted his output, Cowell’s music remains immediately accessible.


Cowell, Henry

  Homage to Iran
1.   Play with flash player I. Andante rubato 00:06:43
2.   Play with flash player II. Interlude (Presto) 00:01:09
3.   Play with flash player III. Andante rubato 00:03:18
4.   Play with flash player IV. Con spirito 00:03:41
  Piece for Piano with Strings
5.   Play with flash player Piece for Piano with Strings 00:03:34
  Vestiges
6.   Play with flash player Vestiges 00:02:31
  Euphoria
7.   Play with flash player Euphoria 00:00:59
  What's This
8.   Play with flash player What's This 00:00:35
  Elegie
9.   Play with flash player Elegie 00:05:16
  The Banshee
10.   Play with flash player The Banshee 00:02:05

Cowell, Henry
Riegger, Catherine, lyricist(s)

  2 Songs
11.   Play with flash player Sunset 00:01:52
12.   Play with flash player Rest 00:02:31

Cowell, Henry

  Six Casual Developments
13.   Play with flash player I. Rubato 00:00:51
14.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:01:11
15.   Play with flash player III. Andante 00:01:57
16.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro 00:00:53
17.   Play with flash player V. Adagio cantabile 00:01:44
18.   Play with flash player VI. Allegretto con moto 00:01:09
  Set of Five
19.   Play with flash player I. Largo sostenuto 00:03:21
20.   Play with flash player II. Allegro 00:02:10
21.   Play with flash player III. Andante 00:04:09
22.   Play with flash player IV. Presto leggiero 00:02:20
23.   Play with flash player V. Vigoroso 00:04:31

Total Playing Time: 00:58:30






Composer(s):
Cowell, Henry

Lyricist(s):
Riegger, Catherine

Ensemble(s):
Continuum

Artist(s):
Dubow, Marilyn; Gottlieb, Gordon; Krakauer, David; Murcell, Raymond; Sachs, Joel; Seltzer, Cheryl; Steinberg, Mark

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559193

Barcode: 0636943919323

Release Date: 02/2005

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