American Percussion Works: Cage, Ginastera, Harrison & Varese | Naxos 8574244

American Percussion Works: Cage, Ginastera, Harrison & Varese

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8574244

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 29th January 2021

Contents

Artists

Signe Asmussen (soprano)
Niklas Walentin (violin)
Percurama

Conductor

Jean Thorel

Works

Cage, John

First construction in metal

Ginastera, Alberto

Cantata para America magica , op.27

Harrison, Lou

Koncherto

Varese, Edgard

Ionisation

Artists

Signe Asmussen (soprano)
Niklas Walentin (violin)
Percurama

Conductor

Jean Thorel

About

American Percussion Works is a rare collection of seldom heard works each with specific rules or themes as a basis for the compositions. In John Cage’s First Construction the principle is based on the figure 16. Alberto Ginastera’s work Cantata para América Mágica, uses pre-Columbian texts based on the conditions of human life, with war, natural phenomena, daybreak, night and love. Lou Harrison mixes non-European forms which ‘follow the pattern of having a single melodic part accompanied (or enhanced) by rhythmic percussion’ in his Koncherto. Varèse’s Ionisation also enters a new land being his first solely percussive work where ‘he finds a new grammar for the language of music’.

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