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Ionisation / Tetraktis Ensemble


Release Date: 07/21/2017 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95134  
Composer:  Edgard VarčseSteve ReichCarlos ChavezHenry Cowell,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tetraktis Percussion Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This fascinating programme brings together some of the most iconic percussion music by Varese, Reich, Cowell, Chavez, Harrison and Cage, written in the 30's and 40's of the 20th century. The composers on this disc share their American identity, deriving their inspiration from such diverse sources as medieval music, African culture, astrophysics, Latin-American and Mexican music. The Italian ensemble Tetraktis is one of the most innovating and groundbreaking percussion groups of today. They work closely together with contemporary composers and freely adopt influences from other musical cultures like Rock, Pop, Jazz and Dance. They regularly perform in festivals all over the world. This fascinating programme brings together some of the most iconic percussion music by Varese, Reich, Cowell, Chavez, Harrison and Cage, written in the 30's and 40's of the 20th century. The composers on this disc share their American identity, deriving their inspiration from such diverse sources as medieval music, African culture, astrophysics, Latin-American and Mexican music. The Italian ensemble Tetraktis is one of the most innovating and groundbreaking percussion groups of today. They work closely together with contemporary composers and freely adopt influences from other musical cultures like Rock, Pop, Jazz and Dance. They regularly perform in festivals all over the world. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ionisation by Edgard Varčse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tetraktis Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; USA 
2.
Music for Pieces of Wood by Steve Reich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tetraktis Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USA 
3.
Toccata for Percussion by Carlos Chavez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tetraktis Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; Mexico 
4.
Pulse by Henry Cowell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tetraktis Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
5.
Song of Quetzalcoatl by Lou Harrison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tetraktis Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941 
6.
Third Construction for 4 Percussionists by John Cage
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tetraktis Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 

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