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Earle Brown - A Life in Music - Vol. 3

Earle Brown - A Life in Music - Vol. 3

Earle Brown's Contemporary Sound Series

composer: Luciano Berio - Earle Brown - Sylvano Bussotti - John Cage - Toshiro Mayuzumi - Roger Reynolds - Yuji Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis
editor: Earle Brown
interpreter: Cathy Berberian - Luciano Berio - Jean Pierre Drouet - Francis Pierre - Yuji Takahashi - Boris de Vinogradov
booklet writer: Earle Brown - D.J. Hoek - Toshiro Mayuzumi - Heinz-Klaus Metzger - Roger Reynolds - Yuji Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis
choir: Nippon University Chorus - Tokyo Choraliers
conductor: Wilhelm Schuechter
orchestra/ensemble: NHK Symphony Orchestra

Cathy Berberian: voice / Francis Pierre: harp / Jean-Pierre Drouet: percussion / Boris de Vinogradov: percussion / Luciano Berio: piano / NHK Symphony Orchestra / Tokyo Choraliers / Nippon University Chorus / conductor: Wilhelm Schüchter / Yuji Takahashi: piano

Edition: 3 CDs
Order number: WER 69342

Price: 36.50 €
including VAT and plus delivery


Earle Brown – A Life in Music – Vol. 3:

CD 1 – The Voice of Cathy Berberian
Luciano Berio: Circles (e.e. cummings)
Sylvano Bussotti: Frammento
John Cage: Aria with Fontana Mix

CD 2 – Toshiro Mayuzumi: Nirvana Symphony
Buddhist Cantata for 12-part male chorus and orchestra

CD 3 – New Music for Piano(s)
Iannis Xenakis: Herma
Roger Reynolds: Fantasy for Pianist
Yuji Takahashi: Metathesis
Earle Brown: Corroboree


Earle Brown’s legendary Contemporary Sound Series will be released on WERGO CDs. Recorded between 1960 and 1973, the original eighteen LPs have been highly sought after in the secondary market since 1978 when they were discontinued. These rare and historically important recordings of international avant-garde music have been carefully digitized and remastered by the Earle Brown Music Foundation.
The series - re-released on WERGO since 2009 - presents the extraordinary world of contemporary and avant-garde music that flourished in Europe, the United States, Latin America and Japan in the 1960s and early 1970s.

The third CD set within this series contains works by Luciano Berio, Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Iannis Xenakis, Roger Reynolds, Yuji Takahashi and Earle Brown, performed by the great singer Cathy Berberian, accompanied by Francis Pierre, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Boris de Vinogradov and Luciano Berio; furthermore the NHK Symphony Orchestra together with the Tokyo Choraliers and the Nippon University Chorus under the direction of Wilhelm Schüchter and the pianist Yuji Takahashi.

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2011 |Nomination for the "International Classical Music Award" (ICMA)

Nomination for the "International Classical Music Award" (ICMA)

The "International Classical Music Award" (ICMA) is awarded by an international jury of music editors (magazines and radio stations). Former names of the prize are: "Cannes Classical Award" and "MIDEM Classical Award"

additional information

CD set was nominated for the International Classical Music Award ICMA 2011


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