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Amiable Conversation (1)
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Because the Cat (1)
Casual Developments (6) (1)
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Elegie for Hanya Holm (1)
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Fabric (1)
Fanfare for the Latin American Allies (1)
Grinell Fanfare (1)
Homage to Iran (1)
Hommage a Rudhyar (1)
How Old is Song? (1)
Hymn and Fuguing Tune no.12 (1)
Invention (1)
Irish Jig (Allegro rubato), for piano (1)
Irish Legends (3) (2)
Irish Suite (2)
Irish Tales (4) 'Tales of our countryside' (1)
Mice Lament (1)
Music When Soft Voices Die (1)
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Piano Concerto (2)
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Pulse for five players (2)
Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Cello and Harpsichord (1)
Return (2)
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Sinfonietta for chamber orchestra, HC443 (1)
Sinister Resonance (1)
Songs (2) (1)
Songs of Padraic Colum (3) (1)
St Agnes Morning (1)
Suite for Violin and Piano (1)
Sweet was the song the Virgin sung (1)
Synchrony (1)
Tall Tale (1)
The Banshee (2)
The Dream Bridge (1)
The Fairy Answer (1)
The Harp of Life (1)
The Snows of Fujiyama (2)
The Universal Flute (1)
Tides of Manaunaun (1)
Tiger (1)
Trio in Nine Short Movements (1)
Vestiges (2)
Where She Lies (1)

Henry Cowell (March 11, 1897 December 10, 1965) was an American composer, music theorist, pianist, teacher, publisher, and impresario. His contribution to the world of music was summed up by Virgil Thomson, writing in the early 1950s: "Henry Cowell's music covers a wider range in both expression and technique than that of any other living composer. His experiments begun three decades ago in rhythm, in harmony, and in instrumental sonorities were considered then by many to be wild. Today they are the Bible of the young and still, to the conservatives, 'advanced.'... No other composer of our time has produced a body of works so radical and so normal, so penetrating and so comprehensive. Add to this massive production his long and influential career as a pedagogue, and Henry Cowell's achievement becomes impressive indeed. There is no other quite like it. To be both fecund and right is given to few."

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Recent Cowell releases

The Dream Bridge - Songs by Charles Ives & Henry Cowell
The Dream Bridge - Songs by Charles Ives & Henry Cowell






Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol.36 (2017): The Americas and A New Melodrama
Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol.36 (2017): The Americas and A New Melodrama



Ionisation: Percussion Music
Ionisation: Percussion Music


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Amiable Conversation
Amiable Conversation