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Cri 40th Anniversary - The Composer-performer


Release Date: 10/25/1994 
Label:  Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog #: 670   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Henry CowellHarry PartchIrving FineOtto Luening,   ... 
Performer:  Henry CowellDonald PipinBetty JohnstonBen Johnston,   ... 
Conductor:  Tan Dun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Da Capo Chamber PlayersNine Song EnsembleNine Song Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Works on This Recording

1.
Aeolian Harp by Henry Cowell
Performer:  Henry Cowell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/16/1956 
Venue:  Columbia Records Studio, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: This selection shares track and timing with "Banshee." 
2.
The Banshee by Henry Cowell
Performer:  Henry Cowell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/16/1956 
Venue:  Columbia Records Studio, New York City 
Notes: This selection shares track and timing with "Aeolian Harp." 
3.
The Letter by Harry Partch
Performer:  Donald Pipin (Marimba), Betty Johnston (Pollux), Ben Johnston (Kithara),
Harry Partch (Spoken Vocals), Betty Johnston (Kithara), Donald Pipin (Bass Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943/1972; USA 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Venue:  Gualala, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4.
Music for Piano: 2nd movement, Waltz-Gavotte by Irving Fine
Performer:  Irving Fine (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/22/1956 
Venue:  Fasset Recording Studio, Boston, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5.
Fantasy in Space by Otto Luening
Performer:  Otto Luening (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  Columbia/Princeton Electronic Music, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
6.
Image by Robert Helps
Performer:  Robert Helps (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
7.
Praises and Prayers (5): My master hath a garden by Virgil Thomson
Performer:  Virgil Thomson (Piano), Betty Allen (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/24/1963 
Venue:  Live  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares track and timing with "Before Sleeping." 
8.
Praises and Prayers (5): Before sleeping by Virgil Thomson
Performer:  Betty Allen (Mezzo Soprano), Virgil Thomson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/24/1963 
Venue:  Live  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares track and timing with "My master hath a garden." 
9.
Organbook I: Fanfare by William Albright
Performer:  William Albright (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/08/1970 
Venue:  Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
10.
Spatials by George Walker
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersy 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
11.
Div for Flute, Cello and Piano: 1st movement by Harvey Sollberger
Performer:  Charles Wuorinen (Piano), Fred Sherry (Cello), Harvey Sollberger (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/05/1971 
Venue:  CAMI Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: This selection shares track and timing with the following movement of Sollberger's "Divertimento." 
12.
Div for Flute, Cello and Piano: 2nd movement by Harvey Sollberger
Performer:  Charles Wuorinen (Piano), Fred Sherry (Cello), Harvey Sollberger (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/05/1971 
Venue:  CAMI Hall, New York City 
Notes: This selection shares track and timing with the preceding movement. 
13.
Sonorous Inventions (5) for Violin and Piano: no 2 by Curtis Curtis-Smith
Performer:  Gerald Fischbach (Violin), Curtis Curtis-Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USA 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Venue:  Western Michigan University 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection uses the "bowed piano" technique. 
14.
Nantucket Songs (10) by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Ned Rorem (Piano), Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978-1979; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1979 
Venue:  Live  Library of Congress, Washington, DC 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Petroushskates by Joan Tower
Performer:  Joel Lester (Violin), Patricia Spence (Flute), Joan Tower (Piano),
Laura Flax (Clarinet), André Emelianoff (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Da Capo Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1981 
Venue:  Church of the Holy Trinity, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
16.
Samba D Hiccup by Guy Klucevsek
Performer:  Guy Klucevsek (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
17.
Requiem for Bosnia : Excerpt(s) by Victoria Jordanova
Performer:  Victoria Jordanova (Harp), Victoria Jordanova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was recorded in Paris and San Francisco. 
18.
Apocalypse: Organ Screaming - Excerpt(s) by Alice Shields
Performer:  Alice Shields (Electronics), Alice Shields (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990-1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Columbia University, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares track and timing with "Dawn Wind." 
19.
Apocalypse: Dawn Wind by Alice Shields
Performer:  Alice Shields (Voice), Alice Shields (Electronics)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990-1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Columbia University, New York City 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares track and timing with "Organ Screaming." 
20.
Songs (9) "Ritual Opera": Water spirit by Tan Dun
Performer:  Tan Dun (Voice)
Conductor:  Tan Dun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nine Song Ensemble,  Nine Song Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
21.
Strange Quiet: Part I by Michael Gordon
Performer:  Bob Loughlin (Electric Guitar), John Lad (Viola), Ted Kuhn (Violin),
Michael Gordon (Keyboard), Michael Pugliese (Percussion), Evan Ziporyn (Bass Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Gordon Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Live  Rapp Arts Center, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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