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Cowell: Persian Set; Harrison: Suite


Release Date: 03/01/2010 
Label:  Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog #: 114  
Composer:  Henry CowellLou Harrison
Performer:  William MasselosAnahid AjemianMurray PanitzGeorge Ricci,   ... 
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD-R reissued by New World Records does not include artwork. The original liner notes are included. This CD-R reissued by New World Records does not include artwork. The original liner notes are included. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Persian Set by Henry Cowell
Performer:  William Masselos (Piano), Anahid Ajemian (Violin), Murray Panitz (Flute),
George Ricci (Cello), Robert Morris (Flute), Gloria Agostini (Harp),
Harvey Shapiro (Cello), Jascha Zayde (Celeste), Joseph Castka (Percussion),
Carroll Bratman (Percussion), Charles Colston (Piano), Bernard Portnoy (Clarinet),
Julius Baker (Flute), Homer Mensch (Double Bass), Louis Gabowitz (Violin),
Max Pollikoff (Violin), David Nadien (Violin), Jerome Roth (Oboe),
Jesse Teiko (Double Bass), Maro Ajemian (Piano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956-1957; USA 
2. Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra by Lou Harrison
Performer:  William Masselos (Piano), Anahid Ajemian (Violin), Murray Panitz (Flute),
George Ricci (Cello), Robert Morris (Flute), Gloria Agostini (Harp),
Harvey Shapiro (Cello), Jascha Zayde (Celeste), Joseph Castka (Percussion),
Carroll Bratman (Percussion), Charles Colston (Piano), Bernard Portnoy (Clarinet),
Julius Baker (Flute), Homer Mensch (Double Bass), Louis Gabowitz (Violin),
Max Pollikoff (Violin), David Nadien (Violin), Jerome Roth (Oboe),
Jesse Teiko (Double Bass), Maro Ajemian (Piano)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Not typical Stokowski - Music is simply bland and February 1, 2014 By P. Ledesma (Wellington, KS) See All My Reviews "As a huge fan of the work of Leopold Stokowski as well as an orchestral composer, This recording will only be taking up space and will probably not see another moment in my player. I was drawn to the fact that the maestro was promoting new music, which is a great cause to take up. But this CD, which is barely more than a half hour long, is little more than a splash in the pan that nobody will miss. Cowell's music seeks to use his skills as an orchestrator to introduce music styles of Southwest Asia to a new audience. I guess he succeeded, but I didn't come away with anything uplifting or truly unique. Katelby was more successful with his attempt at cross cultural music adaptation (In a Monastery Garden). The Harrison Suite was nice, but like Cowell's music there was little to engage the listener that was more than superficial. Music should take hold of the listener, and this offering failed to do that. Even the great imagination of Stokowski couldn't pump life into these works even though the musicians were very good." Report Abuse
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