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Earle Brown Contemporary Sound Series Vol. 3: The Voice Of Cathy Berberian

Earle Brown Contemporary Sound Series 3 / Various
Release Date: 08/10/2010 
Label:  Wergo   Catalog #: 6934   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sylvano BussottiJohn CageToshiro MayuzumiIannis Xenakis,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano BerioCathy BerberianYuji TakahashiBoris De Vinogradov,   ... 
Conductor:  Wilhelm Schüchter
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Earle Brown's legendary Contemporary Sound Series will be released on WERGO CDs. Recorded between 1960 and 1973, the original eighteen LPs have been highly sought after in the secondary market since 1978 when they were discontinued. These rare and historically important recordings of international avant-garde music have been carefully digitized and remastered by the Earle Brown Music Foundation. The series presents the extraordinary world of contemporary and avant-garde music that flourished in Europe, the United States, Latin America and Japan in the 1960s and early 1970s. The third CD set within this series contains works by Luciano Berio, Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Iannis Xenakis, Roger Reynolds, Yuji Takahashi and Read more Earle Brown, performed by the great singer Cathy Berberian, accompanied by Francis Pierre, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Boris de Vinogradov and Luciano Berio; furthermore the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the NHK Chorus together with Tokyo Choraliers and the Nippon University Chorus under the direction of Wilhelm Schüchter and the pianist Yuji Takahashi. Each set contains three CDs in jewel boxes including the original liner notes and cover. In addition there is small catalogue/booklet with an essay 'Earle Brown's Contemporary Sound Series' in English, German and French, as well as an information about the complete Contemporary Sound Series to be released.* Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Frammento, for voice & piano by Sylvano Bussotti
Performer:  Luciano Berio (Piano), Cathy Berberian (Voice)
Length: 9 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2.
Aria by John Cage
Performer:  Cathy Berberian (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 6 Secs. 
3.
Nirvana Symphony by Toshiro Mayuzumi
Conductor:  Wilhelm Schüchter
Period: Modern 
Written: 1958 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 
4.
Herma by Iannis Xenakis
Performer:  Yuji Takahashi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960-1964; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
5.
Coccoboree, for piano by Earle Brown
Performer:  Yuji Takahashi (Piano)
Length: 11 Minutes 2 Secs. 
6.
Metathesis, for piano by Yuji Takahashi
Performer:  Yuji Takahashi (Piano)
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
7.
Fantasy for pianist by Roger Reynolds
Performer:  Yuji Takahashi (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1964 
Length: 17 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8.
Circles by Luciano Berio
Performer:  Boris De Vinogradov (Percussion), Jean-Pierre Drouet (Percussion), Francis Pierre (Harp),
Cathy Berberian (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960 
Length: 17 Minutes 1 Secs. 

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