Various ‎– Masterworks Of The 20th Century

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Sony Classical ‎– 88875061902
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CD 1 - Boulez: Le Marteau Sans Maître • Livre Pour Cordes
Le Marteau Sans Maître (The Hammer Unmastered)
Composed By, Conductor – Pierre BoulezEnsemble – Ensemble Musique VivanteFlute – Michel DebostGuitar – Anton StinglPercussion – Sylvio GualdaVibraphone – Gérard Perotin*Viola – Serge CollotXylophone – Michel Lorin
1-1 I. Avant L'Artisanet Furieux 1:47
1-2 II. Commentaire I de Bourreaux De Solitude 4:03
1-3 III. L'Artisanat Furieux
Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Yvonne Minton
2:27
1-4 IV. Commentaire Il De Bourreaux De Solitude 4:36
1-5 V. Bel Édifice Et Les Pressentiments I
Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Yvonne Minton
3:52
1-6 VI. Bourreaux De Solitude
Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Yvonne Minton
4:12
1-7 VII. Après L'Artisanet Furieux 1:01
1-8 VIII. Commentaire III de Bourreaux De Solitude 5:44
1-9 XI. Bel Édifice Et Les Pressentiments II
Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Yvonne Minton
8:05
Livre Pour Cordes
Conductor, Composed By – Pierre BoulezOrchestra – Strings Of The New Philharmonia Orchestra*
1-10 1a. Variation 6:34
1-11 1b. Mouvement 3:58
CD 2 - Takemitsu: Asterism • Requiem For Strings • Green • The Dorian Horizon
2-1 Asterism, For Piano And Orchestra
Composed By – Toru TakemitsuConductor – Seiji OzawaOrchestra – Toronto Symphony OrchestraPiano – Yuji Takahashi
2-2 Requiem, For String Orchestra
Composed By – Toru TakemitsuConductor – Seiji OzawaOrchestra – Toronto Symphony Orchestra
7:47
2-3 Green (November Steps II), For Orchestra
Composed By – Toru TakemitsuConductor – Seiji OzawaOrchestra – Toronto Symphony Orchestra
5:41
2-4 The Dorian Horizon, For 17 Strings
Composed By – Toru TakemitsuConductor – Seiji OzawaOrchestra – Toronto Symphony Orchestra
9:05
CD 3 - Stravinsky: Agon • Schuller: 7 Studies On Themes Of Paul Klee
3-1 Agon, Ballet For 12 Dancers
Composed By – Igor StravinskyConductor – Erich LeinsdorfOrchestra – Boston Symphony Orchestra
20:36
7 Studies On Themes Of Paul Klee, For Orchestra
Composed By – Gunther SchullerConductor – Erich LeinsdorfFlute – James PappoutsakisOrchestra – Boston Symphony Orchestra
3-2 Antique Harmonies 2:22
3-3 Abstract Trio 1:40
3-4 Little Blue Devil 2:58
3-5 The Twittering Machine 2:07
3-6 Arab Village 6:52
3-7 An Eerie Moment 2:03
3-8 Pastorale 2:55
CD 4 - Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 (Complete & Excerpts / Improvisations)
Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord, Mass., 1840-1860"
Composed By – Charles IvesPiano – John Kirkpatrick (3)
4-1 I. "Emerson", Slowly – Slowly And Quietly 13:35
4-2 II. "Hawthorne", Very Fast 10:02
4-3 III. "The Alcotts", Moderately 4:37
4-4 IV. "Thoreau", Starting Slowly And Quietly 9:43
Piano Sonata No. 2 (Excerpts)
Composed By, Piano – Charles Ives
4-5 "Emerson" (End Of Exposition) 2:01
4-6 "Emerson" (Most Of Recapitulation) 3:59
4-7 "Hawthorne" (Fragment) 0:13
4-8 "The Alcotts" (Complete) 4:53
4-9 "Emerson" Transcription No. 1 With Interpolated Improvisations 5:19
4-10 "Emerson" Transcription No. 3 With Interpolated Improvisations 2:31
CD 5 - Crumb: Voice Of The Whale • Night Of The Four Moons • And More
5-1 Voice Of the Whale (Vox Balaenae)
Cello [Electric Cello], Percussion [Antique Cymbals] – Jerry GrossmanComposed By – George CrumbEnsemble – Aeolian Chamber PlayersFlute [Electric Flute] – Erich GrafPiano [Amplified Piano] – Walter Ponce
20:20
Night Of The Four Moons
Banjo – Lewis KaplanCello [Electric Cello] – Paul TobiasComposed By – George CrumbEnsemble – Aeolian Chamber PlayersMezzo-soprano Vocals – Jan DeGaetaniPercussion – Raymond DesRoches*Piccolo Flute [Piccolo], Alto Flute – Erich GrafText By [Based On Fragments From] – Federico García Lorca
5-2 I. La Luna Está Muerta, Muerta (The Moon Is Dead, Dead...) 2:39
5-3 II. Cuando Sale La Luna (When The Moon Rises...) 3:36
5-4 III. Otro Adán Oscuro Está Soñando (Another Obscure Adam Dreams...) 2:53
5-5 IV. ¡Huye, Luna, Luna, Luna! (Run Away Mood, Moon, Moon!...) 8:26
Makrokosmos Vol. II
Composed By – George CrumbPiano [Amplified Piano] – Robert Miller (2)
5-6 Part 1 - I. Morning Music (Gensis II) 2:32
5-7 Part 1 - II. The Mystic Chord 2:27
5-8 Part 1 - III. Rain-Death Variations 1:34
5-9 Part 1 - IV. Twin Suns (Doppelgänger Aus Der Ewigkeit) 3:32
5-10 Part 2 - V. Ghost-Nocturne: For The Druids Of Stonehenge (Night-Spell II) 3:05
5-11 Part 2 - VI. Gargoyles 1:11
5-12 Part 2 - VII. Tora! Tora! Tora! (Cadenza Apocalittica) 1:34
5-13 Part 2 - VIII. A Prophecy Of Nostradamus 2:29
5-14 Part 3 - IX. Cosmic Wind 2:20
5-15 Part 3 - X. Voices From "Corona Borealis" 3:24
5-16 Part 3 - XI. Litany Of The Galactic Bells 2:35
5-17 Part 3 - XII. Agnus Dei 4:05
CD 6 - The World Of Harry Partch: Daphne Of The Dunes • Castor & Pollux • And More
6-1 Daphne Of The Dunes
Composed By, Viola [Adapted Viola] – Harry PartchConductor [Under The Supervision Of The Composer] – Danlee MitchellPerformer – Dean Drummond, Emil Richards, Frank Berberich, Gary Coleman, John McAllister, Linda Schell, Michael Ranta, Richard Lapore, Robert McCormick, Todd Miller
17:25
6-2 Barstow, 8 Highhiker Inscriptions From A Highway Railing At Barstow, California
Composed By, Vocals – Harry PartchConductor [Under The Supervision Of The Composer] – Danlee MitchellPerformer – John McAllister, Linda Schell, Michael RantaVocals – John Stannard
9:20
6-3 Castor & Pollux, A Dance For The Twin Rhythms Of Gemini From Plectra & Percussion Dances
Composed By – Harry PartchConductor [Under The Supervision Of The Composer] – Danlee MitchellPerformer – Dean Drummond, Emil Richards, Gary Coleman, John McAllister, Linda Schell, Michael Ranta
16:20
6-4 Partch In Prolugue, Adapted Viola
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
3:54
6-5 Chromelodeon I
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
2:29
6-6 Kithara I
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
1:08
6-7 Castor & Pollux (Harmonic Canon II)
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
0:47
6-8 Diamond Marimba
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
1:30
6-9 Bass Marimba
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
1:22
6-10 Cloud-Chamber Bowls
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
1:52
6-11 Spoils Of War
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
1:56
6-12 Surrogate Kithara
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
1:24
6-13 Kithara II
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
1:21
6-14 Boo
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
1:55
6-15 Harmonic Canon I
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
1:15
6-16 Zymo-Xyl
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
1:42
6-17 Mazda Marimba
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
1:35
6-18 Gourd Tree & Cone Gong
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
1:50
6-19 Hand Instruments, Partch In Epilogue
Performer, Composed By – Harry Partch
3:00
CD 7 - Extended Voices: Oliveros • Lucier • Cage • Ashley • Ichiyanagi • Feldman
7-1 Sound Patterns, For Mixed Chorus A Cappella
Chorus – The Brandeis University Chamber ChorusChorus Master [Director] – Alvin LucierComposed By, Lyrics By – Pauline Oliveros
4:02
7-2 North American Time Capsule 1967, For Voices And Sylvania Electronic Systems Vocoder
Chorus – The Brandeis University Chamber ChorusComposed By, Chorus Master [Director] – Alvin Lucier
10:18
7-3 Solos For Voice 2
Chorus – The Brandeis University Chamber ChorusChorus Master [Director] – Alvin LucierComposed By – John Cage
12:52
7-4 She Was A Visitor, From The Opera 'That Morning Thing'
Chorus – The Brandeis University Chamber ChorusChorus Master [Director] – Alvin LucierComposed By – Robert Ashley
5:46
7-5 Extended Voices, For Voices With Moog Synthesizer And Buchla Associates Electronic Modular System
Chorus – The Brandeis University Chamber ChorusChorus Master [Director] – Alvin LucierComposed By – Toshi Ichiyanagi
11:05
7-6 Chorus And Instruments II, For Chorus, Tuba And Chimes
Chimes – John BergamoChorus – The Brandeis University Chamber ChorusChorus Master [Director] – Alvin LucierComposed By – Morton FeldmanTuba – Harvey Phillips
5:05
7-7 Christian Wolff In Cambridge, For Chorus A Cappella
Chorus – The Brandeis University Chamber ChorusChorus Master [Director] – Alvin LucierComposed By – Morton Feldman
3:48
CD 8 - Xenakis • Del Tredici • Stockhousen • Cage • Crumb
8-1 Akrata
Composed By – Iannis XenakisConductor – Richard DufalloEnsemble – The Festival Chamber Ensemble*Soprano Vocals – Phyllis Bryn-Julson
12:00
8-2 Syzygy, For Soprano And Orchestra
Composed By – David Del TrediciConductor – Richard DufalloEnsemble – The Festival Chamber Ensemble*Soprano Vocals – Phyllis Bryn-Julson
24:30
8-3 Zyklus For A Percussionist (No. 9)
Composed By – Karlheinz StockhausenPercussion – Max Neuhaus
11:36
8-4 Fontana Mix - Feed
Composed By – John CagePercussion – Max Neuhaus
10:20
8-5 Lux Aeterna, For 5 Masked Musicians
Composed By – George CrumbConductor – Richard WernickEnsemble – Penn Contemporary PlayersSoprano Vocals – Jan DeGaetani
13:37
CD 9 - Arel • El-Dabh • Ussachevsky • Babbitt • Davidovsky • Luening
9-1 Stereo Electronic Music No. 1
Composed By, Electronics – Bülent Arel
10:28
9-2 Leyla And The Poet
Composed By, Electronics – Halim El-Dabh
5:20
9-3 Prologue: Enuma Elish, From "3 Scenes From The Creation"
Composed By, Electronics – Vladimir Ussachevsky
8:09
9-4 Composition For Synthesizer
Composed By, Electronics – Milton Babbitt
10:36
9-5 Electronic Study No. 1
Composed By, Electronics – Mario Davidovsky
5:50
9-6 Gargoyles
Composed By, Electronics – Otto LueningViolin – Max Pollikoff
9:21
9-7 Ensembles For Synthesizer
Composed By, Electronics – Milton Babbitt
10:38
CD 10 - Boulez • Haubenstock-Ramati • Maderna • Nono • Berio
10-1 Sonatine For Flute And Piano
Composed By – Pierre BoulezFlute – Severino GazzelloniPiano – Frederic Rzewski
12:58
10-2 Interpolation, Mobile For Flute 1, 2 and 3
Composed By – Roman Haubenstock-RamatiFlute – Severino Gazzelloni
4:51
10-3 Concerto No. 1 For Oboe And Chamber Orchestra
Composed By – Bruno MadernaConductor – Bruno MadernaOboe – Lothar FaberOrchestra – Soloists Of The Rome Symphony Orchestra
10-4 Y Su Sangre Yua Viene Cantando, Epitaffio Per Federico Garcia Lorca No. 2 For Flute, Strings And Percussion
Composed By – Luigi NonoConductor – Bruno MadernaFlute – Severino GazzelloniOrchestra – Soloists Of The Rome Symphony Orchestra
16:17
10-5 Serene I For Flute And 14 Instruments
Composed By – Luciano BerioConductor – Bruno MadernaFlute – Severino GazzelloniOrchestra – Soloists Of The Rome Symphony Orchestra
10:38

Notes

Recording:
CD 1: London, EMI Studios, December 1968 & Paris, Studio Davout, October 1972.
CD 2: Toronto, Massey Hall, January 16, 1969 (2-1/2-4), Juanry 17, 1969 (2/3)
CD 3: Boston, Symphony Hall, April 19, 1965 (1), November 23, 1964 (2-8)
CD 4: New York City, Columbia 30th Street Studio, March 28/29, 1968 (1-4); New York City, Mary Howard Studio, April 24, 1943 (5/6/8); New York City, May 11, 1938 (7); London, Columbia Graphophone Co., June 12, 1933 (9/10).
CD 5: New York City, Columbia 30th Street Studio, March 19, 1973 (1), under the supervision of the composer; November 12, 1973 (2-5), June 4-6/23, 1975 (6-17)
CD 6: New York City, Whitney Museum, September 11, 1968 (1-3); San Diego, San Diego State College, 1969 (4-19)
CD 7: New York City, Mastertone Recording Studios, May 12, 1967
CD 8: New York City, Columbia 30th Street Studio, July 11, 1968 (1/2), February 15/16, 1968 (3/4), January 10, 1975 (5)
CD 9: Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, date unknown.
CD 10: Italy, 1967.

Original releases:

CD1: Le Marteau Sans Maître / Livre Pour Cordes

CD2: Asterism, Requiem, Green, The Dorian Horizon

CD3: Agon / 7 Studies On Themes Of Paul Klee

CD4: The "Concord" Sonata, plus six tracks originally released as side G of The 100th Anniversary box set.

CD5: Two complete LPs: Voice Of The Whale / Night Of The Four Moons and Makrokosmos Vol. II

CD6: The World Of Harry Partch, plus 16 tracks selected from 'The Instruments of Harry Partch', originally released as third disc of 3LP edition of Delusion Of The Fury.

CD7: Extended Voices

CD8: Compilation CD, no original LPs in their entirety. The Xenakis and Del Tredici tracks are from Akrata / Syzygy / The Dorian Horizon / Canciones A Guiomar; the Stockhausen and Cage tracks are from Electronics & Percussion - Five Realizations By Max Neuhaus; and the Crumb track is from Lux Aeterna, Dream Sequence, Four Nocturnes.

CD9: Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center plus the Milton Babbitt track from New Electronic Music From Leaders Of The Avant-Garde.

CD10: The New Music (Volume 2) plus the Nono and Berio tracks taken from The New Music (Volume 3).

Each CD was reissued individually in limited quantities by Sony, via arkivmusic.com, in 2013/14. Original artwork was overlaid with the series title ‘Prophets Of The New’. The series contained four further releases not included in this box set. Releases in the series were also made available as mp3 albums for download from amazon.com.

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93wergo

93wergo

June 23, 2016

Found the fourth! Elliott Carter - Variations For Orchestra/Double Concerto/Piano Concerto
93wergo

93wergo

June 23, 2016

Found a third one - the RCA The New Music (Volume 1).
93wergo

93wergo

June 7, 2016

"The series contained four further releases" - I've found two of them (Berio - Sinfonia and Feldman - Frank O'Hara) but can't find any reference to the two others anywhere: can anyone identify them?
Alan_Burns

Alan_Burns

December 17, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
Deleting my previous comments as I have now corrected some errors and put all the info into the release notes above.
Alan_Burns

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November 4, 2015
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Alan_Burns

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October 23, 2015
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