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Epiphania - Five Pieces Of Leonard Salzedo With Tuned Gongs


Release Date: 05/28/2002 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 511   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leonard Salzedo
Performer:  Lou Cucanato
Conductor:  Pavel Burda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Percussion EnsembleChristopher QuartetMilwaukee Twentieth Century Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Leonard Salzedo was born in London and was descended from the Sephardic Jews who left Spain at the end of the 15th century. In 1944, while he was still a student at the Royal College of Music, he was commissioned by Marie Rambert to write his first ballet score "The Fugitive" which, after its first performance in November of that year, was performed more than 400 times by the Ballet Rambert in England and abroad. It was also seen on BBC Television. The most successful of his 17 ballet scores is undoubtedly "The Witch Boy" first produced in Amsterdam in 1956 and subsequently performed more than 700 times in over 30 countries. The world premieres of all the works on this CD were given by Pavel Burda in Milwaukee with the composer in Read more attendance. A common thread for the Salzedo works is the use of over two dozen chromatically tuned gongs in all five works. Burda first encountered gongs made by the Paiste Company while recording with the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg and was immediately entranced. This experience led directly to his commissioning the composer. It was Burda's idea to have a series of works in which the compositional focus is the interaction of the unique timbres of these gongs with different ensembles such as string quartet or choir. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Partita for Percussion and String Quartet, Op. 112 by Leonard Salzedo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble,  Christopher Quartet,  Milwaukee Twentieth Century Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Antiphones (4) for Chorus, Tuned Gongs and Piano, Op. 121 by Leonard Salzedo
Performer:  Lou Cucanato (Piano)
Conductor:  Pavel Burda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Wisconsin Concert Choir,  University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble,  Milwaukee Twentieth Century Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Giucco Dei Colpi, Op. 105 by Leonard Salzedo
Performer:  Lou Cucanato (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble,  Milwaukee Twentieth Century Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
Epiphanía, Op. 131 by Leonard Salzedo
Conductor:  Pavel Burda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Wisconsin Concert Choir,  Milwaukee Twentieth Century Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; England 
5.
Sonatina for Tuned Gongs and Piano, Op. 115 by Leonard Salzedo
Performer:  Lou Cucanato (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble,  Milwaukee Twentieth Century Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

Sound Samples

Partita, Op. 112: I. Introduzione
Partita, Op. 112: II. Toccata
Partita, Op. 112: III. Notturno
Partita, Op. 112: IV. Cappriccio
Partita, Op. 112: V. Aria
Partita, Op. 112: VI. Moto Perpetuo
Sonatina for Tuned Gongs and Piano, Op. 115
4 Antiphones, Op. 121: No. 1. Alma Redemptoris
4 Antiphones, Op. 121: No. 2. Ave Regina Coelorum
4 Antiphones, Op. 121: No. 3. Regina Caeli Laetare
4 Antiphones, Op. 121: No. 4. Salve Regina
Giuocco Dei Colpi, Op. 105
Epifania, Op. 131

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