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American Highways

vr 6 jan 2017 18:00 uur

AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #70: Henry Cowell – The Icelandic Symphony. Henry Cowell’s symphonic series, episode 8: American iconoclast Cowell composed an astonishing variety of symphonic works – large and small, intimate and bombastic, funny and poignant.   In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us orchestral music by this little-known american master: Ostinato Pianissimo for percussion ensemble, one of the classics of the genre; the Ballad, the entertainingly naïve Fanfare for the Latin American Allies; the complex Polyphonica; and the substantial Icelandic Symphony.

 

Theme Music :

Henry Cowell

Symphony #11 “Seven Rituals of Music” -Vivace

Robert Whitney: Louisville Orchestra

First Edition FECD-0003

 

Henry Cowell – Ostinato Pianissimo (1934)

The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble

Elektra Nonesuch ‎– 9 79150-2

 

Henry Cowell – Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 10 (1955) For Oboe & Strings

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

Argo (2) ‎– 417 818-2

 

Henry Cowell – Fanfare for the Latin American Allies

London Symphony Brass & Eric Crees

Alto 2013

 

Henry Cowell – Ballad

The Louisville Orchestra & Jorge Mester

Soundmark Records 48126

 

Henry Cowell – Polyphonica

Continuum Ensemble

Naxos Am Classics 8.559192

 

Henry Cowell – Symphony 16: Icelandic I-Moderato con moto II-Allegro III-Adagio Cantabile IV-Vivace V-Maestoso

Icelandic Symphony, Polish Orchestra, William Strickland Conductor

Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) ‎– CD 740

 

Henry Cowell – 4 Irish Tales “Tales of Our Countryside”: No. 3, The Harp of Life

Henry Cowell, piano; All-American Youth Orchestra cond by Leopold Stokowski

Music and Arts 1287

 

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