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Earle Brown Contemporary Sound Series 4

Earle Brown Contemporary Sound Series 4 / Various
Release Date: 02/14/2012 
Label:  Wergo   Catalog #: 6937  
Composer:  Pierre BoulezGiacinto ScelsiEarle BrownIannis Xenakis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor ParreninHamburg Chamber Soloists
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The 18 LPs of Earle Brown's legendary Contemporary Sound Series, now re-released by WERGO on CD (six 3-CD sets), have become a rarity in great demand. 'Earle Brown - A Life in Music - Vol. 4' is the most recent CD set in this unique series presented by WERGO.

CD 1 contains three stylistically quite different string quartets by Pierre Boulez, Giacinto Scelsi and Earle Brown himself, performed by the ensembles Quatuor Parrenin, Hamann Quartet, Quartetto di Nuova Musica, and the New York String Quartet.

CD 2 focuses on works for chamber orchestra by Iannis Xenakis, Aldo Clementi, Bo Nilsson, Wlodzimierz Kotonski, and Yuji Takahashi; apart from them, the first recording of Arnold Schoenberg's 'Drei Stücke' is
Read more outstanding as well. The works were performed by the International Kranichsteiner Kammerensemble under the direction of Bruno Maderna, the Hamburger Kammersolisten under the direction of Francis Travis, as well as the exceptional violinist Paul Zukofsky.

CD 3 presents four works premiered by the Hamburger Kammersolisten: 'Études contrapuntiques' by Milko Kelemen, 'Tropi' by Niccolò Castiglioni, 'Serenata' by Vittorio Fellegara and 'Musik für sieben Instrumente' by Isang Yun.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Livre pour cordes by Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Parrenin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; France 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 4 by Giacinto Scelsi
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964 
3.
Quartet for Strings by Earle Brown
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
4.
Achorripsis by Iannis Xenakis
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Triplum by Aldo Clementi
6.
Szene III by Bo Nilsson
7.
Frequenzen by Bo Nilsson
8.
Pieces (3) for Chamber Orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Canto by Wlodzimierz Kotonski
10.
Six Stoicheia by Yuji Takahashi
11.
Études contrapuntiques by Milko Kelemen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Chamber Soloists
12.
Tropi by Niccolò Castiglioni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Chamber Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959 
13.
Serenata by Vittorio Fellegara
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Chamber Soloists
14.
Music for Seven Instruments by Isang Yun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Chamber Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; Korea 

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