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Earle Brown - A Life in Music - Vol. 5

Earle Brown - A Life in Music - Vol. 5

Earle Brown's Contemporary Sound Series

composer: Alvin Lucier - Robert Ashley - David Behrman - Luciano Berio - Niccolò Castiglioni - Franoc Evangelisti - Charles E. Ives - Bruno Maderna - Yoritsune Matsudaira - Olivier Messiaen - Gordon Mumma
editor: Earle Brown
interpreter: Alvin Lucier - Robert Ashley - David Behrman - Severino Gazzelloni - Aloys Kontarsky - Gordon Mumma - Theo Pluemacher - Willy Schwegler
booklet writer: Alvin Lucier - Robert Ashley - David Behrman - D.J. Hoek - Gordon Mumma

Alvin Lucier: electronics / Robert Ashley: electronics / Mary Ashley, Barbara Lloyd, Mary Lucier: singers / Cynthia Liddell: speaker / David Behrman: electronics / Gordon Mumma: French horn, electronics / Aloys Kontarsky: piano / Theo Plümacher: viola / Willy Schwegler: flute / Severino Gazzelloni: flute

Edition: 3 CDs
Order number: WER 69402

Price: 36.50 €
including VAT and plus delivery


Earle Brown – A Life in Music – Vol. 5:

CD 1 – Sonic Arts Union: Electric Sound
Alvin Lucier: Vespers 
Robert Ashley: Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon 
David Behrman: Runthrough 
Gordon Mumma: Hornpipe

CD 2 – "Concord“ Sonata
Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 “Concord, Mass., 1840–1860”

CD 3 – Music for Flute and Piano
Franco Evangelisti: Proporzioni 
Niccolò Castiglioni: Gymel 
Luciano Berio: Sequenza I
Olivier Messiaen: Le Merle noir
Yoritsune Matsudaira: Somaksah
Bruno Maderna: Honeyrêves


With Earle Brown – A Life in Music – Volume 5, WERGO has again dug up treasures of contemporary music from the 1960s and 1970s: The set with 3 CDs not only contains one of the first recordings of Charles Ives’ "Concord Sonata" by Aloys Kontarsky but also is a testimony to the virtuosity of Severino Gazzelloni who is, without doubt, one of the greatest flutists of the 20th century. In addition, it contains music of the group Sonic Arts Union with the four pioneers of electronic music David Behrman, Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier, and Gordon Mumma.
The 18 LPs of Earle Brown's (1926-2002) legendary Contemporary Sound Series, recorded between 1960 and 1973, have become a rarity in great demand since the series was discontinued in 1978. These rare and historically important recordings have been carefully digitized and remastered by the Earle Brown Music Foundation.
Until the end of 2011, WERGO is going to release six 3-CD sets of these recordings, covering the extraordinary world of contemporary and avant-garde music which flourished in Europe, the USA, Latin America and Japan in the 1960s and the early 1970s.

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