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Hausmusik / William Anderson


Release Date: 07/31/2001 
Label:  Furious Artisans   Catalog #: 6802   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Paul HindemithMilton BabbittRobert MartinOlga Gorelli,   ... 
Performer:  William AndersonOren FaderMarc WolfJoan Forsyth,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the late 18th century music devoted specifically for middle class amateur musicians to play at home began to be composed, published and consumed. This music would come to be known as hausmusik. Prior to the advent of hausmusik, there was Tafelmusik, (table-music), music to be played during meals; but tafelmusik was a more aristocratic phenomenon from the era that preceded the great rise of the middle class. The guitar is a hausmusik instrument. While guitarists Segovia, Bream and Starobin worked hard to make the guitar into a "serious" concert instrument, the guitar's origin as in folk music, salon music and hausmusik are an indelible aspect of Western musical tradition. The terms hausmusik along with gebrauchmusik (utility music) began Read more to be widely used in the 20th century when music began to grow in directions that became increasingly more inscrutable to the middle class which once supported it. There is a great tension between the desire to explore musical possibilities for their own rewards, and, on the other hand, to acknowledge music's role in the everyday lives of the non-musicians. The music assembled here reflects or comments upon these opposing tendencies, in the spirit of hausmusik. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rondo for 3 Guitars by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  William Anderson (Guitar), Oren Fader (Guitar), Marc Wolf (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2.
Danci by Milton Babbitt
Performer:  William Anderson (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3.
Henry's Lullaby by Robert Martin
Performer:  William Anderson (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
4.
Duos (3) for 2 Guitars by Olga Gorelli
Performer:  William Anderson (Guitar), Marc Wolf (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5.
Musiken (6), Op. 25 by Hans Erich Apostel
Performer:  William Anderson (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 38 Secs. 
6.
Hausmusik, Op. 172 by Ernst Krenek
Performer:  Joan Forsyth (Piano), Raj Bhimani (Piano), Tom Zajac (Recorder),
Jacqueline Carrasco (Violin), William Anderson (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 9 Minutes 34 Secs. 
7.
Suite for Guitar, Op. 164 by Ernst Krenek
Performer:  William Anderson (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
8.
Variations for Guitar by William Anderson
Performer:  William Anderson (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9.
Under the Tafelmusik by Jonathan Dawe
Performer:  William Anderson (Guitar), Jacqueline Leclair (Oboe), Jacqueline Carrasco (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 5 Secs. 

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